Saturday, May 30, 2009

Transport #70 -- puppies galore!!

Update, Wed, June 10, 11:30pm - WE HAVE A LAST-MINUTE DONATION CHALLENGE!! One of our best supporters has offered to match each dollar of the next $500 donated, which gets us VERY close to our fundraising goal!!

With YOUR help - WE CAN STILL DO THIS!!

We'll extend the deadline until NOON THURSDAY for this very special matching funds challenge!! Double your donation!! Every dollar of the next $500 donated counts as two. So PLEASE help us help these pups!!



Well, puppy season is officially upon us! We have had 65 puppies sign up for our Puppy Promises program in the last few weeks. We are swimming in pups and really hoping to get them all to their rescues in the Northeast next week! We know money is tight for everyone right now, but these puppies really need our help....please take a look at their pics below and any bit of help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!! :)

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Litter of 2 Dachshund Pups
This itty-bitty litter of 2 was too young to travel on our last transport, but they're ready to travel now on Transport #70. All they need is a little sponsorship to help them reach their new rescue!

Funds needed: $100
Raised so far: $100
FULLY FUNDED!!



Litter of 5 Redbone Coonhound Mix Pups
These cuties were signed up for our Puppy Promises program, so instead of an uncertain fate at the local shelter, these little guys will be heading to the Northeast to find their new forever homes! Each pup just needs $50 to cover their vetting & travel expenses. (1 pup already sponsored through our Spring online auction -- thank you!!)

Funds needed: $250
Raised so far: $135
STILL NEED: $115



Litter of 5 Lab Mix Pups
These puppies are also part of our Puppy Promises program. Each pup just needs $50 to cover their vetting & travel expenses.

Funds needed: $250
Raised so far: $250
FULLY FUNDED!!



Litter of 2 Beagle Pups
These 3-month-old boys, "Luke" and "Quinn", are also part of our Puppy Promises program.

Funds needed: $100
Raised so far: $100
FULLY FUNDED!!




Litter of 6 Black & Tan Hound Mix Pups
These Puppy Promises kids each need $50 to cover their vetting & travel expenses. Please help these cuties on their journey to their new rescue!

Funds needed: $300
Raised so far: $150
STILL NEED: $150




Litter of 3 Bandana Pups
How adorable are these little pups in their fancy red bandanas? :) Won't you please help them find their way to their new forever homes in the Northeast?

Funds needed: $150
Raised so far: $75
STILL NEED: $75




Litter of 8 Black & Tan Mix Pups
These chubby little cuties would love to travel to the Northeast on Transport #70 so they can find their forever homes!

Funds needed: $400
Raised so far: $210
STILL NEED: $190





Litter of 8 GSD Mix Pups

Funds needed: $400
Raised so far: $200
STILL NEED: $200



Litter of 5 Pups

Funds needed: $250
Raised so far: $115
STILL NEED: $135




Dante
Poor Dante had to go through treatment for Heartworm, but he's all better now and has a rescue waiting for him! He needs $200 to cover his vetting and expenses for the trip.

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $95
STILL NEED: $105




Litter of 8 Lab/Hound/Terrier Pups

Funds needed: $400
Raised so far: $225
STILL NEED: $175



Litter of 9 Hound/Lab Mix Pups

Funds needed: $450
Raised so far: $255
STILL NEED: $195






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, May 14, 2009

Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago -- help SSP & get in for free!

Do you love indie music? Would you like to attend the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago for free and help animals at the same time? All you have to do is sign up for a 6-hour shift for the festival and you will get a free day pass to the festival! 3-day passes have already sold out, so do not miss out on this great opportunity to see some amazing bands!

Available Shifts for July 17-19, 2009:
Friday 4pm-10pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Saturday 4pm-10pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Sunday 4pm-10pm

Volunteers that work the Friday shift can come back to the festival either Saturday or Sunday. Saturday and Sunday AM volunteers are welcome to stay after they complete their shift. Saturday PM volunteers are welcome on Sunday. Sunday PM shift can attend the festival anytime Friday, Saturday or Sunday before their shift.

If you would like to volunteer, please email info@savingshelterpets.com with the following info:
1) your first and last name
2) shift(s) you would like to work
3) t-shirt size (small through xx-large)

NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to volunteer.

The more volunteers our organization recruits for the festival, the more money we will receive from Pitchfork!!

We look forward to seeing you at the festival! :)


Bands include:
The Flaming Lips
Tortoise
Yo La Tengo
Built to Spill
The National
....and more!

Check out the Pitchfork Music Festival website for more info!



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.


SSP Transport #69 - All Doggies Are SAFE!! THANK YOU!!

Transport #69 fundraiser update, May 14 - ALL DOGGIES ARE SAFE!!

Well, it came right down to the wire, and at the end we were still a little bit short, but we know everyone is as broke as we are right now - so we've declared it "close enough"!!

A big BIG thanks to everyone who dug deep into their hearts (and their wallets!) and made this another successful fundraiser for the animals!!

And to everyone who donated, cross-posted, told friends, and wished for good karma - YOU are the reason these dogs get a second chance at a good life!! SSP supporters are AWESOME!! :)

Please take another look at the lives we saved together in this transport effort...


Charlie


This fluffy little Chow mix just craves attention and cuddling - he actually cries sometimes when you talk to him! He needs to be in a loving home, not sitting all alone in a shelter.


Sam


Alert eyes, wagging tail, HUGE paws - yep, it's a Lab pup!! All Sam wants is someone to love. Please help Sam get to rescue so he can find a Lab family to take him home and love him, and so he can adore them forever.


Reggie


This sweetie lost his first home because his family didn't feel like taking care of his skin condition. The vet says it's nothing more than allergies, and he just needs a second chance. With your help, we can do that!


