How much is the value of a life? In rescue, that is an all encompassing question. Not only it about the lives that we try to save, but it is also the life that is given up by the rescuers.
Being a non-profit organization, and we are truly non-profit, we give of our time, our own resources, a room and a yard, and many, many tears. To us the cost of that one little life we save is invaluable. We give and give until we, ourselves, have nothing left. So what can we do? We have got to ask, beg even, our local communities to help us out.
Currently we are saving 41 dogs. We have at least 3 more litters of puppies that we are trying to help rescue. We have at least two pregnant females, at this moment about to give birth. After these 2 litters are born, we’ll need at least 6 weeks before we can separate pups from their mothers. We’ll need to get the mothers spayed, and then either send puppies away to other, already overcrowded, facilities or pay to have them transported out of state. We have a waiting list of dogs and puppies also. All of which we’ll need to get vetted or, again, pay to transport them out of state.
I know you are asking yourselves, “well aren’t you charging an adoption fee?” why yes! Yes we charge an adoption fee. That adoption fee generally allows us to pay a vet bill. Remember we give shots, we spay/neuter, we feed, all these dogs/puppies. Can you do that for $100? No, you can’t. Can you do it for $150, still no! What do we do? Can we raise an adoption fee even higher? $225, $300. Unfortunately this isn’t a “BIG CITY”, we don’t have that luxury. Sure, there are times where we ask more for a dog, but that is few and far between, purebred dogs aren’t dropping in our laps...
We have almost 1600 people on our Facebook page; can we get $5 donated by every one of you? $5 for a life? Go to Starbucks, that’s generally a small coffee. 2 egg McMuffins? Would give $5 a month to save that life?
We are servicing McDonald County, mostly, northwest Arkansas, Bentonville, Bella Vista, etc. We are in desperate need of money. Our funds are almost gone. We literally have enough funds to last a couple weeks. We’ll gladly show you the books. No one here is making a dime, we are all volunteers. Once the funds are gone, we will not be able to help out these communities. We’re too small and new to get grants, but we are trying to get them as quickly as we can. We will only survive if you, our Huckleberry Nation helps.