My name is Joel Thompson. I got to know them when Gina Chapman rescued a mini poodle. We adopted Scottie over two years ago. Donna Rogers a dog trainer has given him the right title “Love Bug”.
I am writing to you in hopes that you may be able to help the Chapman's Dachshund Rescue or know some others that may be able to help them. Their rescue is on a small farm south of York,SC. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/chapmansdox/
They have devoted their lives to this rescue effort.
On September 20, 2018 The Chapman’s suffered a devastating fire of their rescue kennel. They were able to save forty three of the fifty one dogs they had at the rescue. This has been a tremendous setback for them. They have devoted their lives to rescuing dogs, mainly dachshunds.
(see picture of burned rescue)
I know this is sad 😢 on the other hand I’m sick of the reminder and glad it is going away. We are finally getting started with demo and we have a plan to rebuild, Thank you everyone for your support and donations. This has been an emotional time for all of us. Things have changed with how the building permits can be done, since the old kennel was grandfathered in...We now have to have a commercial contractor. We have a commercial contractor and engineer coming tomorrow to start the architectural plans for the foundation. We have already ordered a steel building from Olympia steel buildings that is 27’ by 84’. We may install the slab and erect the building and have to re assess our financial situation at that point and stop I’m kind of playing by ear since we were under insured by 90 percent. Insurance paid us about 10 percent of the worth of the building in the commercial policy.
( See picture of Daisy with big Brother) Even after fire they continue their rescue work.
Daisy went to her forever home on Monday and her new big brother said he just wants to lay with Daisy all day and cancel school.
I know you have many worthy causes that you are considering. I hope that you can give the Chapman’s some help or know of anyone else that could offer some help.