This Versace… He was recently saved by S.T.A.R.T. from a horrible high kill shelter and brought up to a beautiful rescue organziation in Oregon where where he is spoiled, loved and above all respected.
Versace is a special boy and we are sure his forever home is coming soon. Please help me help more dogs like Versace by clicking below and donation to S.T.A.R.T.!
I hope all is well with you. Niko & I are having a good summer, but recently we learned of a situation that as dog lovers, we find very unacceptable and we intend to do something about it. I know you love dogs too, so I hope you will consider joining us in our effort to help save more than 200 dogs this summer.
S.T.A.R.T. is a 501c3 charity that goes into Southern California’s highest kill shelters and pulls out 60, 80 even sometimes close to 100 animals at a time and transports them in a large, converted RV to pre-approved, no-kill shelters and rescue groups in the Pacific Northwest.
Here is a video about the group.
S.T.A.R.T. is doing wonderful work but they have hit an obstacle that unless solved will severely limit the number of dogs they can save this Summer/ Fall.
The truck that S.T.A.R.T. uses does not have sufficient air conditioning to cool a full transport of dogs during the searing summer heat. This leaves S.T.A.R.T. to either send half empty trucks or to rent smaller vans–both options waste precious resources and mean fewer dogs are saved.
I would like to try and help them raise the money to install an air-conditioning unit which would be roughly $5,000.00.
This is a large sum of money but when you consider how many dogs can be saved, the return on investment is enormous; for most rescue groups the average cost of rescuing a dog is between $300 and $600 dollars (I have rescued dogs that have cost me into the thousands). When operating at full capacity, S.T.A.R.T. cost per rescued dog is just $36.00!
Please help me raise the $5,000 needed to install the AC and together we can save hundreds of dog this summer!
To donate using Paypal please click below:
Or… checks can be made to S.T.A.R.T. I am happy to come pick up a check if you are here in L.A. or they can be mailed directly to S.T.A.R.T. with the words “Air Con” in the memo.
PO Box 4792
Please contact me with any questions or if you want to come with me to see off a transport in person.
In rescue there is a saying…
Saving one dog may not change the world, but surely the world will change for that one dog.
Through this donation we have the chance to change the world for hundreds of dogs.