Why Donate to T.E.A.M.?
To be successful, TEAM needs both financial and volunteer assistance from the community. We strive to use your donations for the best good and provide our budget breakdown freely and for your information as you consider the best organization for your charitable contributions.
Where Your Donations Go...
Sacramento is lucky to have Deputy D.A. Hilary Bagley and the newly formed Animal Cruelty Task Force – dedicated to holding animal abusers and bad owners responsible for their actions. T.E.A.M. (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) is committed to helping the task force by funding expensive expert testimony and other costs associated with prosecution – extending the County’s limited resources and helping to further the task force’s mission. With your help today, we can work to save society from those that deliberately harm innocent animals.
Animals like Flapjack – who came in severely emaciated and dehydrated after his owner decided not to care for him and keep him locked up at all times. It took time, but eventually Flapjack was able to live life as a healthy, normal dog. He is now living a new life with a family that loves him. Meanwhile, his owner was held accountable – pleading guilty to felony animal cruelty. Hopefully no other animal will suffer abuse at the hands of Flapjack’s abuser.
Join us today – for justice!
Meet Willy! Willy is one special dog, and this special boy pulled our heart strings right away! This stud muffin who adores other dogs has poor eye site, but that doesn’t faze him one bit, he would trot right into play groups as if he owned the yard. He would greet and romp around with all the dogs as if he was a normal sited dog. The good news is Willy landed himself a rock star foster home so he is out of the shelter, the bad news is his foster family reported after a couple nights of having him that he was having seizures when he slept.
We currently have Willy on phenobarbital to control the seizures for now, but med staff has requested he see a neurologist. Willy only has seizures when he is sleeping, so it’s specialist time, and we need your help with that. Quality of life is important, and to ensure he gets that we must address his medical needs to the best of our ability and $1000 will help us do just that.
100% FUNDED! Balloon Valvuloplasty
Meet Chewy! The T.E.A.M. Board of Directors voted and APPROVED this $4000 surgery for Chewy on 05/03, using donations made through Big Day of Giving. Thank you to our community for helping us fund this critical heart surgery for this amazing pup!
T.E.A.M. recently mobilized to raise funds for craniotomy surgery for a badly beaten puppy named Thomas, who was brought to our shelter by a good Samaritan in early March. With your help, we raised over $12,000 in just over 10 hours! Thomas’ road to recovery is not quite complete, but he is making AMAZING strides – It is because of generous donors like YOU that we were able to fully fund Thomas’ life saving surgery, and continuing after care!
Hazel and Pala came into the shelter with severe ear infections. Our vet staff determined they were both in need of Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) surgery. The dogs had ear canals that are all but closed up with red inflamed tissue and lots of scar tissue from long term chronic ear infections, very uncomfortable for the dogs and hearing was dramatically reduced. Both dogs were still very friendly and patient during a barrage of treatments to try and help them. All other treatment options failed, and TECA surgery was the only option for these sweet dogs.
T.E.A.M. stepped up and funded the surgeries for both these dogs. Life after surgery has been so much better for these pups. Pala, now Maggie, is living happily with her adopted family. Hazel is living the grand life in foster care. These expensive surgeries were only possible through the funds T.E.A.M. was able to provide – raised from generous donors just like you! Please continue to help us fund these special surgeries that drastically improve the quality of life for our animals.
Digital Otoscope and Nasal Endoscope
Dr. Alek, our PHENOMENAL veterinarian at the Bradshaw Animal Clinic, delivered a presentation at our May T.E.A.M. board meeting where he explained the importance of a digital Otoscope and nasal endoscope. This technology will enable him to carefully remove fox tails and other objects from nasal passages with exceptional success, among other life saving procedures for our animals. The cost of this special medical equipment was approximately $3000. YOUR BDOG2018 donations helped us fully fund this medical equipment, ensuring that Dr. Alek and his staff have the critical tools they need to continue delivering extraordinary care for our animals!
Please make checks payable
to TEAM and mail to:
Teaching Everyone Animals Matter
P.O. Box 279168
Sacramento, CA 95827
TAX ID number 91-1825374
TEAM is a nonprofit 501c3 formed to help Bradshaw Shelter meet its objectives. Our primary focus is to find good homes for the healthy, unclaimed animals who end up at the shelter, some of whom were euthanized for lack of homes.
By supporting TEAM, friends of animals throughout the Sacramento area (and beyond) can make a difference to the health, well-being and placement prospects of the animals at Bradshaw Shelter.
Contributions to TEAM in any amount will help fund many important projects designed to benefit the animals at Bradshaw Shelter.
T.E.A.M. 2017 Expenditures
- Special Medical Needs Program (SMNP) 49%
- Non-profit General Administration 18%
- Spay/Neuter 11%
- Medical Instruments/Shelter Equipment 5%
- Non-profit Organization Insurance 5%
- Critter Outfitter Expenses 3%
- Donations to Other Organizations 3%
- Foster Expenses 1%
- Community Outreach 1%