Up To Our Tails In Medical Bills!

For: Rural Dog Rescue
Organizer: Kim Hawkins
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 125 donors
91% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

We're up to our tails in vet bills! Rural Dog Rescue is a not-for-profit 501c3 rescue that saves the lives of dogs in rural high kill shelters or are facing euthanasia. We give these dogs a new "leash" on life.  But sometimes that road is a bumpy one.  

Our Niko just had surgery to repair his broken leg - this surgery and follow up visits are estimated to cost close to $4000. We also have 5 heartworm positive dogs undergoing treatment, which runs a minimum of $600 up to $750 per dog. And we are still paying off bills for a dog who had to have a $2500 emergency bladder surgery in September.

Please help us dig out of debt if you can! Thank you for helping us help a homeless dog!

DID YOU SEE THIS STORY ON THE NEWS?  If you found your way here after seeing Niko's story on the news THANK YOU! We are truly grateful for your support of Niko and other animals like him rescued from high-kill shelters.  Any funds raised in excess of our goal will go directly to help dogs like Niko who need critical care before they find a forever home. 

For more on Rural Dog Rescue and see the animals we have available for adoption, visit us online at www.ruraldogrescue.com.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Kim Hawkins
Niko Update!  Niko had his 2 week check up today!  His staples were removed and 2 week post op x-rays looked good!  Only concern is his range of motion so we are starting light physical therapy exercises at his foster home!  He is allowed to take a 5 minute walk every 4 hours and we will increase the time according to his schedule!  Big thanks to everyone who is following Niko's progress and who has donated to his recovery!

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Kim Hawkins
Did you see the news?  Our donation jar for Niko was stolen on Wednesday -- we found the empty jar a few blocks away.

Thank you to the local DC media who have told our story. 


It's helping us help Niko and all of our homeless dogs and cats.

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Kim Hawkins
We have raised a little over $2000 for Nikos surgery!  Thank you for the support!  We are over half way there!

Other dogs in need:  Arty (Heartworm Positive), Oreo (Heartworm Positive), Champ (Heartworm Positive), Savanna (Heartworm Positive & Knee Issues) and Sammie (Heartworm Positive)

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