The ASTRO Foundation was established in 2012. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals in your community by engaging local students in the animal rescue process including fostering, working adoption events, fundraising, and marketing. Students learn responsibility, leadership, and teamwork while enriching the community.
As you may be aware, the Oakdale Animal Shelter is too small to meet the needs of the current population it serves. This leads to the euthanization of many healthy, adoptable pets. In order to address the urgency of the homeless pet problem, ASTRO Foundation is currently raising funds to purchase a mobile adoption vehicle. This state-of-the-art vehicle will allow ASTRO and its volunteers and students to bring adoptable animals to the larger community in a safe, temperature-controlled environment. ASTRO will be able to visit schools, festivals, fairs, and local businesses to promote humane education programs for children and animal welfare while reducing pet homelessness.
Our long-term goal remains to build a no-kill shelter that will house homeless pets until they can be placed in suitable homes. However this will take some time to achieve, and in the interim, the homeless dogs and cats of our area need your help. Will you please make a donation today? We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and all donations are tax deductible. Your donation will help us achieve the goal of purchasing a much-needed rescue vehicle like the one pictured below. Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized with the donor’s name permanently painted on the exterior of the vehicle. Donations of $5,000 or more will be recognized with a plaque on one of the 25 interior cages. Anyamount is welcomed, even $5, to help us achieve our goal of raising $150,000. Checks can be mailed to: ASTRO FOUNDATION, PO Box 457, Oakdale, CA 95361. If you prefer to donate via credit card, please click on the tab at the top of our site that says DONATE.
Thank you for your support of our local students and our community’s many homeless pets!