The Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter has been busy chasing their dreams to protect animals since before opening their doors in June of 2011. In fact, the Board of Directors chased their dream of building an animal shelter for 10 years as they raised money for the facility. How many shelters can say their Vice President donated all their time for the better part of a year to build their shelter? Chasing Daylight can! This reflects their pure love for animals.
Since opening their doors, Chasing Daylight is proud to say they have helped over 2,500 animals find homes! On average this organization helps about 300 cats and 300 dogs each year. Animals enter the shelter by way of owner surrender as well as being transferred in from other shelters. Most commonly Chasing Daylight helps their neighbors at Jackson County Animal Shelter and Juneau County Animal Shelter, though when they have room and are able they also pull dogs from down south. Chasing Daylight has a unique challenge of being the only shelter in the area that supports felines! Due to this, they can find themselves overwhelmed with cats; especially during the summer months. To help get at the growing feline population, 4 years ago the organization hired on a Shelter Manager who implemented a TNR program (Trap, Neuter, Release), as well as providing lost cost sterilization surgery events for the community.
The community of Chasing Daylight is beyond thankful for the support of their Board of Directors, as they are heavily involved in the day to day operations of the shelter and donate thousands of hours each year.
Small but mighty, Chasing Daylight portrays a brighter tomorrow. For all the work they are doing for animals, they are providing a brighter tomorrow for many animals in need. This shelter is composed of a small group of individuals fighting for a huge cause, but every animal saved makes every minute worth it.