Help KARES with the daily expenses of the rescue!
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K.A.R.E.S RECUE AND SANCTUARY INC. Is a Florida Nonprofit and we are reaching out to the community for help! I know it seems like we are always asking for help lately, but we have had to endure many obstacles in the last few months. Usually when ... More ...

K.A.R.E.S RECUE AND SANCTUARY INC. Is a Florida Nonprofit and we are reaching out to the community for help! I know it seems like we are always asking for help lately, but we have had to endure many obstacles in the last few months. Usually when we ask for help it’s for vetting, building supplies, a new arrival to the rescue, or some unexpected expense but we rarely ask for help with the rescues daily needs! But sense we moved here and had to repair everything here it has been really hard on us, any move is expensive but when you add in the cost of moving a rescue and having to fix everything in sight at the new place, we have drained our savings. Then we get settled in and soon after, we had to put down 3 of our animals here, 2 rescue horses with Cancer and Cushings, and our personal cat. We didn’t feel it was right to ask for help while putting the girls down, that was a burden I didn’t want to impose on any other person. It was a hard enough call for me to make but to ask people to also donate and help I didn’t feel was right to make our supporters make that type of decision. Then our fridge tried to burn our house down and we lost all of our food. We got really flooded and it killed all of our beautiful grass, and now we have mostly mud, we were looking forward to saving money on hay with all of this grass but it didn’t last long! Then we wake up to a sick dog tied to our gates leaving me with his vet bill. It’s been one kick in the face after another!! It’s crazy to think of how many hurdles I had to jump these last few months and looking back I don’t know how I made it through it all! But we did! We are still standing tall but are stressed out to the max!

We just wormed everyone thankfully, and we still have many supplements, soaps, and sprays. And everyone just got new a salt block and a carrot block.  

Hay is $7.50 per bale and we use 4-5 a day

Alfalfa is $21.50 per bale and we use a half a bale a day

The horse grain is $16.50 per bag and we use a bag and a half a day

Sweet feed for the goats and pigs $8.50 per bag and a bag last them 4-5 days

Black Gold Dog food $37.00 and a bag lasts them a week 

Cat food $8.00 a bag and a bag last them one week

Kitten food $8.00 a bag a we use 2 bags per week

This makes our cost about $50.00 per day to run the rescue. My hubby and I both work and we get no help from the state. We have so many bills, and yet we pay them all. And still find a way to run this rescue successfully! It isn’t easy, we have drained our savings, sold everything of value we own, we are falling so far in debt, I am not sure how we will climb out. We are always picking up side jobs to work. We never have any time to just sit and relax, but these animals need us! And with new rescues always showing up at the rescue it is so hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have faith that things will work out, but it’s so stressful to worry like we do about the rescue.  When donations don’t come in, that means my family goes without something, or we choose which bill to not pay this month. And that has always been okay with me over all the years but now it’s so hard on us. School is coming up and I still don’t have any of the things my kids need, or wants. We eat the cheapest items; we pinch every penny as I know I will have to cover the animal’s expenses too. My kids don’t understand when they ask for something, and I say I don’t have the money, then we go to the feed store and I spend $400.00 They make me feel bad for making them live this rescue life but at the same time I am teaching them so many great things!

If we could just get a little help with these daily expenses, my life would be so much easier and less stressful. Rescue life is stressful enough without all the added stress with trying to find funds for everything that is needed to keep this place running smoothly!  I work full time, sell my stuff so often that I am running out of things to sell, and all proceeds always goes to the rescue, all I think about is this rescue and how to keep it moving forward! We can’t do this mission alone; we need your support to keep it going! If you or anyone you know is in a position to help us continue to help the animals, please share this with them! You can also call our feed store directly and donate to our KARES account at 863-859-0655 or Paypal karesrescuesanctuary@yahoo.com so I can avoid the fundrazr fees.

 

 

 

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