Links for Doggie Do Gooders

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1. (August 2006) Homeward Pet Adoption Center
     Homeward saves approximately 1,000 animals each year. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens come into their care from all walks of life and each with a different story. Dogs found injured or abandoned at roadside stops, cats left in need of homes when their elderly human companions pass away, puppies and kittens dumped in a box at our back door. They also regularly work with animal controls across the state to rescue pets from "death row." They give them a second chance at life - a chance to find a family who values and loves them. And in the meantime, they love them while they're here at Homeward - providing them with food, shelter medical attention and love during their stay. Total donation: $400+ via p-mails to Elliot.

2. (September 2006) Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals
     The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., is working with the City of New York toward the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, has formed a public-private partnership with the City of New York to develop creative solutions to deal with issues of animal care and control in New York City. They are bringing together all not-for-profit animal care groups, small and large, that are already working effectively to place and/or spay and neuter New York City's dogs and cats. Through our multi-year program, they will help these groups work to their highest potential. Total donation: $210 (recorded by organization)

3. (October 2006) Fairfield Area Humane Society
     With the support of the people of Fairfield County, they have worked to improve the welfare of animals through education, legislation and prevention of cruelty. They are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, guided by a dedicated board. Though united with many humane societies across the country in a common concern for animals, the Fairfield Area Humane Society is an independent organization relying on the generosity of donations from the people of Fairfield County. Total donation was inadvertantly not recorded for this month.

4. (November 2006) Woodford Humane Society
     The Woodford Humane Society believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection. Their mission is to: Act as an advocate on behalf of animals and as an enforcer of their rights; Provide for the well-being of our community’s animals who are abandoned, injured, subject to unfair or cruel treatments, or otherwise in need; Cultivate in the people of our community an awareness of the animals whose world we share; and Instill respect for and appreciation of all living things. This organization was picked to honor Little Bit. Total donation: $235 (recorded by organization)

5. (December Pick) Snoops "Wags to Riches" Animal Rescue Awareness Fund
     Snoop Dog Beagleys is a Dogster group that created this fund. They are dedicated to making the world a much better place by providing donations and urgently needed items to Animal Rescue Organizations throughout the United States. Their mission is to provide the means for all homeless pets who need a loving and furever home. All donations made to this fund go directly to a listing they have compiled of the most urgently needy shelters throughout the US. Snoops Animal Awareness Fund purchase these items and send them directly to the shelters to insure the money is distributed where it's most needed. GO SNOOPS! Total is partly inaccurate as we had to look back - Estimated total: $125.

6. (January 2007) Furry Friends Rescue
     Furry Friends Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit Bay Area companion animal rescue organization, comprised entirely of experienced volunteers who collectively have rescued hundreds of companion animals and placed them in loving homes. United and inspired by their compassion for all animals, they focus their talents on saving unadopted dogs and cats destined to be euthanized in Bay Area shelters. We voted for this organization to honor our member and pal, Griffen. Total donations via p-mails: $300

7. (February 2007) Pug Rescue of North Carolina (PRONC) - Donate now!
     Their Mission Statement: To rescue and provide homes, sustenance, and veterinary care for homeless, abandoned, and needy pug dogs. The prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. To protect, educate, and advance the interest of the breed by encouraging responsible pet ownership. To assist both humans and animals in time of a natural disaster. Total donations via p-mails and from rescue: $370!!!!

8. (MARCH 2007) Vegas Weimeraner Rescue & Club
     This rescue began as a club for Weim owners in Nevada and a rescue was borne out of that club. After the tragedy of the euthanization of over 1000 dogs due to the nelgigence of Lied Animal Shelter, the Rescue saved 2 out of 127 dogs that survived, Sage and Tucker. There are overwhelming costs to treat both pups and their dedication to save these two dogs have been heroic. Total donations via rescue: $243!!!

