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Can't Rescue More Until Vet & Transports Paid!
$2,874 Raised
72% of $4k goal
66 contributors
3 Years running
Home Free Animal Rescue needs your help to rescue and find great homes for the underdogs, the ones next in line to be put to sleep, the ones that have medical or other issues that no one else wants. We all sympathize with the ones last to be picked; More ...

Home Free Animal Rescue has always been known as the group that takes the underdogs, the last ones on the list that are next in line to be put to sleep, the ones that have medical or other issues, the ones that no one else wants.
We are also the rescue group that tries to keep adoptions simple, fun and affordable. What that means is that we don't make money doing this. Actually, the costs are quite staggering.
Each dog that comes into our rescue incurs expenses, beginning with a shelter "pull fee" which ranges from $50-100. Then there are vet fees to spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, fecal test for parasites, deworm, and sometimes more serious issues like treating heart worm disease or skin disorders or kennel cough or urinary tract infections - the list of maladies that a shelter dog can have is a long one. Then there is sometimes a fee for boarding until transport, and of course the cost of transport. For dogs in NJ, most come without vetting, so we are responsible for spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip and all of the other above-referenced vet tests and treatments but at a much higher cost than can be had down south. And then there are the dogs who begin to reveal their issues - psychological scars from difficult pasts. Those dogs are more than our volunteer fosters can handle and they need specialized training which is not inexpensive. On average, each dog costs about $200.
Right now we have 27 animals in our rescue, so figure we've already spent around $5,400 to save those animals. They have all been to the vet, some ongoing. Some have been transported, Three are in paid training at $140 per week EACH. The modest donations and adoption fees we receive simply can't keep up with the bills. We know everyone wants us to save more and more, and we've had the capacity to take them in, but until we move them out to forever homes, we still have to cover the initial costs, and more costs continue to accrue. Visits to our own local vet last week amounted to more than $500, including Mama Madison pictured here, who has an ongoing bacterial skin infection.

So with our Wade Hampton vet bill alone more than $3,900, our trainer's bill well over $1,000, and our regular transport bill outstanding at $600 with another run coming on Saturday, we are at the point where we must BEG for your help.

If each of our Facebook friends gave just $2.50 we would be paid off completely. That's less than a Starbuck's coffee. If you simply can't afford even $1, please network all of our loving pets so that they can be adopted and their adoption fees will go toward paying down the balances.

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