Friday, December 17, 2010

Why We Matter

All animal rescues are important.

Let's get that out of the way first. Spending time, and often our own money, trying to save animals (and speak on their behalf), is doing God's work. There's no doubt about it.

In that respect, it's silly to "rank" the various rescues on some "Importance Scale." But I will say, if there was such a thing, Stewie to the Rescue, would rank extremely high. Why?

We don't only help rescues with their dogs (by providing funding for medical care and training), but, we help pet owners keep their pets.

How are we doing this? We work with the Low Cost Vet Mobile that is stationed outside the Manhattan A.C.C. twice a week and the Brooklyn A.C.C. once a week.  I visited them a few weeks ago. Here is my blog about that visit...

The owner has told me that many times, the people who can't afford his already discounted medical treatment (which is 25 to 35% of a regular vet), end up surrendering their pet to the shelter. Since these pets are sick, surrenders (so the shelter knows no one is going to come looking for them), and at least middle aged (making them harder to place), they are often immediately killed.

So, not only has the pet died, but the owner has lost their companion and family member.

While we take pride in helping rescues keep animals alive, we take special pride in keeping animals alive AND with their family. We are helping people too.

If you have the means, you can donate to us through a link on our homepage. If you are in the NY area, you can donate just by coming to one of our fundraising events. Please join our mailing list, also located on the main page of our website.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Thank you.

Harris Bloom
Founder and President

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