Friday, January 30, 2009

ONLY 36 HOURS LEFT!! Saving Shelter Pets still needs funds for Puppy Promises puppies!! Deadline is NOON SUNDAY!!

Our Puppy Promises program saves hundreds of precious little lives each year in Georgia. We have been especially busy the last month or two, and funding for the program is critically low at this time!

PLEASE support this fundraiser, so that we can continue to keep young puppies out of the shelter AND provide the spay & neuter services that prevent more unwanted litters.

Fundraiser Goal: $2200
Raised so far: $770
STILL NEEDED: $1430

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!


Everyone who donates $10 or more receives a banner for your blog or web page, and two lucky donors will win prizes!!



SSP's Puppy Bowl Fundraiser!!

FUNDRAISER DETAILS:

Every supporter who donates $10 (or more) toward these puppies can pick a favorite Puppy Bowl puppy from Animal Planet's website and cast your vote with us when you make your donation. Everyone who votes will receive a custom SSP puppy banner to display on your MySpace/Facebook pages, blog, or website. AND, as an added bonus -- Two lucky donors will be drawn at random to win a copy of this year's Puppy Bowl DVD from Animal Planet , compliments of SSP!

Voting update - Puppy Bowl puppy Bella has taken the lead! Candy Corn is right behind her, and Madeline, Gypsy, Alex, and Elvira are in the hunt as well. Cast your vote NOW!!




INSTRUCTIONS TO CAST YOUR VOTE:


1. First, visit Animal Planet's page with the starting line-up (link below), and pick your favorite Puppy Bowl puppy from the 20 in the line-up:
http://animal.discovery.com/tv/puppy-bowl/starting-lineup/starting-lineup.html

2. Then, visit SSP's PayPal donation page, donate $10 or more, and be sure to put a note in your Paypal donation to tell us which Puppy Bowl puppy is your favorite!

3. We'll tally all the votes and post updates in our blogs/bulletins as we go. AND, we'll pick the winner of the first Puppy Bowl DVD when the funding total hits $1100, and then pick the winner of the second DVD when it gets to $2200.


Deadline is NOON Sunday!!

Please DONATE and VOTE with SSP today!!


Here are just a few of the Puppy Promises puppies that NEED your donation in this contest to get to their rescues!











About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Everyone Loves a Challenge! Rescue #64

This morning's fundraising post for the JRT family whose owner passed away really struck a chord for one of our supporters. It turns out that she had rescued a dog from a similar situation a few years back, and her dog passed away 10 months ago. So she would like to offer up a donation challenge in memory of her dog Lady.

Since SSP has another group of dogs waiting in the wings that need donations to cover their rescue & transport expenses. Our supporter will FULLY fund the $250 sponsorship needed for the entire JRT family - IF we can raise the funds for the dogs shown below by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY!!

Abandoned lab puppies, litter of two.

Need: $25 (of $100)

Scooby

Need: $20 (of $100)

Owner surrendered puppies, litter of two.

Need: $20 (of $100)

Thanks to one supporter, every dollar you donate for these dogs will ALSO be helping Lady's memorial donation challenge to sponsor the JRT family. Each dollar donated helps two different fundraisers!!

Total Needed: $300
Donations: $235
Still Need: $65


Thank you to all of our supporters! Please crosspost this bulletin, it is one of the best ways to help out. We could not save any of THEM without all of YOU!


About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What happens to pets when their people pass away?

In the case of this mother dog, her current litter of pups, and an older son, maybe a second chance. One of our volunteers got a phone call today about just that. An elderly lady had passed on leaving behind her female Jack Russel and her various pups. The woman's caretaker has offered to foster this family if we can raise the funds for them to leave on transport.

Mom

Son

And Kids


Total Needed: $250
Donations: $0
Still Need: $250

Please crosspost to help spread the word, these babies need a commitment before Friday at the latest. We do not want the caretaker to back out and take them to the pound. Many thanks to all of our supporters, we could not save any of THEM with out all of YOU!





About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Just to say Thanks

Although 2008 is over, all of us at Saving Shelter Pets would like to say, once again: THANK YOU to all of our supporters who made each and every rescue effort in 2008 a success! We would like to share with you some of the photos we received from our wonderful rescue partners of SSP pets now settled in their forever homes.






The annual statistics newsletter will be coming out soon, so please watch for even more happy news to be delivered in the coming weeks. Thank you again to each and every one of our supporters for donating, crossposting, emailing, and chatting up your friends and relatives about SSP. We could not save any of THEM without all of YOU!


About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ALL FUNDS RAISED! THANK-YOU!Your generosity has inspired another donation challenge!

Thanks to all of your generous contributions, we have raised the $200 for the matching $200 challenge for the Puppy Promises Pups. The pups are still in need of $600 for full funding. Luckily, one of our long time supporters has offered a new challenge: he is willing to match the next $300 in donations to give the pups the funds they need!