     SAVE A SATO is run by a small group of caring people that work to educate the population about neutering, and provide shelter for the animals in need. The work they do is tireless, and the volunteers often deal with horrific cases of cruelty. For these dogs (and cats too) the volunteers are life savers. Total Donation: $265 PLUS one airline ticket donated by our own Coco Chanel!

10. (MAY 07) Quincy Humane Society
     The Quincy Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the country. Organized in 1880 as the Quincy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the primary concern of the organization, “was doing good work, if quiet and modest work, keeping the welfare of the city’s animals.” Just two years later in 1883 our founding civic leaders changed the name to the Quincy Humane Society. The Quincy Humane Society’s philosophy has always been “Improving the quality of life in Quincy for pets and their people.” Total Donations: $340! Thank you to Peaches and Comu for donating their prizes from Adopt 07 to this great organization!

11. (June 07) BEREA Animal Rescue Fund
     Berea’s Animal Rescue Fund “ARF” began 15 years ago as a ‘grassroots’ movement…that being a small group of animal lovers, recognizing the desperate housing and healthcare needs of the homeless animals in the southwest suburban Cleveland area, transformed their family’s garage into an animal ‘shelter’. The ‘ARF’ movement grew, when the city of Berea agreed to provide us a small, 700 sq. ft. building, and utility costs for it, with an agreement that all animals brought to the shelter would have to come through the Berea Police Dept. Now, 15 years later, with thousands of success stories of placed animals in new loving homes, the shelter is grossly overcrowded and outdated by today’s animal welfare standards. We envision a place where unwanted and homeless pets in the area would find a home with us and eventually in a permanent loving home. We firmly believe no pet should be euthanized or dumped because of a lack of such a place. Based on the intake numbers and current standards, ARF estimates the cost of providing a new facility at approximately $500,000. This is a monumental undertaking for any group, much less a volunteer run organization. ONLY, through the generous support of the community and the dedication of our volunteers, can we make this dream a reality!! TOTAL DONATION: $420!!!

12. (July 07) MEASLES Animal Haven
     Measle's Animal Haven, Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill rescue comprised of a network of volunteers and foster homes in Central Ohio. We focus on rescuing unwanted/neglected/abused/abandoned pit bulls (American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Pit Bull mixes) and senior dogs (of all breeds), because these animals have the fewest rescue resources in Ohio and are so deserving of loving homes. We do not have a shelter facility--all of our animals are kept in private foster homes, and are evaluated for health and temperament prior to adoption. All our animals are spayed/neutered and micro chipped prior to being adopted. We also administer a heartworm test, rabies vaccine, distemper combo vaccine, deworming, applied flea/tick preventative, and heartworm preventative. When needed, we also rehabilitate animals and help them learn housebreaking and basic obedience training. TOTAL DONATIONS: $315.00 and wish list items includng ivermectin, peanut butter and treats from Gibbon!

13. (August 07) Save the Animals Rescue Society
     This groups goes out to "kill" shelters on a weekly basis and finds kids like me that are perfectly sweet babies that are due to be euthanized within days and saves them and adopts every one of the pets out to great homes! Just look at the babies they have for adoption now. So sweet! Nick and Dianna run STARS and could be a retired couple sitting on a beach in Florida, but choose to use all of their time and money saving little kids like me, young & old, healthy & sick, and giving us good homes with great families! There are also so many wonderful volunteers that give their time to foster so many of us too. I would just love to see this group get a little help from us Doggie Do Gooders this month. At STARS nobody is paid a single dime. There are no paid employees and every penny of every donation goes directly to the support of the animals in STARS care. Total Donations confirmed by Rescue: $295!!!

14. (September 07) Creston Paws
     The Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) is a registered, non-profit society committed to finding safe, comfortable homes for abandoned and unwanted animals in the Creston Valley. PAWS serves an area of approximately 3500 square miles and our goal is to establish a full service animal facility in the Creston Valley. Construction began on the PAWS shelter on September 1st. We have had great support from local building supply merchants, concrete, sand and gravel, excavating and plumbing contractors. Our super crew of volunteers has got all the concrete foundation done and we are ready to start framing. Total Donation: $225!

