What It Really Costs To Rescue A Dog
Thursday, Nov 30,2006

All rescue events and activities are managed and coordinated through the tireless efforts of volunteers. We do not have any paid employees. All of our costs for rescuing, boarding, feeding, providing veterinary care, spaying or neutering, and making sure dogs are vaccinated and de-wormed are paid for through donations, adoption donations and fundraisers. It is very common for volunteers to pay or sponsor a variety of costs.

Then there are the countless hours donated by volunteers. Volunteers have a variety of duties such as driving to all corners of the county (and somtimes the state) to rescue dogs, fostering dogs, showing dogs at rescue events, conducting home visits, coordinating special events and fundraisers, selling merchandise, See’s candy, and gift cards, updating the web site, coordinating mailings, baking goodies for bake sales, etc. The list is endless.

Many of the services and care mentioned above are just basic needs. For example, the rescue pays $12.00 per night per dog for boarding. I