“My mission is to rescue. My dream is that one day I won’t have to.”
Did you know that 3.1 million dogs enter US shelters each year and approximately 390,000 dogs never make it out? They are failed by people and euthanized.
I've always helped homeless dogs by choosing to adopt rather than buying from a breeder. This past year, I decided I was no longer going to watch the shelter dogs I follow on social media die from my keyboard. I decided to start volunteering; to coordinate rescue efforts, to work adoption events, to photograph/video/temperment test the shelter dogs to get them the visibility they need so they can be adopted. Volunteering at a rural kill shelter is both rewarding and heartbreaking.
Below are the charities that I actively support.
Bradford County Animal Services
I am one of two volunteers at Bradford County Animal Services. This shelter is located in Starke, Fl. The county euthanizes any dog at the shelter for more than 30 days. This is not enough time to get adopted. We depend on local rescues to save most of our dogs. Please reach out if you have any interest in donating or fostering.
Minis for Charity
Paws & Claws Pet Rescue is a small 501(c) 3 rescue organization focusing on dogs that are owner surrendered or strays in Levy County. They are a small mom and pop type group housing the dogs at their residence in Chiefland, FL. They spay/neuter and vet all the dogs before adopting them out. I help them cover the rising cost of vet bills, food, and medication, by donating the proceeds from my Minis for Charity to this rescue!
Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue
I also volunteer at Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible animal rescue organization whose mission is to to rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need and adopt them into loving, responsible homes. They work closely with Animal Services in Alachua, Bradford, Levy, and Union counties to reduce euthanasias at the rural county shelters around Gainesville.