15. Message in a Bottle - fundraiser for A Different Breed
     A place for non DDG members to get information on the Message in a Bottle fundraiser for A Different Breed. Thank you Mr. NuNu

16. (October 07) A Different Breed
     "A Safe Landing for the Lost and Discarded" In addition to adoptions, A Different Breed has a very active spay/neuter program. Total donation: $322!!!

17. (November 07) Pasado Safe Haven
     Animal rescue during disasters Mobile Spay/Neuter truck Sanctuary Total donation: $160!!

18. (December 2007) US War Dogs
     The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country. Total donations: $155!

19. (January 2008) Amazing Aussies
     Amazing Aussies is dedicated to rescuing Lethal White Australian Shepherds and matching them with new forever families while raising awareness to eradicate Merle-to-Merle breeding through educational programs. The name “Lethal White” in reference to Aussies stems from the fact that these white pups have historically been destroyed at birth because of the likelihood they may be blind, deaf or both. Lethal White Aussies can compete in open agility competitions even when deaf or visually impaired. They can also become Certified Therapy Dogs. For the most part,a Lethal White Aussie can do almost everything a normal Aussie can do! TOTAL DONATION: $769!!!!

20. (February 2008) Lil Paws Maltese Rescue
     Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization made up solely of volunteers. We are dedicated to helping homeless Maltese and other small dog breeds in the Austin area by fostering, providing the best possible health care, and placing them in loving forever homes. Nominated by Gracie Jane. TOTAL donations: $320.00!!

21. (MARCH 2008) Save the Animals Rescue Society~~STARS
     STARS is a non-profit, all volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the well being of homeless animals. It is a 501(c)3 Approved, Non-Profit. Your donation will be tax deductible. STARS for this month is picked as a tribute to our member, Gracie Jane, who crossed over to the Bridge in February. We will miss you girl! TOTAL donations: $280.00!!

22. (April 2008) Pawsitive Match Rescue
     We are a non-profit organization based out of Calgary, Alberta, dedicated to saving dogs and matching them with the right families, therefore creating a “pawsitive match”. Pawsitive Match saves dogs facing life threatening circumstances, from Canada, the United States and Mexico. The dogs in our program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down. They also come to us from local reserves, or are occasionally owner-surrenders. TOTAL donations: $355.00

23. (MAY 08) Mongtomery County Humane Society
     Sponsored by a wonderful woman, Carol, she was helping to raise funds for this wonderful organization that prevents pain and cruelty, gives shelter, provides humane education and to place all animals in appropriate environments, with a goal of zero euthanasia. TOTAL donation: $155.00!!

24. (JUNE 08) Billings Animal Rescue Kare - BARK
     Billings Animal Rescue Kare, BARK, shall promote responsible pet ownership through education. Through example and education, we will demonstrate the need to have respect, understanding and compassion for all animals. We will provide safe harbor for companion animals that are suffering from abandonment, abuse, and neglect until we can locate a permanent, loving home for them. Our goal is to decrease the need for the senseless destroying of animals by educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering. We shall ensure that all animals in our care are spayed or neutered and vaccinated before being adopted. We will strive to reunite lost pets with their owners. Our mission is to find lasting home for pets by matching pet and owner. TOTAL donations: $230.00!!

