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Heavenly Hounds Rescue Foundation

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Miles Llorente

THE STORY:

I am the founder of Heavenly Hounds Rescue Foundation, a no-kill (non-profit status pending) sanctuary for dogs and other animals in need. For 15 years I have been working, volunteering with various shelters to rescue dogs. I just incorporated the rescue and received my 501(c)3 application from the IRS to become a non-profit.
More than 3 million dogs are euthanized yearly, many of these dogs are killed for no other reason to make room for more incoming dogs because they ran out of time, and the shelter needs room for more dogs. I currently focus on getting dogs that are scheduled to be euthanized within 24 hours. Many of these dogs have been so abused, neglected, abandoned, malnourished and no longer know how to be a dog. They have psychological problems, and need to rehabilitation to relearn how to be a dog again. After I have the dog back to knowing how to be a dog, then I give him some basic obedience training to aid him moving into a new home environment. I have come up with solutions to many problems that currently exist with dogs that are need of rescue. I currently work from home, and can only save one or two dogs at a time. There are a few 20 acre parcels on the market, and because the real estate market is also low, I can get one of these parcels at a better price, and then get building permits to build develop an adoption center, training center, vet clinic and public dog park. The community where I live borders three counties, I service all three counties. We do not have a Veterinarian or Public Dog Park, so when I can develop and build the rescue, I can include these services for the rescue and the surrounding mountain communities where I live.

Mission Statement
Heavenly Hounds Rescue Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, no kill organization dedicated to rescuing animals from abandonment, abuse and neglect, in an effort to facilitate adoptions into a permanent caring environment. Heavenly Hounds Rescue will focus on rescuing Hounds from various high kill shelters located in Kern, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Heavenly Hounds Rescue Foundation will be developed on a property that will provide sanctuary for animals not adopted to remain indefinitely without consequences.
The mountain community I live in has agriculture, farms and ranches. Eventually, I will want to help rescue those animals as well, that include llamas, cattle, horses, any animal you can think of finding on a farm, ranch or horse stables are all here. I have always accomplished my goals, one step at a time.
This is a life time passion for me, I believe God created dogs to teach man to love one another with full acceptance and unconditional love. In the same love he loves us, dogs help remind us how wonderful it is to get the love from the wag of a dogs tail.
When I'm not working one on one with the dogs, or volunteering with other shelters, I'm writing documents for a web site for the rescue, providing information and education for anyone who wants to know how to be a pack leader to their dog, what kind of breed is the best choice for their home, family and life style, how to solve problems and train their dogs, a place where people can find solutions to exist problems. Every effort is made so that no dog ever be given up, abandoned or neglected.
I currently do not charge fees to adopt out the dogs I have rescued, I put many hours and work into the few that are lucky enough to find there way to me. I need to raise money so that I can acquire the land to build and develop the no-kill sanctuary for them. The IRS also charges a fee to be included with the 50 pages I must fill out. I need money for the IRS application, everyone I need services to help provide me with aid, health care, food, equipment, all cost money. I live on a limited income, I'm a long term survivor of AIDS, crippled from the toxic early drugs, and when I became sick, I was forced to leave my career. No one offers to donate, provide discount, when I ask for donations, I'm always told the same thing, I'll donate when you become a non-profit. People can still donate and get a tax deduction, but because they don't get 100% tax credit, they don't give me anything.
I pay for everything I need to ensure that every dog I rescue is placed into a permanent loving home. I haven't been charging fees, because I want to get the dogs into a loving home so I can take on another. I do this for the dogs, they are the victims, I do this for them. It's getting harder and is frustrating since I'm just at the beginning of a very large endeavor. God gave me this gift to be able to help dogs be dogs again, and I know this is why he put me here, my purpose and destiny is to build a sanctuary that will always be here to help animals in need of shelter. After I have the shelter built for dogs, I can focus on other animals, I'm taking it one step at a time. When one goal is completed, then I can do the next one.
I understand that everyone is having their own struggles in a failed economy. I live those same struggles as a parent, and dedicating my passion for animals that have trusted man, and then that trust was betrayed. I've spent my entire savings, and I now need to start asking others for help. Once I can acquire the land, I can get my permits to start the construction process. When I first began the rescue, I was over whelmed with the amount of work and money that it takes. I get discouraged when I find it impossible for others to understand the need to help these dogs who don't have an advocate for them. I have the passion and dedication, I just don't have the money it takes and needed to make build everything from the ground up. If I just got $1.00 from everyone just living here in California, it would be a small gesture from them, but would add up big for the funds needed to start up. Currently there are a couple of 20 acre parcels on the market starting around $250,000.00. Agriculture zoned, getting permits for the rescue can be provided from the county.
The name Heavenly Hounds Rescue Foundation is because I believe there is a Heaven, and it's where dreams come true. I am dedicated to dogs and animals in need of rescue, making their dreams of finding a loving home come true.

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