TWO DOG FARMS INC via Crowdrise
December 16, 2013
BENEFITING: TWO DOG FARMS INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2013
To the dogs, it's Christmas all year round. The day we bail them out of the shelter is like Christmas morning. The first time they can relax and eat a full meal. The first time the sink into a soft bed. The first time they experience the joy of a belly rub. The first time they spend a cold, rainy night inside - cozy with their foster parents. Many of our dogs experience these things at a foster home for the first time. The joy on their faces is so incredibly heartwarming. This year, we've been able to provide that joy to 55 sweet dogs. We've prevent many dozens more from entering the shelter system.
As you review your year end donations and looking for unique gift ideas, please consider including Two Dog Farms.
Each year we rescue and rehome approximately 50+ Jindos (and Jindo mixes) in need, most of whom would not be with us today if we had not been able to step in to assist. Our work has a powerful impact not only on the people and dogs we work with directly, but also on the larger community as a whole. Two Dog Farms is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, all of whom have full-time careers outside of rescue.
We are completely reliant on charitable donations in order to be able to continue to provide these services. Last year, the rescue paid over $20,000 out of pocket to pay for vetting and boarding. This year, we're still short over $7,000. We're rarely this frank with our fans because we try to keep everyone focused on the positive. We realize that we need more of your help in order to rescue more dogs.
That is why we ask you to remember Two Dog Farms Jindo Rescue with a charitable gift in support of our important work during the Christmas season. Any amount you can share will be greatly appreciated and will be put to good use, saving the lives of more Jindos and furthering better understanding of this amazing breed. The donation process is simple, and you can do so online or by mail.
Please help support our on-going need for medical funds so we can help some of the neediest Jindos who might otherwise be overlooked by potential adopters and rescuers. We frequently take in dogs to our rescue that have required medical assistance, aside from the standard neuter/spay procedures.
This year they have included Finch (a Jindo rescued along with his son, Harry, from New Mexico, where they were kept chained in a restaurant parking lot) who required a further $1,500 of surgery following his neuter as it was discovered he was anemic. His son, Harry, has also required extensive tests to discover the cause for his hair loss (since diagnosed as adrenal sex hormone problems), and constant daily medication since then, totalling roughly $750. Willow was a rescue that needed to have all her incisors and canine teeth removed (surgery at $1,500), as her teeth were rotten.
Many of the dogs have been rescued with kennel cough, some of whom have had their coughs progress to more virulent strains like Bronchial Pneumonia which have required lengthy doses of antibiotics and occasional subcutaneous fluids, which runs into several hundreds of dollars for each dog.
Other dogs require more basic tooth cleaning, and routine blood work because they are slightly older, as well as procedures like having dew claw surgery, and simple treatment for allergies and minor injuries like pulled muscles etc.
And many tests like performing x-rays on dogs significantly increases the costs associated with ensuring dogs are healthy.
We cannot deny these dogs the opportunity to get well and find homes, so please, if you can assist in any way with funds for medical treatments, please donate today!
Together - we save lives.