HELP US RAISE $10,000 TO HELP ANIMALS JUST LIKE KILMER
Thank you for visiting Ruff Start Rescue's Strut Your Mutt page. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support the thousands of animals that will come through our door this year.
We'll celebrate with a virtual walk event on Saturday, September 19 at 9am. All team members will be invited to this event!
We rescue an average of 250 companion animals EVERY MONTH from various heartbreaking situations. Some animals come from local hoarding situations, others are found roaming reservations all on their own, still others are saved at the last minute from euthanasia. Animals just like Kilmer.
Kilmer came to us from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This poor pup was found after surviving a long midwestern winter. At some point he ran into a porcupine and maybe thought it would be an easy meal...much to Kilmer's surprise, instead of a feast, he found himself full of quills. Our reservation partner found him, took out as many of the quills that they could from his snout and legs and reached out to Ruff Start. We said YES without knowing the full extent of his injuries: turns out quills were lodged deep inside his mouth, causing a severe infection and extreme pain.
After FIVE surgeries and lots of love from his foster family, Kilmer is now living his best life. From going from a dog you couldn’t even look at without him flinching to a constant sidekick who loves cuddles, Kilmer is just one example of the thousands of animals Ruff Start saves every year.
Your donation to our Strut Your Mutt team will ensure that we have the ability to say YES when animals like Kilmer need us.
Thank you for your support!
PS: Remember that our event will be a virtual walk on Saturday, September 19th from 9-10am. NOT October 24th.
Team of 25