GivingTuesday 2022

Join the Animal Defense League for GivingTuesday!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This GivingTuesday, ADL will fundraise to replace the artificial turf in the canine play yards at two of our locations. They have aged beyond the point of repair and are creating a safety concern in their present state, making some of them unusable.

40% of our pet population use the play yards and without your support, our efforts to continue providing exercise, essential canine enrichment, and a meet and greet area for potential adopters would not be possible.
Why does the turf need to be replaced?

Artificial turf in a play yard has about a ten-year life expectancy and being aged beyond the point of repair creates more of a safety hazard/concern.

Why use artificial turf instead of grass?
  • Sanitation – Anti-microbial coating keeps bacteria and germs from spreading among the dog population.
  • Durability – Virtually indestructible-even against digging.
  • Cleanliness – Keeps dogs clean while they are out playing. They don’t track in mud and grass, making the kennel areas messy.
  • Aesthetics – No dry grass or dirt patches.
  • Low Maintenance
    • No watering
    • No mowing
    • No weeding
    • No pesticides/fertilizers
What is the play yard used for?

Canine Life Enrichment

  • Psychological Wellbeing to relieve/alleviate:
    • Kennel stress by giving a break from the kennel
    • Anxiety
    • Fear of Abandonment
    • Behavior issues
  • Physical Exercise and Play Time
    • Opportunity to play with other dogs, act like a dog, enjoy new smells, sights, and sounds
    • Opportunity to interact with people in a relaxed atmosphere
    • Mental and physical stimulation
    • Outlet for stress and energy
    • Chance to use natural instincts
  • Meet and greet with potential adopters
    • Area to play together and interact
    • Opportunity to see the dog acting like a dog instead of just viewing them in a kennel
    • Opportunity to see the pup’s personality and connect and bond with them in a safe and fun manner

Help us meet our $25,000 goal to continue our Canine Life Enrichment Program

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Other Ways to Give

Give Time

Give back to our homeless animal community by volunteering or fostering with ADL! You can volunteer on campus or become a foster and help us save lives from home. All that is required is a little love for our furry friends and the desire to make a difference in their lives.

Give Gratitude

Tell us how your #ADLAlumni has impacted your life! Tag us on social media with your story to be featured on our pages on GivingTuesday, Nov. 29th, or submit your adoption story online.

Give Support

Help provide support in the an in-kind donation drive for our needed supplies. Highest priority needs right now are canned wet food for dogs and cats, durable chew toys for dogs, cat toys, and fleece blankets. View our donation wishlist on Amazon or Chewy!