Texas Critter Crusaders believes the stray, abused and abandoned animals in our community at the shelter deserve the best care available – allowing them a healthy, humane quality of life while they are awaiting adoption. YOU can help us ensure that all the animals at the Taylor Shelter are given the necessary and proper care, whether it’s surgery, training or just some extra treats and toys! Will you help us help these furbabies this GivingTuesday?
WHAT IS GIVING TUESDAY?
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. While GivingTuesday happens every Tuesday, the annual celebration of generosity will happen on November 29, 2022.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 10 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.
Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. We all have gifts to give, and with social media, online giving, delivery, mail, and phones, there are limitless ways to use your generosity to support others.
We hope you will join us in Giving THIS Tuesday and support the animals at the City of Taylor Animal Shelter!
THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION
Texas Critter Crusaders (TCC) works to meet the unmet needs of the animals at the City of Taylor Animal Shelter by providing financial support for various medical care and services, including, but not limited to, emergency surgeries, urgent medical care, heart-worm treatment, and training. Our goal is to help the animals get adopted and have a healthy, humane quality of life while they are awaiting adoption. TCC also works to raise awareness about the Taylor Animal Shelter and animal rescue through public education of adoption, foster & volunteer opportunities, as well as hosting adoption & microchip events throughout the year. Our secondary mission is to prevent animals from entering the shelter to begin with. We provide help with spay/neuter, free microchipping, and surgery cost assistance to the community, when funds are available.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE
Financial donations go to meet the unmet needs of the pets at the City of Taylor Animal Shelter, as well as at times, area community pets depending on availability of funds.
Here’s how you can donate:
Donate directly to our Facebook GivingTuesday fundraiser. Facebook direct deposits every penny of your donation and doesn’t keep a fee.
Make a donation on our website with a credit card/debit card.
Donate via Venmo @TxCritterCrusaders.
Mail a check made payable to Texas Critter Crusaders, PO Box 468, Taylor, Xx 76574.
Remember, your donation is tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Not able to donate financially? That’s okay! You can still donate the best gift – YOU!! Your time, your voice! There are lots of ways to help TCC & the Taylor shelter animals! Volunteer your time and share our page on your social media pages. If you can’t adopt, foster! For a weekend, for a week, for longer. You can also donate just by shopping on AmazonSmile! Click here for more ways to help or email us for more information. And for ideas on how you can spread the word about GivingTuesday and supporting Texas Critter Crusaders, click here.
WHY GIVING IS IMPORTANT
Meet Donna – a spunky, 30 lb., medium size, 16 month old German Shepherd, who was seized by the City of Taylor Animal Shelter in September 2022 due to animal cruelty. When she was found, Donna was severely underweight, barely able to walk and covered with demodex mange (not contagious). A vet visit confirmed this poor girl had been suffering from the mange for at least six months and has lived in immense pain most her young life due to her being born with both rear hip joints out of socket.
Since arriving at the City of Taylor Animal Shelter, she has been thriving due to proper nutrition, pain medication and regular medicated baths. Once her mange is cleared up and she has gained some weight she will be a candidate for hip surgery.
Meet Truffles – a young kitten that was attacked by a dog and fled up a tree for safety. Just a couple weeks ago, animal control was called for help with a kitten that had been attacked by a dog. When the officer arrived on scene, she found the kitten way up in a tree. She was able to get the kitten out of the tree, but realized quickly that one of her legs could be broken and she had a pretty nasty gash on her side. She rushed her to the vet where x-rays were taken and sure enough, her front leg was snapped in two. Lucky for her, the break was a clean break and good candidate for splinting, rather than costly invasive surgery. Truffles is currently in foster healing and they will take her to her weekly appointments to change the splint and bandages. They’ve given her the name Layla (after Laila Ali) since she’s such a fighter and plan to officially adopt her once given the all clear!
DAISY & WHISKEY – How It All Began!
Meet Daisy & Whiskey – where the idea for a supporting non-profit for the Taylor Animal Shelter began…Daisy and Whiskey were picked up as strays in late 2015 and were a very bonded pair. The owners were found, but due to a divorce, neither was able to take them, so they were surrendered. They both sat at the shelter for months with no interest, even though they were both very playful, sweet, and house broken. Nobody wanted to adopt them because Daisy had a huge tumor on her side. This was our call to action! While we began the journey of starting Texas Critter Crusaders, we simultaneously began raising funds in a grassroots effort to get Daisy the surgery she needed, and we were successful! Daisy’s lump was removed (and tested benign), and once healed, they were adopted TOGETHER!
Meet Nathaniel – a very sick ex-community cat. Nathaniel is what we call a community cat. He was TNR’d (trap, neutered, returned) years ago. His colony caretaker noticed that he was starting to look thin last year, but very quickly his health took a very bad turn for the worse. Thankfully, she brought him to the Taylor Animal Shelter for help. Nathaniel was diagnosed with stomatitis which is the body’s overreaction to plaque build-up on the teeth. It is extremely painful and causes huge open sores in the mouth. Most cats with stomatitis stop eating and especially when they’re outside community cats, they will deteriorate quickly. It sounds drastic, but the only treatment and cure for this is either multiple dentals per year (who can afford that???) or extraction of all the teeth. We had his full mouth extraction done and by the time he got back to the shelter he was stuffing his face with food. Unfortunately, with some cats, kennel stress causes them to over-groom themselves and that happened with Nathaniel. He went from having badly matted filthy fur, to no fur at all in some places! Thanks to one of our past adopters, Nathaniel is currently in foster and has made a complete recovery. He looks fantastic, truly enjoys the indoors, and is patiently waiting to be adopted!