As with the last challenge, SSP will only receive the matching funds if the full $300 is raised. Please help spread the news, we simply cannot help more animals in need without taking care of our current responsibilities. Thank you to all of our supporters, we could not save any of THEM without all of YOU!


Matching Challenge Round Two

Total Needed: $300
Donations: $300
Still Need: $0


About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Monday, January 5, 2009

DONATION CHALLENGE! for the 50 puppies

We are sure everyone has seen the below blog. We now have a great update! A very generous person has offered to match donations up to $200. In case you are not sure how this works SSP will not receive the $200 from our wonderful donor unless we raise $200 to match the entire $200.

If you donate $10 it will become $20, $20 becomes $40 and so on....

Right now we have received $66 for the 50 puppies.

Donation challenge: $200
Received towards challenge:$200
Still available to match $0

We have some very good news :-) and some not so good news :-(. Sylvia raised all the funds she needed to hop on board the van to her rescue WOOHOO!! The 50 puppies, however, did not. :-( We were $1000 short to get all the puppies vetted and onto the van. We are stressed and devastated that we did not raise all the funds needed for all the puppies. The transporters were very nice and cut their usual fees for us by $150 but we were still $1000 short. We are sorry to say that we can not do another van, can not rescue another dog or pup until we raise the funds for the puppies who are now at their rescues.

For the first time in 63 transports SSP did not pay their bills on time. We owe the vet (thank goodness he allowed us to have an IOU) and we owe the transporters. The only reason we were allowed a "tab" is because we have ALWAYS, ALWAYS paid our bills on time and IN FULL. Because of the kindness of these people the 50 puppies, Sylvia, the OTI from Murray and the Mama dog pulled from DeKalb in Dec have all safely arrived at their rescues.

It is a sad day for SSP, knowing even though we have places for dogs to go we can not help any of them at this time. Along with a pup with cherry eye and a broken leg, a few owner surrenders (the first to be pts), these little guys need our help



We are still accepting donations to pay the bills. Please, please help us so we can help those who will be euthanized through no fault of their own. We receive requests every day to help adoptable dogs/pups/cats/kittens but until we are out of debt we have to say no to every single request, even if we know there is a spot for the pet. :-(:-(

Paypal your donation to fundraising@savingshelterpets.com or simply click the link at the bottom of this announcement.

EVERY DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE and EVERY DONATION IS EXTREMELY APPRECIATED



About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.











About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Update for Sylvia and the 50 puppies

We have some very good news :-) and some not so good news :-(. Sylvia raised all the funds she needed to hop on board the van to her rescue WOOHOO!! The 50 puppies, however, did not. :-( We were $1000 short to get all the puppies vetted and onto the van. We are stressed and devastated that we did not raise all the funds needed for all the puppies. The transporters were very nice and cut their usual fees for us by $150 but we were still $1000 short. We are sorry to say that we can not do another van, can not rescue another dog or pup until we raise the funds for the puppies who are now at their rescues.

For the first time in 63 transports SSP did not pay their bills on time. We owe the vet (thank goodness he allowed us to have an IOU) and we owe the transporters. The only reason we were allowed a "tab" is because we have ALWAYS, ALWAYS paid our bills on time and IN FULL. Because of the kindness of these people the 50 puppies, Sylvia, the OTI from Murray and the Mama dog pulled from DeKalb in Dec have all safely arrived at their rescues.

It is a sad day for SSP, knowing even though we have places for dogs to go we can not help any of them at this time. Along with a pup with cherry eye and a broken leg, a few owner surrenders (the first to be pts), these little guys need our help



We are still accepting donations to pay the bills. Please, please help us so we can help those who will be euthanized through no fault of their own. We receive requests every day to help adoptable dogs/pups/cats/kittens but until we are out of debt we have to say no to every single request, even if we know there is a spot for the pet. :-(:-(

Paypal your donation to fundraising@savingshelterpets.com or simply click the link at the bottom of this announcement.

EVERY DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE and EVERY DONATION IS EXTREMELY APPRECIATED



About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Sylvia--victim of divorce only needs $100 to be safe

We have just enough room on the van to allow Sylvia to travel to a rescue in the Northeast. Her "parents" are going through a divorce and poor Sylvia is the one to suffer the consequences :-( Some New Year for Sylvia :-( Sylvia only needs $100 to pay for her health certificate, vet check up and her bus fare. No the "guardians" will not pay as it is cheaper to let her go to the local shelter--note the ACO is a man with a gun and two attack dogs :-(:-(:-( Sylvia does not stand a chance.

To help Sylvia please Paypal your donation to fundraising@savingshelterpets.com or simply click the link at the bottom of this bulletin.

Sylvia




About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.