25. (August 2008) Support Military Working Dogs - Cooling Vests Project
     Starline Nunley, a member of the Gem City Dog Obedience Club, started with the idea of helping her son, Major Parker Frawley, who is a Longbow, Apache helicopter fighter pilot stationed in Iraq. She asked him if he would like a Cooling Vest to help him cope with the typically very hot temperatures encountered there. His reply was “Mom, I am and we (soldiers) are all right. The military provides for us very well, but dogs have different needs. It is so hot that they are having trouble doing their job and that puts us all in danger.” Temperatures sometimes reach as high as 145 degrees. The dogs cannot work for more than an hour to an hour-and-a-half before being completely exhausted. Our troops are provided with proper equipment but the dogs are our first line of defense in many situations. They’ve been forgotten and have no protection against the heat, blowing sands and rough terrain. They are attempting to outfit ALL 300 dogs in 45 Units across Iraq. We are sad and angry that our government is not providing adequate gear for our K9 troops who PROTECT and SERVE. "These dedicated dogs do this service selflessly and with great courage. Whatever we can do to help them do their job easier is helping to protect our sons and daughters.” This project is solely dependant on PRIVATE donations. What is the cost to outfit one dog? $300 purchases one cooling vest, two cool packs, doggles, muttluks (foot gear), a water bowl and a toy. We do receive other requests for items such as extendable leashes which wear out, and sturdy storage containers for the dog food (the rats were eating through the bags and into the food faster than the dogs could be fed!) TOTAL DONATIONS: $300! We made the goal for one package!

     We rescue and care for abandoned and abused pets and strive to find loving forever homes where they can thrive. Many of the companion animals that we rescue are literally minutes from death. They may be strays, owner surrenders, abuse cases, or have medical problems but the one thing they all have in common is that they are society's throw-a ways and without rescue, they have no chance! As a sanctuary, we provide long-term love and care to animals deemed unadoptable; either because of age, medical issues or behavioral issues. They are our Sanctuary Residents. While providing care for pets and finding forever homes for them is our main focus, we are also committed to informing the public about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets, thus reducing the number of unwanted animals that end up in already over crowded shelters. TOTAL DONATIONS: $255!!!

27. (SEPTEMBER 08) Animal Rescue New Orleans - ARNO
     Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, including responding to the immediate needs of those animals in need of medical care, or who have been neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption, and reunion of pets with caretakers, as well as spaying/neutering of all companion animals. Total Donations: $230!

28. (October 2008) R&J Rescue
     This NO-KILL rescue was started by a kind, caring couple who did not set out to be an animal rescue. They retired & moved from a nearby town to live on their farm, happily ever after. What they found, unfortunately, were abandoned dogs & cats showing up on their doorstep. These caring people took them in, fed, housed, and took care of their medical needs, including spaying and neutering, using their own money in the process. Something so unfortunate turned into something wonderful because these people opened their huge hearts to help animals, and this is how their rescue was born! As is the case with all rescues, they need all the help they can get. They are in need of GOOD dog food, towels, beds, and any pet supplies that one can imagine, but mostly are trying to raise enough money to buy concrete for their new shelter floor. Total Donations: $245!!

29. (November 2008) Chihuahua Rescue and Transport
     From their website: Our purpose is to extend public education and awareness regarding abuse and neglect. In 2007, CRT placed several hundred Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in approved homes. CRT requires an application, vet check, reference check and home visit for each adopter. CRT does not warehouse dogs in a shelter. As in most rescue groups, our dogs are cared for in healthy, safe, loving foster home environments. CRT foster parents work very hard to be sure that their foster dog feels safe and loved while working on housetraining, crate training, socialization, etc. All our dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, heartworm tested, fecal tested, microchipped, on heartworm preventative and have all other veterinary needs taken care of (such as heartworm treatment, dentals, luxating patellas, etc.) CRT is known, and has always been known, for taking the injured, infirm and elderly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. Please consider the adoption of one of these dogs as well. Seniors and special needs dogs make great pets too! Total Donation: $110!

30. (December 2008) Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)
     The IMPS mission is to improve the lives of homeless and abandoned Miniature Pinschers through rescue and the love and respect that comes with humane care, compassion and kindness. IMPS attempts to assist Miniature Pinschers in need by providing foster care, transport, adoptive homes, veterinary care, and other services and information for the well-being of Miniature Pinschers. All Miniature Pinschers placed through IMPS will be spayed or neutered prior to placement, and have been thoroughly evaluated by a breed representative for temperament and training needs. TOTAL Donation: $215!!!

