Because of Covid-19, it's been especially hard for us. Donations are down because the need for help is so GREAT everywhere. For our rescue, 2023 has subjected us to financial challenges and difficulties that have been harder than any other time. Covid 19 was a huge burden in 2020, but to date 2021-2022 combined almost crushed our rescue! We weren't sure we were going to be able to continue! When dogs were shuffled out of shelters and shelters were shut down due to Covid, we scrambled to find places for dogs seeking homes or places to go. But, 2022-2023 has brought a whole series of new challenges. People have been returning to the work force, suffering financial setbacks, the death of family members and currently shelters and partnering rescues are full and actually over capacity. We have over 30 dogs waiting to come into rescue from owner surrenders. The shelters have been needing assistance as well. Our rescue message machine sadly gets approximately 15 calls a day with 10-12 of those calls being a request to surrender dogs into rescue! We are equally overwhelmed by the numbers of dogs needing to be re-homed and many are 18 months old and younger. The number of abandoned and neglected dogs is shocking and we've had many challenges with sick and injured dogs, too. Just in the last 3 months we have 4 extensive orthopedic surgeries on dogs whose ages were 4 months, 5 months, 6 months and 10 months. When dogs are dumped by the side of the road, they often get hit by cars! What troubles my heart the most, are the high euthanasia rates.
We need to raise funds even more than we ever did before to save these animals. In person fundraising events weren't possible during Covid and our presence online including the "Big Day of Giving" platform is existentially vital to our survival as a rescue and to the survival of the animals we help.
Our adoptions have been down because there are so many dogs and not enough good homes so, we been trying to think out of the box and cope with the changes and challenges. But the dogs still need to be fed, vetted, groomed, and transported to and from the vets and from the shelters.
Please join me in supporting a good cause. The money will support Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue and your contribution will make an impact and will be tax-deductible, whether you donate $1 or $5000. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club below.
Established in October 1996, Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc. (Rescue), is a registered non-profit dog club with activities dedicated to rescue. The organization houses the rescued dogs at our no-kill facility on property that is privately owned. We place between 100-150 dogs per year. Our organization is a registered non-profit in the State of California, a Registered 501C(3) Charitable Trust with the IRS and Registered with the Department of Justice. All dogs are restored to health, brought current on vaccines, micro-chipped, has microscopic fecal and heart worm tests. Available dogs for adoption are adopted to pre-qualified homes. Applicants must fill out an application and provide reference. Home studies are done and the new adopter engages into a mutually agreed to contractual agreement. Rescue continues to be a resource for the life of the dog and we have a first-right-of-refusal clause should we need to take a dog back. We are fully insured, licensed with our domicile county of record and have many activities in both rescue and club related events and fundraisers.