Please help us support our rescue, our boarding facility, our dogs, our employees and the community we serve.
We understand that we are all navigating through unchartered territory at this time, and many of us are experiencing financial uncertainties. However, if you are in the position to help Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.), we could use your monetary support now more than ever.
When the Covid-19 crisis reached California, C.A.R.L. immediately felt its impact. Our rescue is funded primarily by our boarding facility and kennel located in Santa Paula, CA. Boarders quickly started calling us to cancel their reservations for the Spring Break holiday. Then the next wave of cancellations came in for the Summer boarders. Current boarders came and picked up their pets. With an average of 45 dogs (sometimes a few cats) boarded monthly, C.A.R.L. lost close to $20,000 in revenue for the month of March and $49,000 for the month of April. During the Summer months we bring in closer to $50,000 a month. All of this money helps fund our rescue and kennel.
Our Non-Profit Thrift Store located in Midtown Ventura had to shut its doors since it is not an essentail business. On average, it brings in around $6400 per month, which also goes directly to the rescue.
Sadly, without a stream of income coming in, a very difficult decision had to be made and 6 employees at the boarding facility were let go.
When everything started falling apart, C.A.R.L. rushed to submit the small business loan, only to find out that the money was gone quickly and we were not a recepient. We are looking at many options to try and get us through the next six months to a year, with hopes of things eventually returning to the new normal.
The harsh reality is that Canine Adoption and Rescue League is in a crisis of our own. It is going to take a lot of community support (and a few miracles if we can get them) to keep our heads above water. The organization still has a mortgage to pay, utilities, veterinary care, dog food, payroll, insurance, etc. The list goes on and on.
If you are in the position to donate, please do. We truly appreciate it. GoFundMe Charities will donate $1,000 to the first 300 non-profits who raise a minimum of $1,000 from 10 different donors. We could really use this extra help. Thank you in advance if you are able to donate. To our community and supporters, please stay safe. We know we can get through this with your love and help.