The economic crisis has seen some recent improvements, but many are still suffering the consequences of hard times. In particular, those affected more than most are non-profit organizations dedicated to the well being and rescue of companion animals. Shelters and rescues across the country are in desperate need of a helping paw to continue their important work with abandoned, abused, and neglected animals.
Yesterday, Karma Rescue, a beneficiary of the i Love Dogs Summer of Giving program, sent out their newsletter, The Karma Chronicle, that included a fervent plea for help. Unfortunately, Karma Rescue reports that the crippled economy has led to the loss of an established sponsor who’d previously committed to financially supporting five dogs in Karma Rescue’s program.
“This has impacted our rescue group beyond imagination,” wrote Rande Levine, who founded Karma Rescue in 2003.
The monthly cost of caring for the five dogs is an astounding $2,500. Multiply this by the number of months it may take to find homes for each and the number dramatically increases. With adoptions at their lowest, also due to the financial burden many are carrying, this number becomes more and more likely to increase.
“Karma Rescue has also been called upon to help past adopters needing help with care for their dog(s),” continued Levine. The work that Karma Rescue does with its dogs does not stop at adoption. They’ve created a network of dog lovers and dog parents all belonging to the same Karma Rescue family. When a dog’s down, Karma Rescue welcomes pet parents to come to them for help. But they can’t continue to do what they do without assistance from the pooch loving public.
Karma Rescue hopes to raise the funds necessary to keep these rescued dogs safe and sound for at least six months while they find the dogs good homes. The dogs (which include Pit Bull, Pointer, Viszla, Boxer, and Mastiff mixes) are named Tommy, Edee, Coffee, Minx and Ray Charles.
Karma Rescue hopes to raise $15,000 with your help. To make a contribution, click here.