Calling All Animal Lovers - SOS

I understand that this blog is geared towards home interior inspiration, and also that I haven't been doing my "job" and keeping this blog up to date, and also for posting two days in a row! BUT I have an URGENT plea that I need your help with. Here is an explanation...

About a year ago, I started volunteering my time with a shelter in a poor, rural county in South Carolina. There is a rescue group who "won" the contract to take over and run the county shelter in Marion, SC. I first started by offering my services to "overnight" the animals who leave the shelter weekly, and go on an adventure (transport) up the East Coast to their fur ever homes or rescues. What a truly rewarding experience it was! Getting to "love" on puppies for a night (cuddle them, spoil them rotten) and them send them on their way the next morning, knowing that they are FINALLY free is a feeling to treasure! But, a bad case of fleas meant that I had to take some time off from opening my home to these beauties.

Feeling guilty as can be, I decided that I would offer my services by stepping up to be a transport coordinator - the team who makes it all happen in getting those pups out of the shelter, in the drivers cars, into the overnight homes, and back on their ways to the rescues. An extremely time consuming, demanding volunteer job.

Everything was going smoothly until some "bad blood" decided to make, what will prove to be their most fatal mistake, a choice to turn their backs on the animals over some personal issues. Someone decided it would be a nice "gesture" to provide the county with some falsified documents, and therefore, we've recently learned that the county has made the decision to pull their funding for this shelter, and now there is NO money. This means the inevitable will happen - hundreds of dogs and cats will face ultimate death. The funding is so low the shelter can't pay it's employees, and the threat of having to halt heartworm treatment approaches.

I urge, no, beg you to please, look into your hearts and help this little shelter that could out. Here is the link (Paws to the Rescue at Marion County Animal Shelter) to read up on this shelter and the wonderful cause that has taken over it's operation - the rescue that I have poured my heart into for the last year of my life. Here are just a few of the precious faces that need our help...

If you can't spare your extra change, then maybe you could spare your time? We are always looking for volunteers to drive transport (starting in South Carolina going through NC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, PA, NY, CT, MA, and ME), we need help in almost every facet, from grant writers, to transport coordinators, to fundraisers, to donated goods.

We have a general pledge account set up if you are gracious enough to donate funds, through Pledgie.com. Paws to the Rescue (PttR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so all contributions are tax deductible. If you are willing/able to rescue or adopt, please consider email adoptpttr@gmail.com and fill out an application. If you know of good rescues who are able to pull the animals, please, send them our way.

If you want to drive for our transport, or volunteer to become a transport coordinator, please, email kkolbeck96@gmail.com.

Again, I am begging my blogging community for help! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to read this post, and I pray that we can find the help that we so desperately need to get this shelter back on it's feet so that we can continue to save the lives of thousands of helpless animals.

Will you be the one to make the difference in the lives of these animals? Will you help?

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  1. this just breaks my heart! what a wonderful thing that this rescue was doing and so sad that things got mismanaged. i am going to go donate and i will repost your post to hopefully get some other donations/help. thank you for the work that you do!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

    1. Hi Jackie! If I could only let you in on what really happened, you'd be saddened even more! But, this little shelter that could will rise above and move forward and with the support of animal lovers such as yourself, I'm sure they will thrive! Thank you so much for your support and if you could re-post, that would be amazing!!! Truly appreciated!


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