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It's that time of year again! We are organizing our 4th annual fundraiser for Miniature Schnauzers and Friends Rescue, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dog rescue organization in Los Angeles County. Miniature Schnauzers and Friends rescue is a small group of rescuers who have been actively rescuing animals in their community for over a decade. If you go to Miniature Schnauzers and Friends website, you will find MANY dogs in need of homes. Most dogs from Miniature Schnauzers and Friends are rescued from high kill shelters in Southern California.
Since Miniature Schnauzers and Friends (MSFR) is a nonprofit organization, they rely on donations in order to cover all of the necessary expenses required to care for the rescue dogs. Such expenses include:
- Spay/Neuter: $85-130 (varies with size of dog).
- Cost to Bail from Shelter: $35-150.
- Shots: $15-30.
- Deworming: $10-20 (varies with size of dog).
- Flea Control: $10.
- Vet Examine: $30
- Collar and ID-Tag: $6.
- Grooming: $0-45.
- Food: $35-50/month.
- Special medical care (many of our dogs require extensive medical attention such as dentals, tumor removals, surgeries, broken bone repairs, etc.).
- Boarding a dog: $20-35/day.
- Special training needs: $100+.
- Phone bill: $30/month.
- Monthly Advertisements: $35/month.
- Other basic cost include leashes, toys, bedding, treats, crates, pee-wee pads.
Now, in order to have an auction fundraiser, we need items for participants to bid on. Here is how YOU can help us make this an extremely successful fundraiser for MSFR. If you own a business, pet related (or not), you can donate something from your business. Not only is this an opportunity for you to help out a good cause, but it is also an excellent way to promote your business. Even if you do not own your own business but would still like to help out, you can donate an item that you think would receive a lot of bids. Items that we are looking for (but are not limited to) include: clothes, jewelry, books, gift baskets, pet related items, schnauzer themed items, and the list can go on and on. Please make note: this is a national online auction, so all items will either have to be mailed directly to the winner after the auction is over, or mailed to the fundraiser's organizer. (Dasher's Window to Wellness). Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations that are limited to a specific region because fundraiser participants will be from all over the country.
If you are interested in helping us out, please EMAIL Shannon (Dasher's Window Owner/Founder). We would like to have all items by May 31, 2013.
Dasher's Window to Wellness thanks you for your generosity as do all of the rescue dogs at Miniature Schnauzers and Friends rescue.
Dasher's Window to Wellness Founder/Owner