Your Donations Save Lives
The end of the financial year is a time that can benefit you as well as the animals that we save.
Where your donations go....
The #MercyMission rescue was a massive undertaking for us this financial year. The only reason we were able to get them the care they needed was because of your donations. Vet bills nearing $20,000 took a toll on our bank account but thanks to our supporters this was minimised due to your donations. You have also seen many other fundraising appeals for help with vet bills (eg Ellie's entropion surgery, Blossom's heart surgery, hip surgery for Brienne just to name a few) and these are crucial because we need your help to keep saving dogs and to treat whatever conditions they may arrive with.
Vet care this financial year has cost us over $133k.
We get hundreds of cases every year where we have foster carers available to take a dog from death row but we need to pay to transport it firstly from the pound to a central location, board it for a minimum of a week to serve quarantine, then pay to transport it yet again to its foster home, whichever state that may be in.
To date this financial year we have spent over $60k on dog transport.
Because we take so many dogs and pups from regional pounds with a high parvovirus risk it is critical for us that we quarantine the dogs before placing them into foster homes. If we were to simply transport a dog from the pound to the foster home and then find that the dog has parvo then it makes it impossible for that foster carer to foster again for up to a year due to parvo living in the soil. Not to mention the risk of spread by people handling the dog and transferring the parvo to their own dog/property. The risk is highest during the parvo incubation period where the dog is asymptomatic. Quarantine is critical and it costs big dollars for us. This is where we need your help so as to reduce the spread of parvovirus.
In March alone this year boarding in Sydney cost us $3591.
--We get no government funding so we literally need your donations so we can continue saving lives.--