Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gorgeous dogs & lots of pups need our help! Transport #68....

DEADLINE FOR FUNDS IS TONIGHT!!


UPDATE, 7:30pm - We're getting there, but we still need more help!! Thanks and warm puppy kisses to everyone who has contributed so far!! :)

HELP!! This morning we found ourselves in a tough spot. Despite our fundraising efforts to date for this transport, we are about $1700 shy of covering our estimated expenses. The transport van is scheduled to leave tomorrow. If we send it without raising more funds, we put the entire SSP organization in financial jeopardy. If we cancel the transport, we have absolutely nowhere to go with 4 dogs and 51 puppies (and you all know what that implies).

If TODAY we raise enough funds to cover our immediate expenses (just vetting and transport, NOT including the spay/neuter for the Puppy Promises families), then we can resolve our immediate crisis of moving the animals. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS!!!

Can you spare even $5 or $10 to help dig us out of a jam today??? Donations of any size would be enormously appreciated. We thank you all in advance for any support you can provide.




Please take a look at the adorable faces below who need your help to give them a second chance at life.

All donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes directly to the dogs. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! :) Even $5 can go a long way in saving a life...


TOBY
Toby is an adorable 9-month-old Aussie mix who needs a forever home to call his own. His vetting and neuter have already been done thanks to a wonderful local rescue, so he only needs $50 sponsorship to cover his transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship: $50
Raised so far: $50
FULLY SPONSORED!!






JOSIE & CLYDE
Josie and her son Clyde are gorgeous purebred boxers. They were to be surrendered to a very high-kill shelter, but luckily some nice police officers intervened and contacted local rescues to try and help. We found out about this pair just in time, and now we hope to get them to Connecticut where they will find wonderful forever homes. :) A very generous local rescue is paying for the vetting for these 2 dogs, so we only need to raise $50 each to cover their transport costs to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (for both): $100
Raised so far: $100
FULLY SPONSORED!!


Josie on the left, and Clyde on the right:



4 BOXER/SHEPHERD PUPS
These 4 cuties signed up for our Puppy Promises program! This means they will avoid a trip to animal control, and they will be dewormed, vaccinated, and fostered by their owners until our next transport. Not only does the Puppy Promises program save these pups' lives, but it will also pay to spay their mom (no more puppies for her!) and any other animals in the owner's household. Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 4 pups): $200
Raised so far: $200
FULLY SPONSORED!!



VANILLA and HER 9 PUPS
Vanilla and her newborn puppies were surrendered to one of our fosters. Vanilla so deserves a forever home of her own, and these pups deserve a chance at a good life. Please won't you help us save them? Sponsorship for the entire family of 10 is $650, which will cover shots & deworming for the pups, full vetting & spay fo momma, and transport for all to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (for the entire family): $650
Raised so far: $338
Still needed: $312




4 LAB/SHEPHERD MIX PUPS
These 4 pups are also part of our Puppy Promises program. Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 4 pups): $200
Raised so far: $106
Still needed: $94




10 WEIMARANER/AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS
This huge litter of 10 is also signed up for our Puppy Promises program. Are they not the cutest little pups you've ever seen? :) Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 10 pups): $500
Raised so far: $233
Still needed: $267








6 LAB MIX PUPS
This litter of 6 is part of our Puppy Promises program. Since these pups are older, we will also be spaying/neutering them prior to transport to their rescue. Thankfully, their rescue is helping to cover the costs of spay/neuter, so each pup only needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 6 pups): $300
Raised so far: $133
Still needed: $167




3 LAB/AUSSIE MIX PUPS
This litter of 3 is part of our Puppy Promises program. Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 3 pups): $150
Raised so far: $93
Still needed: $57





8 SHEPHERD MIX PUPS
These 8 pups are also part of our Puppy Promises program. Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 8 pups): $400
Raised so far: $213
Still needed: $187




7 MOUNTAIN FEIST PUPS
These 7 pups are also part of our Puppy Promises program. Each pup needs $50 in sponsorship to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast.

Sponsorship (all 7 pups): $350
Raised so far: $168
Still needed: $182




To donate to save these dogs AND give Saving Shelter Pets a chance at winning a $10,000 grant...please donate through the Razoo link below. Unlike Paypal donations, we get 100% of the dollars donated through Razoo (no fees!)





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.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Video From SSP (& please donate for Razoo)

Can you spare just $10 to help save a homeless pet's life?  Your donation could help SSP win up to $10,000 in cash!!

Please donate to SSP for the Razoo contest.  It takes just seconds to sign up for a donation account, Razoo totally respects your e-mail privacy, and best of all - no service fees on your donation!

With five days left in the Razoo contest, SSP is in eighth place, only 40 donations out of the running for a cash award.  Every donor gets us closer to winning!!

Click the link below to donate for the contest:


REMEMBER - The animals are counting on YOU!!

Please donate today!!  Contest ends Monday at midnight!!


AND - Have you seen the new Saving Shelter Pets video?  Please take a look at some of the faces we have helped recently, and consider how much good your $10 donation through Razoo could do for animals just like them, that need SSP's help NOW.



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, March 24, 2009

Razoo Contest - PLEASE Help!! Last Week to Donate!!

Everyone - We REALLY need your support in this Razoo contest.  Money is extremely tight for SSP right now, just like everyone else.  The lousy economy has hurt our donation income, while demand for our services is skyrocketing - and the Spring "puppy season" is about to get underway!  Honestly, it's a little frightening for us.

Winning a grant from Razoo would make a HUGE difference to SSP, and would help us make it through what is sure to be a very difficult Summer of helping pets in need.

