Urgent need: Rachel
100% of your contribution will go towards medical care for Rachel and other animals in our care like Rachel.
Right now, the Animal Shelter Industry is seeing a massive increase in animal abandonment, stray animals, and overcrowding in shelters. As a group of both former and current shelter professionals, we know how important it is for small rescues like ours to be able to pull high-risk animals out and to lessen the burden on shelters. Consider supporting your local shelter and rescues as well!
Rachel came to Underdog from a shelter in Eastern Washington after she had been abandoned in her home when her owner moved out, leaving her and 3 of her dog siblings behind. It was clear from her condition that she hadn't been cared for for quite some time. She was covered in matted fur, large infected sores, and broken teeth. Most worryingly was the fact that she has an old injury to her hind leg. Coupled with being a senior golden retriever, Rachel has regular senior medical care that she needs to ensure she has happy and comfy years ahead.
Despite everything that she has been through, Rachel is the sweetest girl you could ever hope to meet. Right now we are working on her weight loss journey to help take some of the weight off that injured leg, and pursuing pain management. Her skin is healing beautifully, and her happy-go-lucky, Golden personality is shining through.
We're seeking donations to help with her ongoing medical care as this girl learns what it means to be taken care of again. Can you help us support her in her golden years?
Want to donate? Use the button below to contribute to Rachel's recovery.
UPDATE: Rachel has been adopted!! Luckily, Rachel found a loving home undaunted by her ongoing needs. Not every animal is so lucky! Consider donating to help fund our next special needs animal!
THIS IS MELLOW
Thanks to monetary donations,
Mellow was rescued from a life in a garage with nasty skin infections. She has been adopted by a loving family who provides her with the love and vet care she deserves!
How we use your donations:
Underdog is fully volunteer based, and relies completely on donations from the public.
100% of donation proceeds go towards medical bills, food and foster supplies, and resources to keep animals with their families, not on administrative bloat, advertising, and other large overheads that distract from the animals in our care.
Our largest expense by far is medical bills. It's no secret that animal care has become almost a luxury these days, but we're still committed to ensuring all of our animals get the care they deserve.
Any amount makes a huge difference. If you can spare a few dollars now, or want to become a regular donor, use the "donate money" button below. This goes directly to our Square site, which allows us to quickly put your funds to use.
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Underdog is a registered 501c3 nonprofit at the federal and state level. Documentation for tax write offs available upon request.
Interested in helping fund our physical location or make larger capital contributions? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate. Thank you for thinking of us!
Underdog Spotlight: End of 2022 Reflections
As we rapidly approach the end of 2022, it's important we stop and reflect on the good we were able to accomplish this year, and our hopes for the next.
Underdog Pet Rescue and Rehab is a small, private rescue group doing the best we can with what little we have. But despite being a small org that started at the peak of COVID-19, we've hit some pretty big milestones!:
-A 200% increase in the number of unaltered animals we were able to support
-The ability to take on new, more intense medical cases
-3 new vet partnerships
-3 new shelter partnerships
-A 175% increase in our foster program volume
-Our first neonate kitten cases
-Countless hours of unpaid behavioral support to animals we didn't even intake
-An increase from 2021 in the number of adoptions of animals into forever homes!
These images are just a few of the new animals we were able to help in 2022, including 2 major medical dog cases, 1 senior dog, 1 behavioral long term foster, neonate kittens, pregnant moms, and more!
How you can help:
As we move into 2023, we're looking for ways to support the animals in our community who need us even more. Our biggest 2023 goals are:
To increase the number of dogs we intake
To acquire and develop a physical location to build into a community resource, not a shelter! While we plan to do some temporary animal housing, the ultimate goal has been and always will be to make animals feel prepared for life in a home, not a shelter.
Develop community programs. We have hopes to implement adoption events, behavioral consultation, microchipping and vaccine clinics, and more!
And though it sounds crass, the best way you can support us, as always, is by monetary donations. Your money will always go directly to animal care, not to staff or admin. Consider a larger gift to help us reach these 2023 resolutions!