Pop Chips has a promotion right now with local athletes who are 'hungry for change'. A local charity will have the opportunity to have Tim Lincecum chip in for help their cause – plus, score a year’s supply of PopChips. We'd like to ask you to help support "Friends of Animal Care and Control"
Friends of San Francisco Animal Care And Control has a vision "To help San Francisco Animal Care and Control and its rescue partners find loving families for every adoptable pet and make the last days or hours of life of a terminally ill or injured animal as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We believe that with sufficient funding ACC can become a model animal shelter for the entire nation, if not the world."
Grateful Dogs Rescue works exclusively with San Francisco Animal Care and Control to save all breeds of dogs from euthanization at the city shelter. They deserve your support. You can vote for Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control in the PopChips promotion daily through May 20th. Click on this link to vote. http://bit.ly/JC4cOy
Lisa, a volunteer with Grateful Dogs Rescue, who we wrote about a few days ago, posted this message on her fundraising page for Josh. "I recently volunteered to take care of an older dog named Josh after his family lost their home and were forced into a shelter. Rather than let him be euthanized in the animal shelter, I took him in until the family got back on their feet"
"Less than a week after I got him, he became extremely and mysteriously ill. After a very expensive exam at the vet, they are thinking that it is either pancreatitis or a blockage. I am collecting to help me with this first cost, because I know there will be more to follow."
Grateful Dogs Rescue has benefitted from the Pet Food Express "My Mutt" program and many GDR adopters have been proud to have their dogs and donations highlighted in the Pet Food Express stores via this program. Via the Pet Food Express website, we're pleased to share details of the program with you here.
The “My Mutt” program helps pet rescues and pet shelters throughout the Bay Area. It’s actually a simple process and makes a great gift for a family member or friend.All you have to do is make a donation of at least $250.00 to a non-profit rescue or shelter of your choice (donations must be within the same calendar year as the My Mutt application) . This would be in addition to adoption fees. Your donation should be sent directly to the organization that you are supporting, not Pet Food Express. We just need proof of your donation via a receipt .
Contact email@example.com for more information or visit the Pet Food Express website at http://www.petfoodexpress.com/giving-back/make-your-pet-a-star/
To donate to Grateful Dogs Rescue via PayPal, go to http://www.gratefuldogsrescue.org/DonationsToGratefulDogsRescue
We're sharing this post from PetFinder.com as this is a common question that comes up when people are considering adopting a dog from Grateful Dogs Rescue.
I can get a free pet, so why pay an adoption fee? According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (via the ASPCA), approximately 65% of pet parents in the U.S. get their pets for free or at low cost, and most pets are obtained from acquaintances or family members. The NCPPSP also reports that pets acquired from friends make up more than 30% of pets surrendered to shelters (read the article here). While getting a "free" pet may seem like a bargain at first, you're then responsible for veterinary costs that shelters and rescue groups usually cover, including:• Spaying/neutering $150-300
• Microchip $50 (Read more about what your adoption fee covers.)
These costs can total from $305.00 – $635.00. Grateful Dogs Rescue covers the cost of these type of expenses which it has to raise through donations and fundraising events. The adoption fee rarely covers the total cost of the veterinary care required for each dogs.
If you would like to donate to Grateful Dogs Rescue, go to this link and make your donation via the PayPal link (you do not have to have a PayPal account - you can use your credit card) http://www.gratefuldogsrescue.org/DonationsToGratefulDogsRescue