In 2019, the East CAN community proudly helped over 75 animals and owners in need. Twenty-one animals got forever homes and we helped 3 animals pass peacefully.
We are eternally grateful for each show of support you give to us throughout the year – donating, attending and even shopping! Thanks to you last year – donations to East CAN totaled just over $30,000. Our events throughout the year (The Big PayBack, Chili Cook Off, Tomato Fest, and the Annual Yard Sale) grossed $5,800. We received an additional $556 through your shopping via Amazon Smile.
As always, our largest expense was vet care, the total being $24,000. In 2019, we provided veterinary care for 70 animals, ranging from routine vaccinations and spay/neuters to around the clock intensive care to save the Star-Warrior Pups from parvovirus. Food and supplies totaled $2,000. Unfortunately, unexpected long term boarding for two dogs raised our boarding costs to over $7,500. This was substantially more than previous years, causing us to end the year slightly in the red.
In 2020, we will continue to prioritize responsible and transparent usage of funds. We remain a 100% volunteer-run operation. Thank you for being a vital part of our East CAN family!