WHY 2020 MAY BE YOUR BEST YEAR TO DONATE!
When you make a charitable contribution of cash to a qualifying public charity, in 2020, under the CARES Act, you can deduct up to 100% of your adjusted gross income.
A measure in the federal coronavirus relief bill grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations starting in 2020.
Normally, you have to itemize deductions to get a tax write off. In this case, the break is available to people who claim the standard deduction, which is $12,400 for singles or $24,800 for married-filing jointly in 2020.
It’s possible to deduct the full fair market value of S-Corp or C-Corp stocks when donating private stock as a gift.
There's financial incentive to give generously. When you donate to the Dog and Cat Shelter, a 501©3 Corporation, you take an income tax charitable deduction, reducing your taxable income and your tax bill!
Improve your community while reducing your taxable income!
The COVID crisis has created global chaos. Sheridan has been fortunate in comparison but the Shelter’s financial future as far as municipal sources is concerned will be drastically reduced. On top of the financial changes COVID has also increased other aspects of shelter life. People bring their surrenders or found animals from neighboring counties and states. They say they’ve heard great things and feel comfortable leaving their friends, who they must surrender, many times for no other reason than a change in their economic outlook. They feel comfortable and grateful because they know we will treat their pet friend with love and care until we can re-home them. This atmosphere is a direct result of the caliber of staff and volunteers that dedicate themselves to this mission. They all deserve quality, consistent care and they receive it every single day. We feel very proud and privileged to be a part of this organization. If you have donated already, thank you! If you haven’t, and are able, please be part of the family that makes our Shelter a “Home in Between Homes”.
Exciting Event Fun!
The Dog & Cat Shelter and the Unleashed Foundation are co-hosting the inaugural “Hoot and Howl” event on Saturday, September 26!!
Entrance fees benefit the Dog & Cat Shelter’s partnership with the Unleashed Foundation to provide ESA and basic training for dogs that need help getting placed! There are no “Bad Dogs” - but sometimes they need help becoming “Good Dogs”!
The hike starts at Hidden Hoot Trail near the soccer fields on West 5th Street. The hike is 5 miles and is considered a medium technical trail. We encourage participants to bring their leashed dog. ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED! NO FLEX LEADS ALLOWED. The trail is narrow and steep in places and doesn’t afford room for dog mishaps.
$25 Pre-registration can be done online until September 23rd at the link below. The first 50 Pre-Registered entrants receive a t-shirt at the event. All others will receive one after the event. Same Day Registration is $35.
This will be a first come first served staggered start event between 9:00am and 11:00am on September 26. This is not a timed event. It’s all for fun and for the animals!
SEE YOU AT THE HOOT AND HOWL
SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2020
Our “New Normal” Rabies Clinic!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS
What days are the clinic?
Friday, JUNE 26TH, 2020
Friday, JULY 24TH, 2020
Friday, AUGUST 28TH, 2020
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Where is the clinic?
The Dog & Cat Shelter,
84 East Ridge Road
Sheridan, WY 82801
What time is the clinic?
By appointment 11:00AM - 5:00PM.
Don't worry we will have plenty of room for everyone!
We're trying this new method to make it safer for everyone!
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE PRESS THE ARROW BELOW.
The COVID experience has prompted change at the Dog and Cat Shelter. The pause revealed that open visitation hours creates unnecessary anxiety among the animals.
As such The Dog and Cat Shelter’s new hours are Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. This creates a more structured environment that allows quality time for our animals and potential adopters.
The Shelter is a confusing transition for most animals and their comfort and care is our highest priority.
Adoption applications can be filled out online. We are happy to accommodate those with no email or internet capacity! Just call 307-674-7694.
Appointment priority is given to pre-approved applicants who are possible future families.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-4:30. We are happy to accommodate for extenuating circumstances! Phones are on at 10am. Messages can be left on the phone or via FB messenger.
Thank you for understanding!
It has come to our attention that there are concerns regarding Dog to Human infection with COVID19. Our Veterinarian provided us with the latest information from the World Organization for Animal Health. There has been one case that proved inconclusive due to the age of the dog at time of death (17) and that no necropsy was performed to conclude if it was age or Covid19. All the information from the World Organization for Animal Health is below. Please – continue to love your pets but during this time do as we all are; frequent hand washing and physical distance. Thanks for your continued concern for our animal friends!
ALSO – PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12-4:30 FOR SURRENDERS AND STRAYS. THERE WILL BE NO SPAY NEUTER CERTIFICATES ISSUED AT THIS TIME.
What do we know about COVID-19 virus and companion animals?
The current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human to human transmission. To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare.
The Veterinary Services of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China reported to OIE evidence that a dog had tested positive to the COVID-19 virus following close exposure to its owners who were sick with COVID-19 – see Immediate Notification (01/03/2020) and Follow-up report no.1 (09/03/2020). The test, conducted by real time PCR, showed the presence of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus. The dog was not showing any clinical signs of the disease.
There is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this human disease or that they become sick. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19 virus. The OIE will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
There is no evidence to support restrictions to movement or trade of companion animals.
What precautionary measures should be taken by owners when companion or other animals have close contact with humans sick or suspected with COVID-19?
There have not been any reports of companion or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 and currently there is no evidence that they play a significant epidemiological role in this human disease. However, because animals and people can sometimes share diseases (known as zoonotic diseases), it is still recommended that people who are sick with COVID-19 limit contact with companion and other animals until more information is known about the virus.
When handling and caring for animals, basic hygiene measures should always be implemented. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.
When possible, people who are sick or under medical attention for COVID-19 should avoid close contact with their pets and have another member of their household care for their animals. If they must look after their pet, they should maintain good hygiene practices and wear a face mask if possible.
In support of our nationwide effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus the Dog & Cat Shelter will be by appointment only until May 15th.
Our phones will be on Tuesday - Saturday from 12 noon until 4:30 pm to schedule the appointments and help return lost animals.
Adoptions are still available we just ask you get pre-approved before making an appointment. To do this you will need to fill out our online application or call the shelter and we will make arrangements to get you a printed application.
Please rest assured that all our adoptable and stray animals are receiving the same high standard of care and that we will continue to make every effort to find our adoptable animals great homes and return stray animals to their owners.
Dining for a Cause that was originally scheduled for March 23rd, 2020 is currently in the process of being rescheduled.