Bradshaw Animal Shelter
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Programs

Description
TEAM's Special Medical Needs Program (SMNP) helps fund veterinary care for Shelter animals who are ill, injured, and victims of crisis. Because the veterinary care and housing of these animals can be long-term and expensive, the Special Medical Needs Program allows the Shelter to provide these services without straining its resources. The community's support of TEAM and the SMNP makes specialized medical care available to Shelter animals who have been traumatized by disaster incidents, confiscated by law enforcement, or who are victims of abuse and neglect. This program enables animals in physical need and emotional distress to receive the care they need, with the ultimate goal of making them well and adoptable. Most of the donations made to TEAM benefit this program and the animals it helps.
Budget
$50,000
Program Successes
Our 2018 Animal Ambassador is Thomas the Puppy! Two-month-old Thomas came to our shelter in March 2018 when a good Samaritan found him on the side of the road in grave condition, assuming that he had been hit by a car. Upon further examination, our amazing medical staff discovered that Thomas was an apparent victim of horrific animal abuse and had suffered blunt force trauma to the head by a sharp object. The x-rays confirmed that his injuries were consistent with those caused by being struck directly on his head by a hammer, ultimately shattering the top of his skull. The UC Davis medical team determined that he was strong enough to undergo a craniotomy to remove bone fragments in his brain cavity that were likely causing neurological problems including impaired vision, hearing, and circling when he stands.

Within 24 hours, TEAM donors gave over $12,000, exceeding our $10,000 goal to pay for his emergency surgery and all post-op treatment! After months of intense rehabilitation, and extraordinary care by his medical team and foster dad, Thomas was adopted in August 2018 by his loving forever home. His new family was specifically chosen due to their experience with caring for special needs animals and they are excited to continue giving Thomas the necessary tools and care he needs to continue on his journey of recovery. Today, Thomas enjoys a life full of love and amazing adventures.

Our hope for 2019 is to continue helping County animals like Thomas get healthy and live a long happy life in their forever home.
Description
TEAM coordinates quarterly on-site, low-cost spay/neuter clinics for community dogs and cats. TEAM also supports a variety of other community-based, low-cost spay/neuter clinics for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Many resources are available to the public.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
- In 2018, TEAM provided $14,000 low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats.
Description
Located off the lobby of the Bradshaw Shelter, Critter Outfitter is a pet supply boutique staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the store go toward paying for the special needs of shelter animals and spay/neuter programs.
Budget
$0
Program Successes
- Each year Critter Outfitter raises between $12,000 to $15,000 in net revenues for Bradshaw Shelter animals.