A-PAL's Special Needs program
Our Santa Fund program started in 2010 with cats and dogs in our care or at our local animal shelter who need medical procedures, such as eye surgery, thyroidectomy, dental work, fracture repair, heartworm treatment, and other lifesaving procedures. Our Santa Fund helps these pets get the procedures they need to be placed in foster care and later made available for adoption. The Santa Fund also helps the public with procedures for their pets. To be eligible, the resident's animal must be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. After board approval, A-PAL will pay for 50% of the procedure, up to $1,000. In 2021, the Santa Fund helped with 44 procedures for local dogs and cats.
For more than 10 years John and his wife Mary traveled from the Bay area to Jackson to be Santa in our annual Santa Paws fundraiser. They have always supported A-PAL and in 2009, just before Christmas, John was told he had terminal pancreatic cancer. Even with his newly diagnosed illness, John made the drive to Jackson to be Santa one last time. A few months later, we lost John but his family and friends responded with great generosity in his memory. This fund is now named after our Dear John Liedl. We know he would be happy with the great success this program has had over the years.
This fund may be used for owned and unowned animals as follows:
This fund is made possible by generous people who believe all life is precious and who want to support the animals and people with special needs.
DONATE to the John Liedl Special Needs fund.
All contributions are fully tax deductible
A-PAL's Tax ID is 94-2462789