Saturday, July 24, 2010

Transport #83 - check out all the cute faces!

Saving Shelter Pets is planning our 83rd transport which leaves in less than a week! We have a lot of dogs who need sponsorship to cover their vetting, spay/neuter, and transport to the Northeast. Please donate a few bucks and/or spread the word to help us get these deserving dogs to safety!

8/9 Update: Thank you to everyone so far for your donations to these puppies! We are very close to our fundraising goal so that we can rescue everyone on the list below. Deadline to raise funds is Tuesday night at midnight (EDT).





FALCO & HEMI



These little guys are brothers, and unfortunately, their owner had to give them up due to financial struggles. :( At only 9 pounds each & barely a year old, the shelter is no place for Falco & Hemi! Please won't you help them avoid the stress of the shelter & instead find their way to cozy new homes in the northeast? Since both dogs are already neutered, they only need $175 sponsorship each.

Total Needed: $350
Funds Raised: $350 (All funds raised--THANK YOU!!)



DOLLY



Dolly is a 15 pound terrier mix at Murray County Animal Control. As we all know, black dogs don't stand a chance in the overcrowded shelters, so this little girl desperately needs our help to make it to her no-kill rescue in the northeast where she will have much better luck finding a forever family

Total Needed: $250
Funds Raised: $250 (fully sponsored - thank you!)



LITTER OF 9 'HEINZ 57' PUPS





We may not know the breed on these puppies, but whatever it is, they sure are cute!! :) The males outnumber the females 6 to 3 and each pup weighs just 5 lbs. How can you possibly resist these tiny little pink puppy faces? Please consider sponsoring a pup for just $50 to help each of them reach safety in the Northeast.

Total Needed: $450
Funds Raised: $450 (All 9 pups safe! Thank you!)




LITTER OF 9 HUSKY MIX PUPS







This litter of 9 pups has quite the mix of adorable faces! Their mom was a husky mix and their father is unknown, which makes for an interesting assortment of colors... with the common feature being those oh-so-cute floppy ears! Each pup needs $50 sponsorship to pay their way to the northeast.

Total Needed: $450
Funds Raised: $450 (all 9 pups sponsored - thank you!)



LITTER OF 4 DOBIE/PEKE PUPPIES




How can you resist these itty-bitty faces? This litter of 4 Pekingese/mini Doberman mixed pups is looking forward to living the luxurious life of spoiled lapdogs in the northeast. They just need a little help with sponsorship to get them on their way...

Total Needed: $240
Funds Raised: $263.50 (all pups safe! thank you!!!)



LITTER OF 3 DOXIE/LAB PUPS




These 3 fluffy pups are part of our Puppy Promises program. Instead of being dumped in the dangerous shelter environment, their owners agreed to hang onto them for a few more weeks to keep them safe until our transport to the northeast. Each puppy needs $75 sponsorship to pay for the costs of their deworming, vaccinations, and transport. In addition, their momma will be spayed by SSP to prevent future litters from facing an uncertain fate.

Total Needed: $225
Funds Raised: $225 (all 3 pups safe!) THANK YOU!! :)



1 CHIHUAHUA MIX PUP



This little chihuahua mix girl is all alone and really wants to make her way to a rescue in the northeast so she can find a family to call her own!

Total Needed: $75
Funds Raised: $75 (fully sponsored - thank you!)



3 TINY PUPS



These 3 little pups weigh in at just 5 pounds each. Unfortunately we do not have photos yet, but they still need sponsorship help to make it to their rescues. There are 2 females & 1 male.

Total Needed: $225
Funds Raised: $225 (fully sponsored - thank you!)



2 REDBONE PUPS



8/3 Update: No longer going on this transport. Keep your fingers crossed for September!
This huge litter of 9 is part of our Puppy Promises program. We have found a rescue to take 2 on our upcoming transport, and we hope to place the remaining 7 in the near future. The 2 pups who are lucky enough to go on our August transport will each need $60 sponsorship to cover their vetting & transport costs.





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, July 21, 2010

Calling all Etsiers! It's that time of year again...

Time to start planning our annual Etsy fundraiser!

Saving Shelter Pets is looking for Etsy
sellers to participate in an upcoming fundraiser August 16th through August 26th (11 days total).

We would like to find a diverse group of stores/sellers willing to donate 20% (or more if you'd like!) of their sales to Saving Shelter Pets, Inc during our 11-day fundraiser in August.

Each year this fundraiser allows us to raise funds for our spay & neuter program, and participating sellers can also expect a significant increase in their store sales during the event!

If you would like to participate in this fund raiser, please email us at info @ savingshelterpets.com [remove spaces].

For more information on Saving Shelter Pets, our rescue efforts, and spay/neuter programs, please visit us on the web at http://www.savingshelterpets.com/

Thank you so much for your time. :)



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.


Pitchfork 2010

Last weekend was our 5th year at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and may have been our most successful so far! Again with a prime location in the shade, stationed between the main concert stages and the beer tent, our booth saw a lot of traffic. Hundreds of festival-goers stopped by to share stories of their rescue pets, talk to us about SSP and our programs, browse through our rescue photos, and check out our new set of animal buttons.

Over the 3-day weekend, with most people donating $1-5 each, we raised a total of $575 in donations... proof again that every $1 makes a difference! :)

In addition to donations, we were also able to recycle over 1,500 plastic cups and bottles through the Recycle Tent at the festival, and in exchange, came away with lots of great incase products for our upcoming online auction in the fall.

Thank you to all our volunteers who enabled us to have a booth again this year! Depending on how many shifts were filled, we will also receive a $500–$1500 donation from Pitchfork in the next few months.... which means we should be able to sponsor another low-cost spay/neuter clinic soon! Yay!




Our new buttons were a hit at the festival! CLICK HERE to order a set!





Bid on these iPhone, Macbook, and iPod cases in our upcoming online auction!





Jillian, Jane, & Jamie staffing the booth! Check out the cool flip-flops...
CLICK HERE
to order a pair.



closeup of the booth -- rescue photo books, brand new brochures for this year, and of course - new buttons!

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, July 1, 2010

Happy update on Transport #82!

We did it! Thank you!!!

A huge thank you to all of our supporters for making this transport happen! All dogs & puppies shown below are fully sponsored, safe, and on their way to preapproved rescues where they will soon find their forever homes!

Whether you are a regular supporter, or donated a buck or two in response to our pleas for help on Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace ... we sincerely appreciate your support & could not have rescued these dogs without you! :)


Doo-Dah



Nikita



Nikita's Puppies



Dodi Mason



Litter of 2 German
Shepherd Mix Puppies




Litter of 3 Lab/Shepherd Mix Puppies



Litter of 6 Black Lab / Cattle Dog Mix Puppies



Litter of 7 Cattle Dog Mix Puppies



Litter of 5 Pitbull Mix Puppies




Litter of 11 Golden Retriever / Aussie Mix Puppies




2 Black Lab / Plott Hound 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.