Today Sept.24.2008 Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs got it's non profit status EIN 80-0266821. It was an exciting day for us. Prior to that day we were groomers with a small holistic pet store who were rescuing animals ,mostly seniors and disabled ones and using our skills to make them better and live safely with us. After we became a non profit we continued saving paralyzed,seniors,abused , dogs and cats not many rescues would take. We quietly helped animals and were know as the rescue who woud take in the unadoptable ones, that hasn't changed. What has changed is the cost of living and covid.
We have manage to make it through most of this unusual year by saving and planning our finances to get us through the covid year. Unfortunately things like medical , new rescue and less donations change things. Here we are almost at the end of the year, swearing we would not take another rescue . So I get a text of a paralyzed kitten from a shelter we got a few disabled kittens from. We just couldn't take her. We posted her hoping someone or a rescue would take in a paralyzed kitten. We have a few and it's not hard to care for them. Nothing, no interest in her.
Why do we take in these broken animals. Because they deserve to have a chance to live,love,play enjoy hugs and kisses. They don't feel different and figure out how to live with thier disability. They certainly are happy to be alive.
Willy Wonky was lucky. He was a paralyzed kitten but as days went by he started moving his legs,only one leg dragged and prevented the good leg from standing he needs a $1400-$1600 amputation surgery. Hudson a German Shepard puppy we have had for 2 years and cost thousands of dollars for leg amputation and 2 years of water therapy is now at the right age to check his good rear leg and see if all the time and therapy we had done for him was worth it. Will his leg hold up for the rest of his life? Or will he need a very expensive hip replacement. We need to spend $1200 to have a specialist x ray and consult with us about the leg. Our food bill has always been $900 + a month . Let's not forget diapers,peepads,laundry for dogs and cats that have no bladder and bowel control, that's 95% of our rescues.
Being the director of this rescue I am being blunt. Let me say and this is truth , every single vet except for our vet now Dr White has told us to euthanise everyone one of these animals we have.
We didn't listen to them we listen to these animals we rescued and they love being alive.
So even though that little kitten according to most vets should die I decided to ask a very good animal communicator who is loved and respect by many rescuers. She walks the walk and her fur family are rescues. I sent a picture and asked her about this little kitten who has done no harm in the world if she would be ok to die and leave her broken body or would she want to live with her broken body. She said the kitten wanted to live and the kitten wanted her name to be Annabella.
Annabella will die Sunday at the shelter. But today is a special day it is the day in 2008 we got our non profit status and the day I was told Annabella would die Sunday. So today a pull was done by Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs for a little paralyzed kitten. Another vet bill for us but hopefully we can raise the funds to keep going and not have to think are we doing the right thing for ourselves by struggling to keep this special rescue going.
I think Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs deserves to keep going and being that crazy rescue saving broken sentient beings. Join us by being a crazy supporter for those broken ones.