Saving Animals’ Lives
TEAM has been “Teaching Everyone Animals Matter” for 20 years. From the beginning, TEAM has supported Bradshaw Animal Shelter by funding special veterinary care and by supporting the volunteers and staff members who work tirelessly for the animals. TEAM has also made public education about animal issues a top priority. Urging the public to “Always spay, always neuter, always ID, always adopt a shelter pet,” this message remains at the heart of TEAM’s work.
TEAM’s primary function is to raise money for the Special Medical Needs Program, which funds specialized veterinary care and treatment for injured and neglected animals surrendered to Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Program funding also provides medical equipment and supplies for the shelter’s on-site surgery facility.
Working With The Community To Benefit Shelter Animals
TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to help Bradshaw Animal Shelter of Sacramento County improve the health, well-being and adoption prospects of the county’s shelter animals. TEAM organizes and participates in fundraising, public awareness activities and service projects designed to generate support for shelter animals and related programs. These include:
What Drives Us
Each year more than 12,000 animals end up at Bradshaw Shelter. Most are discarded by their owners or lost, and many are impounded by shelter staff because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Significant numbers arrive at the shelter unaltered, sick or injured, and funding for veterinary care and supplies is limited. That’s why there’s TEAM.
Together with Bradshaw Shelter staff, TEAM volunteers strive to:
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Our Board Members
TEAM is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors with combined business and professional experience in finance, animal care, law, government, veterinary medicine, media and community outreach. Working with the community and other animal welfare organizations, TEAM has been committed to helping shelter animals since 1997.
New board members are always welcome. To join the TEAM board, please send a letter of interest, detailing the reasons for wanting to participate, along with a brief personal and career background, including any special skills that would benefit the organization. Letters may be mailed to the Board Chair, TEAM, P.O. Box 279168, Sacramento, CA 95827, or e-mailed to email@example.com, subject “TEAM Board.”