2022 Was an Extraordinary Year at the APA
In 2022, we celebrated 100 years of bringing people and pets together, made it possible for 5,322 pets to find wonderful homes, and opened a second location in Olivette. Our transfer program helped over 2,400 pets get a second chance at adoption and nearly 1,600 pets were cared for in foster homes, helping us make space for all who needed us.
Our Outreach programs touched the lives of nearly 700 pets living in under-resourced communities, and our Safe Care and Crisis Housing programs provided temporary shelter and support to over 60 pets, making it possible for their owners to get to safety or secure stable housing. The Wellness Clinic at Brentwood saw over 4,300 patients and between both locations and our Outreach programming, we completed over 4,298 spay/neuter surgeries.
Our education programs welcomed over 1,800 participants into various programs, including No More Bullying, summer and spring break camps, scout programs, and others. We reached a record number of people through our social media and communications, increasing awareness about our important work and sharing stories and promotions that helped us find pets homes. We also invited donors to invest in our next 100 years through a $5.3 million capital campaign to renovate our Brentwood location, which has been our home since 1947. As our community always does, you were there to champion and support all these efforts, and we can truly say that none of this would have been possible without you.
As we begin another year of helping pets, I want to thank you for all your support. We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work, and we are beyond excited to see what 2023 holds. We hope you will continue to work alongside us to make a difference to every pet who needs us. Thank you for being part of our team!