BUT - we can't win anything without YOUR help!!  Every individual who donates just $10 to SSP in the next week gets us closer to a grant award.  We're about 30 donations out of the money right now - let's close that gap!!

Signing up for a Razoo donation account is fast and easy, and secure too.  They won't send you a lot of e-mails, and they won't sell your e-mail address to anyone else either.  Best of all, there are NO service fees when donating through Razoo - SSP will get every penny of your donation! :)

So, with one week left in this contest (ends midnight 3/31), we are asking all of you to please make this effort for SSP now!  Every penny of your donation will go directly to help the animals, and it get us closer to winning a grant award so we can help even more.


The animals are counting on YOUR support!  Please help SSP so we can help them.

Click the link below to donate:



On behalf of these guys, and so many more - Thank you VERY MUCH for your support!!



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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Razoo Contest - Donate Just $10, Help SSP Win $10,000!!! Deadline 3/31!!

There's still time to help SSP win a grant in the Razoo contest!! Just $10 can help us win up to $10,000!

We need all of our supporters to pitch in with a small donation through Razoo, and then spread the word to your animal-loving friends and family to do the same. The charities with the highest number of donors win the prize money, so every donation is critical!! Can we count on YOU to help make a real difference for homeless animals and pets in need?





Please visit this link to donate: DONATE TO SSP THRU RAZOO

Visit this link to see how we're doing! CONTEST STANDINGS

HURRY - Contest ends March 31!! The animals need your support TODAY!!!

Still not convinced? Here is a list of 10 great reasons to help SSP...

#10 - SSP has helped over two thousand homeless animals find rescue since our inception in 2006.

#9 - SSP has an active spay & neuter program (financing over 300 S/N surgeries since 2007) in addition to our rescue and transport work, so we are pro-active in the fight against pet overpopulation




#8 - SSP has very low overhead costs - well over 90% of our income, including every dollar of individual donations, goes to our programs that benefit the animals (see our Annual Reports and 990 filings for more details).

#7 - SSP has no paid staff, so no money is spent paying salaries or employee benefits

#6 - Instead, SSP has amazing volunteers who work incredibly hard to advance the mission of the organization





#5 - Donations made through this Razoo contest are safe & secure, and have no service fees!

#4 - All donations are tax-deductible!

#3 - The ailing economy has been very hard on pets too, and there is more demand than ever for the services SSP provides.


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#2 - SSP is broke and really needs the money now...

#1 - Because you love animals as much as we do!!! :)

SO PLEASE DONATE & SPREAD THE WORD TODAY!! THANK 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.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Transport #67 - WE DID IT!! :)

UPDATE, 7pm Friday EDT - We did it!! Transport #67 is GOING!! Thanks to everyone who stepped up to support this effort - these puppies & mammas are headed to their rescues this weekend!! Special thanks to our challenge donor for inspiring a fabulous afternoon of giving to help the dogs! :) SSP is truly blessed with an AWESOME group of supporters. THANK YOU ALL!!!

We got most of what we need for this one, and we can't leave anyone behind this late in the game - so we're calling it "close enough". Of course, donations are still being accepted for the fundraising contest through the Razoo link below (no service fees - YAY!) OR you may scroll to the bottom of this post to donate any time through PayPal.

THANK YOU!! ~~ THANK YOU!! ~~ THANK YOU!! ~~ THANK YOU!!



Here are the puppies and mammas that are headed out of Georgia this weekend because of YOUR support and generosity!! YAY!!

Litter of 3 Chi mix pups


Aussie mix pups


Litter of 10 Boxer mix pups


Litter of 4 St Bernard mix pups



Minnie & her 4 pups



Litter of 4 Lab mix pups


Litter of 4 Rottie mix pups


Magdelena & her 5 pups



Litter of 8 Pittie mix pups


Litter of 6 Pittie mix pups


Thanks to each and every one of our supporters for your donations and help!! We can't do it without 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.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Transport #67 - Help Puppies AND Help SSP!!

HELP!! Saving Shelter Pets needs puppy funds!!

We have 40-plus puppies with rescues waiting, but we're WAY short on funds to get them vetted and on their way!! We MUST move them this weekend!!

Each Puppy Promises puppy below needs $50 to cover their shots, deworming, and transport to the Northeast. Also, two litters will be traveling north with their mothers. They each need $50/puppy and $150/mom to cover vetting and transport.

Click on the link below to donate for these puppies AND help SSP in the Razoo fundraising contest!! Designate your donation for Transport #67 or for a specific litter if you like!

DEADLINE FOR PUPPY FUNDRAISING IS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!




Litter of 3 Chi mix pups

Total needed: $150
Donations: $60
Still Need: $90

Aussie mix pups

Total needed: $300
Donations: $135
Still Need: $165

Litter of 10 Boxer mix pups

Total needed: $500
Donations: $225
Still Need: $275

Litter of 4 St Bernard mix pups

Total needed: $200
Donations: $75
Still Need: $125

Minnie & her 4 pups

Total Needed: $350
Donations: $205
Still Need: $145

Litter of 4 Lab mix pups

Total Needed: $200
Donations: $75
Still Need: $125

Litter of 4 Rottie mix pups

Total Needed: $200
Donations: $75
Still Need: $125

Magdelena & her 5 pups


Total Needed: $400
Donations: $205
Still Need: $195

Litter of 8 Pittie mix pups

Total Needed: $400
Donations: $190
Still Need: $210

Litter of 6 Pittie mix pups

Total Needed: $300
Donations: $45
Still Need: $255

Thanks to all of our supporters for your donations and help!! We can't do it without YOU!!