2020 has been a challenging year for Border Collies In Need. As a result of the pandemic, BCIN had to temporarily suspend its rescue program. This prevented us from taking in any new dogs to our program. In order to continue rescue efforts for Border Collies, we had to "think outside the kennel" and come up with new ideas/solutions to help dogs safely find their way out of the shelter.
Border Collies were virtually networked from shelters by matching applicants with shelter personnel after learning about the behavior and temperament of the particular dog. Applicants were interviewed via telephone to find out if they would be an ideal candidate for that particular dog, and if so, the applicantwas put in touch directly with the rescue coordinator at the shelter. BCIN made the commitment that if the dog was adopted and was not a match, then BCIN would continue to network the dog until the proper home was found, thus, preventing any dog being returned to the shelter.
BCIN also networked with other herding breed rescues who still were able to take on dogs. Some of those dogs were medical needs dogs that required additional veterinary treatment and BCIN helped contribute to those costs to lessen the burden to that rescue organization, since they did not have the funds. This was successful, as many medical needs dogs are euthanized by shelters, because rescues do not have the budget to take them on.
BCIN successfully worked to keep dogs dogs in their homes when there was a financial hardship caused from unemployment caused by the pandemic by providing dog food and standard veterinary care to lessen the financial burdern.
Lastly, for owners who had to relinquish their dogs, BCIN was proactive in finding new homes for those dogs, which prevented those dogs from going to the shelter.
Even though BCIN temporarily suspended its rescue program, the need in helping dogs remained a reality. BCIN was there to lend a helping hand to find Border Collies to find new homes and to defray costs when needed to those reuiring assistance.
BCIN is looking forward to reopening our doors when we are able to. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps all monies raised (after transaction fees), including registration fees. Together, and through your support, we can Save Them All!
Together, we can Save Them All.
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