The Issue: High Euthanasia Rate for Dogs in Shelters
Approximately 60% of the dogs that enter shelters every year are euthanized, according to data from the ASPCA. Due to overcrowding issues, many high-kill shelters only have a small window of time to introduce dogs to the public. After that time, the dogs that remain are put down in order to make room for a new batch of dogs. However, dedicated volunteers across the country are working to rescue dogs from these high-kill shelters and find them permanent, loving homes.
The Campaign: Rescuing Dogs from a High-Kill Shelter
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters. For every $300 raised, the organization can rescue one boxer from a high-kill shelter to prevent it from being euthanized. These donations will also fund the services necessary to prepare the dog for adoption, including food and shelter, a spay or neutering treatment, and vaccinations.
Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida
A group of volunteers founded Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida in 2005 to rescue abandoned, abused, and neglected boxers. The organization takes in dogs from owners who can no longer care for them, as well as from high-kill shelters that would otherwise euthanize the animals due to lack of space. With no physical office, volunteers coordinate with vets and foster families to provide dogs with medical treatments, food, and loving care until they can find their forever home. Coastal Boxer Rescue cares for more than 100 boxers annually, with the number rising each year.
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