The Issue: Canine Overpopulation
Four million cats and dogs – about one every eight seconds – are put down in U.S. shelters each year, according to figures provided by the Humane Society of the United States. And just 10% of animals received by shelters has been spayed or neutered, according to statistics from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Spaying and neutering have been proven to prevent animal overpopulation, which in turn reduces the number of animal shelters must euthanize due to a lack of space and resources.
The Campaign: Providing Medical Care for Rescued Boxers
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Northwest Boxer Rescue to spay or neuter, vaccinate, and provide medical care for boxer canines before they are placed in a home. For every $290 raised, the organization can care for one dog.
Northwest Boxer Rescue
Christian and his wife Heather rescued their first boxer in 2006, and then their second a short time later. The love and affection they came to feel for these once-forgotten dogs incited them to help find families for the thousands of similarly affected canines. Thus, Northwest Boxer Rescue was born in November of 2011 as a way to provide shelter, medical care, and, ultimately, a new home for homeless and abandoned boxers. Working in tandem with a committed cadre of volunteers and local veterinarians, the husband-and-wife team rehabilitates the dogs in temporary foster homes – never kennels, cages, or shelters – as a positive step toward finding a permanent home for each animal. Last year alone, Northwest Boxer Rescue managed to take in 415 Boxers, nursing each back to health through medical care and vaccinations, and spaying or neutering them to prevent the birth of future homeless animals. Since being placed in a permanent home, each of these excellent companion dogs have brought love and joy to their new family, and Northwest Boxer Rescue reports on many of these successful matches on their stories page.
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