Willow

(we never did get a picture of this little diva!!)

Willow is camera shy so we don't yet have a picture of her - but we're told she is an adorable little Shar Pei princess!! And a shelter is NO place for a princess. Let's get her north to find a family she can reign over and call her own!



Nero


Look at those eyes and that sad hound face - need we say any more! This poor boy clearly wants to get out of that cage and into a home with a family that loves him. How can we turn him down?


Oliver


Attention Doxie lovers!! Oliver is a pure-bred Doxie, and will surely be adopted in a flash from a rescue the Northeast - we just need the funds to get him there. Can you help?


Mojo


This lovable little guy is a JRT mix - and he's going stir crazy in the shelter. Let's get him out of there and into a home that will give him plenty of space to run and jump and play!!


Blue Heeler Pups, litter of 3


These three fuzzy kids are Puppy Promises puppies, looking for funds for their big trip north. They heard that families in the Northeast will love them and take care of them, and they know that nobody in Georgia wants them. Please donate so they can travel on this next transport.


Pittie pups, litter of 10


What's cuter than a wheelba
rrow full of Pittie puppies? Not much!! SSP has two rescues that will take care of these kids from Puppy Promises. Many Pitties never stand a chance in Georgia or anywhere else, so please help us get these little ones on their way to a better life.



Ridgeback pups, litter of 7


These guys certainly look like a big tub full of cuteness and fun! It's not their fault that their family can't take care of them and doesn't want them. But, with your help, we can get them into loving homes to call their very own.


Ridgeback pups, litter of 3


Yes, it's another litter of Ridgeback pups! These fuzzy kids are waiting patiently and dreaming of traveling north, to find loving homes and families of their own. Will you help SSP make their dreams come true?


SSP extends a sincere thanks to you for your donations and 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.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SSP Transport #69 - FINAL 6 HOURS TO RAISE FUNDS!!

Update, May 13 - DEADLINE is TONIGHT!! We MUST raise the funds to save these adorable dogs, and it's REALLY getting down to the wire!!

We're SOOOO close!!! Can you spare just a little to help us meet our fundraising goal?

We are broke (like everyone else these days), and we do NOT have the money to cover the bills for these dogs. This fundraiser is critical to SSP!! PLEASE help us help them, and so that we may continue to rescue more in the future. Donations of any size are welcome - every little bit helps!!

SSP Transport #69 is gearing up to head north!! We have a few shelter dogs from Georgia that need funds to cover their vetting, S/N surgery, and transport costs to get to their rescue in the Northeast. And of course it wouldn't be an SSP transport without a few litters of adorable Puppy Promises puppies! These kids need vetting and transport funds too, and part of the money raised for them is used to spay their mother and sterilize any other unaltered pets in the family household!! Yay!!

Here are the candidates that need funds to get out of Georgia and on their way to a new life. Won't you please make a donation to help them? Any amount helps. Thanks as always for your support!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!

Charlie


This fluffy little Chow mix just craves attention and cuddling - he actually cries sometimes when you talk to him! He needs to be in a loving home, not sitting all alone in a shelter.

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $165
STILL NEED: $35


Sam


Alert eyes, wagging tail, HUGE paws - yep, it's a Lab pup!! All Sam wants is someone to love. Please help Sam get to rescue so he can find a Lab family to take him home and love him, so he can adore them forever.

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $175
STILL NEED: $25


Reggie


This sweetie lost his first home because his family didn't feel like taking care of his skin condition. The vet says it's nothing more than allergies, and he just needs a second chance. With your help, we can do that!

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $150
STILL NEED: $50


Willow

Willow is camera shy so we don't yet have a picture of her - but we're told she is an adorable little Shar Pei princess!! And a shelter is NO place for a princess. Let's get her north to find a family she can reign over and call her own!

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $155
STILL NEED: $45


Nero


Look at those eyes and that sad hound face - need we say any more! This poor boy clearly wants to get out of that cage and into a home with a family that loves him. How can we turn him down?

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $155
STILL NEED: $45


Oliver


Attention Doxie lovers!! Oliver is a pure-bred Doxie, and will surely be adopted in a flash from a rescue the Northeast - we just need the funds to get him there. Can you help?

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $160
STILL NEED: $40


Mojo


This lovable little guy is a JRT mix - and he's going stir crazy in the shelter. Let's get him out of there and into a home that will give him plenty of space to run and jump and play!!

Funds needed: $200
Raised so far: $155
STILL NEED: $45


Blue Heeler Pups, litter of 3


These three fuzzy kids are Puppy Promises puppies, looking for funds for their big trip north. They heard that families in the Northeast will love them and take care of them, and they know that nobody in Georgia wants them. Please donate so they can travel on this next transport.

Funds needed: $150
Raised so far: $75
STILL NEED: $75


Pittie pups, litter of 10


What's cuter than a wheelbarrow full of Pittie puppies? Not much!! SSP has two rescues that will take care of these kids from Puppy Promises. Many Pitties never stand a chance in Georgia or anywhere else, so please help us get these little ones on their way to a better life.

Funds needed: $500
Raised so far: $275
STILL NEED: $225


Ridgeback pups, litter of 7


These guys certainly look like a big tub full of cuteness and fun! It's not their fault that their family can't take care of them and doesn't want them. But, with your help, we can get them into loving homes to call their very own.

Funds needed: $350
Raised so far: $240
STILL NEED: $110


Ridgeback pups, litter of 3


Yes, it's another litter of Ridgeback pups! These fuzzy kids are waiting patiently and dreaming of traveling north, to find loving homes and families of their own. Will you help SSP make their dreams come true?

Funds needed: $150
Raised so far: $105
STILL NEED: $45



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.