31. (January 2009) Pug Lover's Rescue
     Welcome to Pug Lovers Rescue, rescuing Pugs and French & English Bulldogs from all over the United States since Jan. 2001. We originally rescued only Pugs but in the last few years have started rescuing French & English Bulldogs too. We strive to find loving and nurturing homes for these abandoned and homeless dogs. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the state of South Carolina. Please view our available dogs listings to see the dogs we currently have for adoption. We are pleased to have found homes for dozens of dogs over the years! Our mission at Pug Lover's Rescue, is to help abandoned, discarded, homeless, surrendered and often abused and mistreated dogs. We provide safe, and loving foster homes all over the US for our animals along with all needed medical attention. We then place them in permanent "forever" homes according to each animals needs. If, for any reason, a dog adopted from us is no longer wanted in their adoptive home, we accept them back into our program. TOTAL Donations: $190!!

32. (February 2009) JACK'S FUR ANGELS
     Jack's Angels is an all breed non profit rescue organization established in 2001. We are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming pets in the Austin, TX area. We have expertise in Chihuahuas, Boston Terriers, power breeds (including pit bull breeds), pregnant animals, and hand rearing newborn animals. Total Donations: $225.00 nd one large box of toys, collars, leashes, clothing and bowls!!!!

33. (March 2009) Friends For Life
     Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to the homeless and stray animals living on the streets and in the deserts. These animals do not have an advocate and will likely suffer starvation, illness, or injury as they try to survive alone. Animals that are in the pound will not reproduce and are therefore not perpetuating an overpopulated animal community. Animals on the street are reproducing and creating even more unwanted animals. Friends for Life prefer to get to the source of the problem through spaying and neutering. Our volunteers also work with feral cats - utilizing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) - a program Friends for Life has been maintaining since 1993.

34. (April 2009) Darke County (OHIO) Humane Society
     A primary goal of the DCHS is to care for injured, abused, neglected and abandoned animals in our largely rural county. This applies mainly to domestic animals, but DCHS has assisted with farm animals as well. Toward that goal, DCHS has operated their own Humane Shelter since 1997. Dogs, cats and occasionally other small pets such as ferrets can be housed there. They are cared for, rehabilitated and provided with necessary vet care until adoption.

35. (May 2009) Dachshund Rescue of North America
     All dogs placed by DRNA have been checked out by a veterinarian. The following procedures have been completed: * Spayed or neutered * Heartworm checked and have been ound negative or undergone treatment and are now on preventative * Updated on rabies and DHLPC vaccinations * Fecal Check * Parasites are eradicated * Dental cleaning and extractions as necessary * Urinalysis if needed * Any long term conditions identified Most dogs spend at least a short time in foster care so we can evaluate their behaviors in a home setting. We can give potential adopters information on how they may interact with cats, kids, men, women, other dogs, and so on. These are vital components to a good match. We also try to improve potty training skills if they are not already house trained. Foster homes provide good nutrition and an understanding lap to prepare our dachshunds for life in a world where fear and starvation are non-existent.

36. (June 2009) Animal Rescue of Texas
     Mission: Save lives, keep our community informed on humane education, training and loving treatment of our companions, and finding the best fit for both the animals in our care and potential forever families! We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization.

37. (July 2009) PUG LOVER'S RESCUE
     Our mission at Pug Lover's Rescue, is to help abandoned, discarded, homeless, surrendered and often abused and mistreated dogs. We provide safe, and loving foster homes all over the US for our animals along with all needed medical attention. We then place them in permanent "forever" homes according to each animals needs. If, for any reason, a dog adopted from us is no longer wanted in their adoptive home, we accept them back into our program.

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