Lots to update you on so I'll get right into the update:
On 6/15 RESCUE was able to save three new dogs from the kill list. Flynn an 8.2 pound Cairn Terrier that "talks!" Well he doesn't talk but he has the funniest/oddest bark I've ever heard. He sounds like a person imitating a dog! :) Then we have Harley a 72.8 pound red lab. He was given up by his owners because they couldn't afford to care for him any longer. Lastly we have a 13.5 pound spaniel mix of some sort. His name is Theo and he came home with me as a foster dog! Flynn was adopted on 7/8 and Theo was adopted on 7/3. Click on their names for photos and notes from their adoptions.
On 6/15 RESCUE began campaigning for votes via a program called Chase Community Giving. 500,000 charities from around the country signed up to win $20k or the Grand Prize of $250k. On 7/13 RESCUE won $20,000! Hundreds of supporters helped us garner votes for our efforts. We came in 80th place, 1st place in Arizona and the only Arizona dog and cat RESCUE group in the top 200! We are so proud, over the moon with joy and thankful to all that helped us win! Here's the official press release.
On 6/16 RESCUE dog Connor moved into foster care. I'm awaiting a call from the foster parents to learn if they will be adopting him. If not, I have another great potential home for him too. Stay tuned.
On 6/16 little Sebastian moved into foster care. I am happy to report that our skinny little man is putting on weight and enjoying his time in foster care.
On 6/21 Sammy was adopted by his foster parents! Click here for details and photos.
On 6/25 Sara moved into foster care. Sara has had a terrible life and is terrified inside a home. With the help of her loving foster parents we are helping her overcome her fears. The process is slow but we are confident she will learn that life inside is a good thing!
On 6/26 one of our fellow RESCUE volunteers had a yard sale to benefit RESCUE's Bowlarama fundraiser. We are thrilled to announce that we raised $1,600! Huge thanks to Karen, Lucy and all that helped and donated items for our efforts.
On 6/26 RESCUE was the beneficiary of an event hosted by Tommy Bahama's of Scottsdale. The event brought in over $1,100 and gave us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our RESCUE dogs and make more people aware of the plight of the homeless animals here in the Valley.
On 6/30 RESCUE dog Pixie was adopted. Click here for photos and notes about her adoption.
On 7/6 RESCUE was able to save two more dogs from the kill list. Lyric is a shepherd/whippet mix weighing about 31.2 pounds. She is very thin at the moment and a little shy but she is so sweet and does have a spunky side. She also has HUGE ears and big brown eyes. Missy is a super sweet gal, weighing in at a healthy 27.6 pounds. She has a "mohawk" and is giving Flynn a run for his money when it comes to cuteness! :) She knows sit, takes treats gentle and is an easy going girl who also loves to share kisses with you too.
On 7/8 one of our RESCUE volunteers Khrisann hosted an event at Rosita's. Lots of our supporters and volunteers came out to enjoy some yummy food to benefit RESCUE. We raised $187 from the event. Click here for photos from the event.
On 7/9 RESCUE dog Bianca was adopted. Click here for photos from her adoption and here for an update.
On 7/13 RESCUE was able to save two more dogs from the kill list. Dash is a handsome Beagle with stunning eyes and a love of the game of ball! And Meadow is a Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She is a little shy but warms up and is very sweet. I think she looks like former RESCUE dog Cindy for those of you who remember her.
We have three weeks left in our Bowlarama fundraiser. I'm thrilled to say we've raised just over $30k! Our goal is $45k. This helps us cover our expenses for the next five months. Please make a donation of any amount to help our efforts to save and care for the dogs and cats we save from the kill list.
Well that's it for now. Thank you for all your support and for following our journey!