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Boarding and Vetting
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Ended Mar 2, 2013
Anyone who works in rescue will tell you that they wish
their wallets were as big as their hearts. This is especially
true for those of us who devote our time to trying to save
the lives of pets who find themselves in kill shelters like
Altus. Sometimes,
Anyone who works in rescue will tell you that they wish
their wallets were as big as their hearts. This is especially
true for those of us who devote our time to trying to save
the lives of pets who find themselves in kill shelters like
Altus. Sometimes, decisions are made in good faith that if
we do the right thing, everything will somehow fall into place.
We cannot look into the eyes of those sweet, furry faces in
need and turn them away because the money just isn't there.
Unfortunately, this has led to debts being accumulated on
our behalf. While we keep hoping to get ahead at some point,
there always seems to be another emergency that arises that
we cannot ignore. A dog that comes into the shelter with
injuries or severe illness.
We also have dogs in boarding that have been there for a
year or more. While we continue to place these dogs, it's
taking longer than we had hoped and every day in boarding
adds to the bill. It seems as if they get overlooked because
they are "safe". While it's true that they aren't in immediate
danger, it simply isn't fair for them to wait this long for a
family. Not to mention that every day they remain in boarding
adds to our bill. As a result, we no longer pull dogs without
a firm rescue commitment.
We currently have outstanding balances with five different
veterinary offices and boarding facilities. Thankfully, these
places have been willing to work with us on paying down
these balances. They know our hearts are in the right place,
even if our wallets are slow to follow. We have made
arrangements to get on a schedule to send minimum
payments each month to each facility. These monthly
payments total $500 when combined. We plan to begin making
these payments March 1st, 2013. We MUST raise enough to
make these payments if we are to continue saving lives. We've
always tried to do right by the dogs and cats of Altus, but
we must also try to do right by those who have helped us to
make that happen. This amount will be on top of our regular
costs that include vaccines and health certificates necessary
for transport among other things. If you would prefer to
send money directly to any of these five facilities rather than
through our Fundrazr, that works, too! Please contact Sara
Gomer for contact information so that those donations can
be accurately recorded in our donor records for the year. If
we happen to raise more than the required $500 for the
month, any extra will be divided between the five facilities in
addition to the minimum payment.
As always, we cannot express just how very grateful we are
for each and every one of you who find it in your hearts to
help these wonderful fur kids! Every dollar, every prayer,
every share makes a difference.
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