What We Do & Why We Do It
What: We create limitless possibilities for Dallas Animal Services (DAS) by increasing the value of services and the agility in which those services are provided. We raise funds to directly benefit DAS in the four major areas outlined below. To date, we've fulfilled 100% of requests for assistance received from DAS.
Why: DAS is one of the largest dog & cat intake shelters in the country, taking in tens of thousands of pets each year. Despite the challenges of caring for this volume of animals, DAS works hard to increase quality of life for shelter pets and reduce unnecessary euthanasia through its Dallas90 community engagement campaign. The city budget limits DAS' ability to achieve these goals so we fundraise to provide additional resources and options.
DAS strives to provide shelter animals with enrichment in the form of playgroups, treats, and durable chew toys to reduce stress, prevent boredom, and decrease undesirable behaviors.
The DAS medical team provides essential care to all animals entering the shelter and performs speciality surgeries and treatments when necessary. Friends of DAS uses donations to ensure the medical team can continue its lifesaving work.
Friends of DAS provides financial assistance for a variety of shelter needs, such as volunteer and staff training, marketing for the Dallas90 campaign, and technology platforms, all of which allow DAS staff to best perform their jobs.
The foster program is a crucial component of the Dallas90 campaign. Friends of DAS uses donations to purchase supplies for new foster families, crates, leashes, and other needed items identified by the DAS foster staff.