Originally this group had started off with a couple animals and would have adoption days on Saturdays where they would go to Petco with the animals and try to find homes for them. We typically were there from 10 am to about 3pm.
When we started getting more volunteers we began to occupy two Petco locations, one for our animals and one for the animals from the city shelter. We had worked something out where we would take about 5 cats out from the shelter for the day and tried to get them adopted. This proved to be sucessful and we began to do this every saturday for the shelter.
We also do a Pet Adoption Faire every May where we work with the shelter to get their animals adopted. We have a variety of vendors who come out to support us and offer services such as free microchipping and spaying. This is our biggest event of the year and alot of the public comes out to visit the event and we even have reporters from the newspapers who come too. This is my favorite event because I believe it teaches the public alot, we even have a booth just for kids where they can win prizes and learn about animal care.
There are several fundraisers during the year we have such as Charity dinners at Outback and we use this as a way to reach out to the public and get to know the community over some good food.
About 2 years ago we were able to get the Spay Mobile to come out to our location about 4 times a year to offer low cast vaccines and free spaying for Upland residents.
I believe that all these steps are conscienciously helping to prevent animals from ending up being put down at the shelter.