For: Saving Shelter Dogs, Inc.
Organizer: Jackie Beiro
of $200 goal.
Raised by 9 donors
77% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

WHY DO I RESCUE DOGS? The answer for me is personal; it's more of a calling. I love dogs. Reaching out to literally save a life that moments earlier would have been forcibly taken and destroyed, is almost an indescribable feeling, unless you've done it before. I take it personal that we kill millions of dogs in America every year because they are temporarily homeless. It's just wrong. Everyday I try to do my part to help right this wrong, through rescue, through education on ownership, and through talking with the community about the importance of spay/neuter; being in the business of saving lives. Rescuing dogs is a humbling yet powerful feeling, but frankly, I would rather not have the job. I would rather every dog have a home, and no dogs are killed if they don't have one at the moment.

I love dogs, but LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH when you decide to rescue one, or two, or four dogs. Pulling a dog from the shelter is only the beginning of rescue. While our rescue dogs celebrate their new life of freedom, that FREEDOM COMES WITH A PRICE. They were all very sick when they walked out of the high kill shelter and were rescued. One of them is still sick! It costs to bring an animal back to their healthiest best, and although the animal has been rescued, people forget there are daily costs of upkeep.  Everything costs money. Nursing them back to health costs money. If you own an animal, you know vet bills are outrageous. Plus, they all have to eat everyday, twice a day, and there are supplies we need. We've reached into our pockets until there is no more to reach for. We exist off of donations, and frankly, that's scary because donations aren't always there. I'm just being open and honest here. We're reaching out to you to ask for help, no matter how small. Rescue is a team effort. All we're asking is that you help us make sure our rescue dogs do not go hungry. Can we count on you?

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
I thought we would finish this fundraiser up today. Only $55 go reach our goal. I know you want to support us, and we really need you to support us. Every rescue is having the same problems we're having. So we have to keep our expenses and pleas to just what we need and nothing extra. If you can help, any size donation is appreciated.

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
We have raised $145 of the $200 we need so far. I'm confident we can raise the balance; that $200 figure represents the bare minimum of what is needed. No fluff. We appreciate the people who have donated and like the work that we are doing. So grateful to the people who have bought food and donated as well.

Feeding the dogs, needing supplies, needing vet care requires a constant stream of money going out. But you must have the money coming in first for it to go out. The never-ending demand is one of the reasons rescues burn out.

Posted on October 8, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
The needle is moving towards getting what we need for the dogs, and it's making me feel better about "the crowd I run with." There are so many dogs in need. All the time. Our supporters are greatly appreciated.

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
Raising money is not fun for the rescues, but it is necessary. So I have to keep asking, because it is necessary.

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
You watch the bag of food going down more and more, emptying out as you plead with the community, with your Facebook friends to help out and send a small donation. People who say they will help, they don't. I guess it makes them feel better when they say they'll do something, and they say it out loud, but they don't understand how the dogs rely on what you say, how the rescuers rely on what you pledge.

Posted on October 4, 2013 by Jackie Beiro
"It is very easy to take a life. But true courage is shown only when you go all the way out to save one." Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, President, Save Our Street Dogs

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