It is the time of year again where I am joining Strut Your Mutt sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society in honor of the rescue I volunteer for, Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc. I only ask for your donations once a year, but please know the need is even greater this year. Please dig deep, share with friends, ask your employers if they will match your donations (you can forward this email to anyone you please). My goal is to raise $10,000 this year and I know with your help, we can make that happen. Please read below to see some of the costs we have incurred and need to find the funds for below. Strut Your Mutt is September 28th this year and I am behind as usual, so I only have 28 days for fundraising. We desperately need your help.
This summer alone we have had to cover surgeries for:
18 Month old Theo was not walking and was in an emergency situation for ACL Surgery. In his case, he has birth defects that affected his hips, knees and ankles. We had already had his right knee operated on a few months ago and then his left knee gave out. He weighs 90 lbs. and the right leg was about to snap if surgery wasn’t done immediately.
Minnie needed corrective surgery at A&M to correct birth defect to allow her to urinate properly. The poor baby was peeing from her vulva.
We need funds to cover these surgeries and they must be done SOON!!
Merry needs TLPO Surgery for both back legs at a cost of $3600. We have nursed them for over a year and tried some alternative medicine that delayed, but now she is critical.
Kiwi also needs TLPO Surgery for both back legs as soon as possible.
Taz is Theo’s brother and has the same birth defects. He needs ACL Surgery in both back legs.
We also have heart worm positive dogs, dogs that need other minor surgeries – not to mention puppies that need to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Our adoption fees hardly covers the cost of a healthy puppy. AARF Houston never says no as long as we have a foster and medical costs come with most of the pups we take in.
Friends, whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about AARF Houston below.
Our Mission is to help as many forgotten, broken and neglected dogs find a loving home as humanly possible. Willingly volunteering our time, blood, sweat and tears to make sure they are rehabilitated and given a chance at happiness. No breed is turned away. No case is too severe. We are their healing hands. Their Fight is our Fight!
AARF is a 501(c)3 non-profit group. We are a no-kill, all breed rescue that fosters in our homes.
Together, we can Save Them All.
Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc.