It is hard to believe that 2013 is almost over! We have had a crazy busy year and have lots planned or in the works for 2014. I wish I could say that we have worked ourselves out of a job and all dogs had loving homes, the shelters were empty, puppy mills were closed and our email had zero request for owner surrenders. This would be our dream.
Instead it seems the harder we work the more the need… In 2013 we worked with over 30 shelters across a larger area, many shelters we pulled multiple dogs from during the year. Shelter requests have risen to appoint where it is almost possible to take owner surrenders as there are so many shelter dogs in need. Everyday our email and voice mail is full of requests for help to rehouse, place or rescue Danes. In most businesses expodential growth would be exciting …. In rescue it boarders on devastating.
Yet it is watching a soul come into the program sick, injured and shut down, blossom into a loving family member. It is watching the at an adoption meeting as a Dane knows they are home, an update email from an adopter about their now beloved fuekid! It is the happy FURever after that we seek for every dog in our program.
We could not do this without awesome fosters, volunteers, supporters and money. We are 100% volunteer run and privately funded. Over 92cents of every dollar goes to veterinary expenses. (That is after generous discounts by some awesome vets). Other expenses include crates, voice mail system, insurance and miscellaneous expenses.
Basically it is your generous financial support that keeps us going. That pays our veterinary bills….. That saves lives.
You can help by donating via Paypal or set up a monthly donation with a Sponsorship. For those of you who have already donated I heart felt THANK YOU