As you all know, GRR is a totally volunteer non profit. We do not get grants nor do we have fundraising events. We reply totally on your generosity.
I just calculated our typical per dog cost at about $300. This includes an exam, a heart worm and tick disease screen, a chip, a rabies and distemper/parvo shot and a spay/neuter. We buy food for the dogs, we pay for the repair of the kennels when the anxious dog rips it all down, we put clean chips in the kennels and we get throw away dogs new collars and tags. . It is not fancy, but you KNOW the dogs feel safe and loved.
In the last month, we had about $2000 in vet bills before the new guys came in so we are scraping the barrel.
People generally give us $200-$400 dollars and sometimes less. When the *sometimes less* happens to coincide with a flood of *extra* expense, we need your help. Recently I had a couple of people promise donations and then not follow through
I think many of you know that we are a very tiny group of dedicated volunteers. We have placed more than 750 Goldens over the years. But we don’t have a fund raising department. Colorado just did a fund raising dinner and raised $80,000 in a night. They have 150 volunteers …We have you. And I think most of you know that we are very, very good at placing dogs and have put most of our energy there.
We get 100% of the money you give goes to support dog costs. It is all tax deductible.
We put a paypal button on the home page there. If you can give us anything, we sure will appreciate it.
or if you like, you can make a donation at Long Leash on Life and we will use it for dog food. We give the dogs great food because most of them come in so compromised.
Finally, we will be introducing a $25 fee for making an application. I get hundreds of them a year and then most of the people never follow up. I think this will be a way for those of you who are serious about a dog to get that registered up front.
As always, THANK YOU for your support and continuing interest.
thank you for everything!