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Pies for Paws: A Sweet Challenge with a Serious Message


In the heart of the compassionate efforts at Palm Valley Animal Society, a unique initiative has taken shape— the Pie Challenge. Spearheaded by our dedicated Director of Operations, Faith Wright, this delightful yet impactful campaign aims to bring attention to the pressing issue of the dog overcapacity crisis that shelters across the nation, including ours, are grappling with.

The Challenge in a Nutshell

Faith Wright has fearlessly committed to taking one pie to the face for every 10 dogs adopted or fostered, with the challenge closing its chapter on November 30th, 2023. The twist? The final count of pies is yet to be determined, dependent on the collective effort to rescue our furry friends and alleviate the strain on our shelter.

The Urgency of the Crisis

Beyond the whipped cream and crust lies a more profound message. Shelters nationwide are facing a slower pace in moving dogs out of their facilities, pushing them to capacity faster than ever before. Palm Valley Animal Society is no exception. The stark reality is that our shelters are in crisis, and the stakes are higher than ever.

The Call to Action

The Pie Challenge is not merely a whimsical stunt; it's a rallying cry for communities to join the fight against this crisis. In the pursuit of our ambitious goal to achieve a no-kill status by 2025, we implore everyone to adopt, foster, or amplify the stories of our shelter pets. The simple act of sharing can be a lifeline, granting these animals a chance beyond the confines of our shelter walls.

Our Progress and Aspirations

With a year-to-date save rate of 82.5%, Palm Valley Animal Society is making strides, but we acknowledge there's more ground to cover. To be recognized as a no-kill shelter, a 90% save rate is essential. Yet, we believe in the power of community support and continuous advocacy for improved animal welfare. Together, we not only aim to reach the no-kill benchmark but also to sustain it for the long run.

Join the Movement

As the Pie Challenge unfolds, we invite you to be a part of this sweet yet impactful movement. Adopt, foster, share, and be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Let's turn pies into progress and work towards a world where no animal is left behind.


Stay tuned for the grand unveiling on Friday, December 1st, at noon as we tally up the pies, celebrating both the sweetness of success and the earnest commitment to a brighter future for our beloved pets.

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