A Life to Live is taking it to the streets.
As we strive to achieve a no-kill Baytown, it’s important that we educate the community about our mission and add to our teams of volunteers and fosters so that we can save the lives of more homeless animals.
One way we’re doing that is through outreach efforts in neighborhoods across Baytown.
During a recent Sunday morning, outreach coordinator Terri Fitch and three other volunteers spent several hours knocking on doors and visiting with residents in the Lakewood subdivision.
“We distributed lots of information about A Life to Live, and made some great connections and new friends,” Terri said.
Some learned about A Life to Live for the first time, while others had heard of us but were eager to know more about our various programs.
Volunteers Eric Harding, Ann Seawright and Sharon Tucker joined Terri to share information about volunteer and foster opportunities. They enjoyed a long visit with one resident who was helping care for community cats in the neighborhood.
We were able to educate her about our Good Felines program, which humanely and effectively limits the reproduction of community cats through trap-neuter-return (TNR) and shelter-neuter-return (SNR) efforts.
In an outing following Hurricane Harvey, our outreach efforts included telling residents in another area of Baytown about our food bank. We provided pet food to those who were most impacted by the flooding.
“We discovered that not only were homes destroyed, but dog houses as well. One of the things we’d like to do is find partners willing to donate materials so that we can help rebuild some of these dog houses,” Terri said.
Outreach outings are held throughout the year. If you’d like to join us, apply to volunteer today.
Written by David Berkowitz, public relations coordinator.