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Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society

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THE STORY:

It has been almost 4 years since I joined the Santa Fe Animal Shelter as a volunteer dog walker.  During this time, I've learned so much about dogs, particularly homeless dogs, and about the services the Shelter provides to help the dogs (and all animals that come to the Shelter) with whatever needs they have: medical/surgical, behavioral, and importantly, finding a loving home.

Recently, the Shelter upgraded its medical/surgical services. Through donations, it built a new clinic that serves all of the animals who come to the Shelter.  An amazing full-time surgeon saves lives and repairs damaged limbs. The public part of the clinic, with its own staff, cares for animals at costs based on income so that economic status is not a deterrent to high quality care.

Increasingly, the Shelter is focusing on behaviroral issues associated with both dogs and cats.  It is behaviors--especially fear that makes some dogs and cats refuse to interact or bond with humans--like Diego in the beautiful video accompanying this email--or others dogs to act aggressively.  Without appropriate intervention by trained staff, the behaviors can result in a decision to euthanize a dog or cat when with compassionate training and love, the dog or cat can become adoptable.

The Shelter has received donations to construct a building dedicated to working with dogs and cats with behavioral issues.  Along with other volunteers, I have been asked to participate in a Crowdrise donation campaign that is running from September 29 to October 30, to raise additional funds to support the Behavior Department staff to work one-on-one with dogs and cats in need.

I've never participated in a fund-raising effort before and find it a bit intimidating, especially as I ask family and friends to contribute.  Finances are tight for us all, I realize.  But my love for the dogs (and cats) that come to the Shelter and my admiration for all that the Shelter's staff does, particularly the Behavior Department, help me to overcome my reluctance to ask.

If you can, please consider a donation of any size--no matter how small or large.  If you can, please consider it your Christmas present to me.  And please do watch the video about Diego which explains much better than I can what this effort is all about.

Thanks very much!

Leine

 

 

 

 

 

We're helping animals like Diego learn to trust again. Give to save lives and help 30 animals get the critical behavior training they need in order to find a loving home. 

Have you ever encountered a fearful dog? A frightened dog who is trembling, with their tail tucked between their legs, looking up at you with panic in their eyes? No matter how gently you try to reassure them, it takes time for a fearful dog to learn to trust again. Because our resources for time and space are limited, the behavior staff has to choose who they think they can help the most in the shortest amount of time. Making that choice is not something we want to do. We want to save them all, and we know that you feel the same way.

In order to save more lives we need your help now. We are counting on you to help us save 30 lives in 30 days from September 29 - October 30. Our goal is to raise $500 per animal – a total of $15,000 – for this critical behavior care.

If you have ever encountered a frightened dog, you know how heartbreaking it is to see an animal who is afraid to trust. Please help us give these animals the chance they deserve to break free from fear and find their way back to our community. With your help, we can do it – and so can they.

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leine Stuart

    $100

  • Nancy Brown

    $50

  • Carole and Jim Garland

    $100

  • Dax

    $25

  • Magillawigleys

    $25

  • Marc Perry

    $150

  • Joanne and Steve Diamond

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Marilyn and MIchael Smith

    $200

  • Carol and Jim Stuart

    $25

  • FHI 360 Charity Cube

    $170

  • Leine Stuart

    $555

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400% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $130,885 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ben Swan

Amount Raised

$18,848

 

377% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Martin

Amount Raised

$14,845

 

742% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dr. Rick Snook

Amount Raised

$7,360

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Steketee, DVM

Amount Raised

$6,750

 

2700% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea Gregg New Hope Program

Amount Raised

$6,646

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Padilla

Amount Raised

$6,470

 

324% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Jenkins

Amount Raised

$5,225

 

523% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Leine Stuart

Leine Stuart

DONATION: $555

In honor of Anna, Hannah, Erika, Emily, Sara, Marianne, Chloe, San Juana, Chris, Luren--the entire Behavioral Department staff. 3 years ago

FHI 360 Charity Cube

FHI 360 Charity Cube

DONATION: $170

3 years ago

Carol and Jim Stuart

Carol and Jim Stuart

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Marilyn and MIchael Smith

Marilyn and MIchael Smith

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

In memory of Coby, Biffy, Buffy, Cody, Luna and Amber 3 years ago

Joanne and Steve Diamond

Joanne and Steve Diamond

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marc Perry

Marc Perry

DONATION: $150

Kenya, OJO AND EVAN <3 3 years ago

Magillawigleys

Magillawigleys

DONATION: $25

in Tribute to our once very afraid -- but now fun-loving -- dog, Mandarin. 3 years ago

Dax

Dax

DONATION: $25

We've had Dax for almost 3 yrs now and although she was terrified of us when we first got her from the shelter, we could still see her potential. With time and patience she has bonded so strongly to us and has proven to be the best dog we've ever had. 3 years ago

Carole and  Jim Garland

Carole and Jim Garland

DONATION: $100

3 years ago