Thursday, May 27, 2010

SSP Rescue 81 - A "Skin of the Teeth" Update!!

Update, Thursday, May 27 - We really feared this one was going to end badly. A LOT of you stepped up to help this week, and we really appreciate that, but late last night we still didn't have funds to save them all. HOWEVER, as of this morning - we had JUST ENOUGH for everyone!! So we are delighted to tell you that ALL DOGGIES ON SSP RESCUE 81 ARE SAFE!!

So, as we always say here at SSP - Every dollar really does matter. :) And a sincere thanks to EVERYONE who helped in any way with another successful fundraiser for this lucky group of doggies!! Here is one more look at the precious faces that get a second chance at life, thanks to YOU!!



Red and Ollie




Callista




Dixie




Litter of 4 Aussie/Collie mix puppies




Litter of 6 Shepherd/Hound mix puppies




Litter of 7 Brown Hound mix puppies




Litter of 10 Bluetick Hound mix puppies




Litter of 6 Black Lab mix puppies




Litter of 3 Pittie/Chow mix puppies




We can't save any of them without YOU - thanks 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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gunther's Story - Why Every Rescue Counts!

Gunther's Story - A Very Happy Update



Gunther is one of many dogs that has been helped by the Saving Shelter Pets Transport Committee. He went to rescue a few months ago, as part of Transport #79. His picture tells a sad and sadly common story of life at the end of a short chain. In the picture, poor Gunther’s surroundings look dusty and sparse, yet his eyes look hopeful. It would be easy enough to shrug your shoulders, think that this is just the face of too many animals that all share this type of existence, and then forget. Fortunately for Gunther (and many other pups), the dedicated supporters of Saving Shelter Pets recognize that each of these pictures is of a real dog with real hope for gaining the attention of a compassionate human hand, for even just a minute. And so, this past March, Gunther and the rest of Transport #79 received their funding for rescue and started on a new path!

Despite the limited care and attention he had known, and an understandably timid disposition, Gunther impressed the caregiver at his rescue facility with a special warmth and personality. You can imagine that, despite some anxiety over this new situation, his hope for lasting comfort and security was growing. His caregiver selectively found a family that she thought was a perfect fit for him, and finally Gunther went home!

These days, Gunther is a million miles away from the dismal 24/7 life on a chain that he used to live. His family gives him companionship, training, affection and comfort. He’s learning to sit and heel, going for long walks, and getting regular health care treatments. These are the basic necessities that every dog (and everyone in general) deserves to experience. We’re delighted to see Gunther at home with a good family!


For all the Gunther’s out there that have gotten a second chance at a great life, we’re so happy for you and thankful that you made it. For all those dogs still waiting for your second chance, you’re just a rescue transport away from the happiness you deserve!

A heartfelt thank you to all our family, friends, and dedicated supporters for making animal rescue and rehabilitation a reality!




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, May 14, 2010

SSP Rescue 81 - Spring Fever Transport!!

Update, Wednesday, May 26 - Deadline for funds is TONITE!! PLEASE donate to help these pups!! Every dollar helps save a life, and if everyone gives just a little, together we can do a lot. Let's make this happen for these kids!!

Planning for Saving Shelter Pets Rescue #81 is underway!! Puppy Season is in full swing, and we have yet another group of precious dogs that are homeless in Georgia. They need YOUR help to get a second chance and live a happy life. Please consider making a donation so that we can save them!! On behalf of these doggies, thanks VERY much for your support!!



CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!


Red and Ollie



Red and Ollie are Bassett mix sweeties who have had a very difficult start in life. They came from a dangerous and abusive household in the Atlanta area, where food and water were scarce and they were beaten and tormented. Despite this, they are extremely sweet and loving, and they NEED a place to go!! A very generous rescuer in Georgia has offered to pay for their vetting, and one of our rescues heard their story and will take them in. They just need transport funds. Please help these guys get to the home and the life they deserve!!

Total Needed: $200
Funds Raised: $200
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Callista



Callista is a docile Doxie mix with a heart of gold. Her warm personality is sure to charm any household lucky enough to adopt her. She is eagerly awaiting her chance to get out of Murray Co and make a fresh start in life. She needs your help with funds for her vetting and transport, and she promises to be forever grateful to her sponsors.

Total Needed: $200
Funds Raised: $150
STILL NEED: $50



Dixie



Dixie is a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer mix dog, and she knows that, despite her stunning appearance, too many hounds in the Murray Co shelter are overlooked. SSP is her chance to get out of Georgia!! Please donate for her vetting and transport, and help this precious girl get to the Connecticut rescue that is waiting for her.

Total Needed: $150
Funds Raised: $127
STILL NEED: $23



Litter of 4 Aussie/Collie mix puppies



These fluffy, pudgy kids heard about SSP's rescue operation and they can't wait to be a part of it!! They are signed up for our Puppy Promises program, so they need funds for their vetting & transport plus the all-important spay of their momma dog plus her canine and feline household companions. Won't you donate to help them?

Total Needed: $240
Funds Raised: $175
STILL NEED: $65



Litter of 6 Shepherd/Hound mix puppies



This Puppy Promises litter comes in a wide variety of colors and markings, and all are simply adorable!! Please donate for their vetting and transport (plus spay of their momma and her furry housemates), so they can get out of Georgia and live the good life in a happy forever home.

Total Needed: $300
Funds Raised: $215
STILL NEED: $85



Litter of 7 Brown Hound mix puppies



The pleading faces in these pictures say it all - these homeless kids from our Puppy Promises program know that their fate in Georgia is uncertain at best, and they need SSP's help to find a family to love them. Can you donate to get them out of Georgia and on their way to their rescue? Puppy Promises will also spay their momma, to prevent more unwanted litters.

Total Needed: $350
Funds Raised: $240
STILL NEED: $110


Litter of 10 Bluetick Hound mix puppies



These precious little ones need your help!! They don't understand why no one in Georgia wants them - all they want is a safe and happy home with food, love, and a warm bed to sleep in. That's not too much to ask, right? Please donate for these Puppy Promises pups so they can get on their way to a happy life!!

Total Needed: $500
Funds Raised: $415
STILL NEED: $85


Litter of 6 Black Lab mix puppies



How can you resist those sweet faces? Georgia already has way to many Black Labs, and these kids from our Puppy Promises progam don't stand a chance in a shelter. Let's get them out of Georgia, and into their rescue in New York where Labs are loved and appreciated. They need just $50 each for their ticket to freedom!!

Total Needed: $300
Funds Raised: $300
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Litter of 3 Pittie/Chow mix puppies



Poor Pittie pups!! Of all the dog breeds, they have it the toughest as homeless animals. We have an opportunity to get these little ones out of Georgia AND to spay their momma (a Pit/Chow mix dog) to proactively prevent more unwanted Pittie pups!! Our rescue in NY will find fabulous homes for these little ones, if we can raise the funds to get them there. Please donate for them!!

Total Needed: $180
Funds Raised: $160
STILL NEED: $20



We can't save any of them without YOU - thanks 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.