In the last months we have had a number of really big financial hits. Generally speaking, we have enough money to pay all out expenses with about $500 or so in the bank as a cushion. We had a dog who was shot in the leg and abandoned by his owner. The vet was able to reconstruct the leg with a pin so he did not have to have an amputation. You can read his story under Curley. But this cost us $3400.
Then Carlsbad called us to get a very sweet girl. When she arrived I noticed that her face was swollen, when we checked, we found that her front canine had basically been broken out of the bone. I didn’t even keep her here, but took her right on up to the vet. This will be another $1000.
In the last few months, we have had 4 dogs with *special needs* for placements. This means they have been with me and we have not been adopting out. The *rehab* means expenses go up and income stops
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 . It is not fancy, but you KNOW the dogs feel safe and loved.
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 700 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.
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.