MEET GERALDINE, she is a senior dog - 15 years old - that was dumped as a stray at the New York City Animal Care Center - the city Municipal Shelter. Geraldine as they named her, could hardly walk and is blind and deaf, so to think of her as a stray is unfathomable. We are sure that she was someone's pet when she was cute and young, and now aged and needed extreme vetting, dumped like yesterday's trash.
We just couldn't see this dog stay in the shelter for one day. No dog deserves to be in a shelter and in Geraldine's condition, this was the last place she needed to be.
We took her into our rescue, in our FOSPICE PROGRAM. This program initialed in the past few years began to save the most vulnerable needing the most vetting. This program focuses on the seniors who have been neglected and tossed away.
We have about 20 dogs in our FOSPICE PROGRAM and we are responsible for their welfare for the rest of their lives. We are supported by the gracious fosters that offer to care and love these dogs for the rest of their lives. We've spent over $20,000 last year in vetting JUST FOR THIS PROGRAM. This is an enormous expense that come out of our pocket through donations. We are not supported by the governement and rely SOLELY ON DONATIONS AND GRANTS to save these animals.
2020 marks our 6th year in existence and we are proud of our accomplishments thus far. We have saved over 1000 animals mostly from the NYCACC and are one of the top rescues saving animals from this shelter. We are an all breed rescues, with a focus on PitBulls that are the majority of dogs that find themselves in the shelter. Most of thee dogs are broken and have been surrenered due to circumstances beyond their control. This is where the real part of rescue comes in. We take these broken dogs whether the need training and/or vetting and make them whole again.
Please help us in our effort to save more dogs like Geraldine and other broken lives to get them the help they need. Our extensive network of fosters have the wherewithall with our assitance to get these dogs what they need.
So we're asking you to join our team to realize these goals. You can join as a team member and help us raise much needed funds or simply donate. We never turn away a dog in need but only can do it with your help.
Strut your Mutt is the biggest fundraiser for animal rescue and this helps us continue our much needed work.
Thanks for all your support!
**We are a 5013c - All donations are tax deducible