Spent almost $500 on supplies for the rescue animals today 😩 litter, dog food, dry and can cat food, treats, a crate for a new dog coming in tomorrow, a new collar for him. Not even any toys or enrichment items. And this is only for some of the animals in the rescue. Sarama Rescue has grown since we started in 2013. For the first two years we were very low key and only had about five or less animals at a time. Now we have almost 30 in foster homes across three states. We take in special needs animals, death row dogs, friendly street cats from our TNR program and plenty of super friendly, healthy animals too that just had some bad luck and need homes. It’s been a whirlwind and there have been times when we had $40 in the bank account and I don’t know how we were going to make it. But we never gave up and I’m super proud of us all for sticking it out and working hard and building it into what it is today. And we have big dreams and great plans for th future to help even more animals. Big thank you to everyone who has supported the rescue by fostering, donating, sharing posts or words of encouragement. It really makes a difference ❤️
Archives for June 2018
I posted Pepsi before. She was on our siting list for 6 months. And today was the day her family was bringing her to the Burlington County Animal Shelter. And I felt helpless. I knew the shelter was full. They were already scrambling to find room for the dogs they had. And while they wouldn’t euthanize Pepsi right away, her being turned in could mean euthanasia for another dog who was already there to make room for Pepsi. Pepsi needs a few days to warm up to new people and that makes it really hard to find a foster home. She was supposed to come here to my house but I have the same two fosters I had since December. No one is getting adopted so I don’t have room for Pepsi. There is literally no room.
In a last ditch effort we called the daycare/kennel that Pepsi has been going to for years. The lady we spoke with was extremely nice. She has known Peosi for a long time and was so upset she was going to he shelter. She said we could board her there at a rescue rate. Peosi already knows the staff there and gets to play with other dogs. It seemed like a much better option than the shelter we normally do not take dogs to put into boarding but for Peosi this was actually a good option. She warms up to people faster when she’s away from her family and she’s in a place she’s comfortable. A familiar place. So tonight Pepsi officially became a Sarama dog ❤️