Transporting the dogs is not an easy undertaking. In addition to many, many man (and woman) hours, SFCA must raise a minimum of $32,000 annually to transport the rescue dogs. SFCA rescues dogs, but does not do adoptions - meaning there are not adoption fees received to off-set the medical, boarding and transport costs. SFCA is supported by private donations only.
We need the help of Foundations and indivuals to donate to operate. Transporting animals is critical yet not popular. To operate we must get donations from people that are reading this like yourself. Any amount you can afford to donate we will be grateful for so please do not think your donation is too little or has to be a certain amount.
Here is a list of the costs associated with shipping dogs:
Our costs to ship dogs from DFW Airport on American Airlines to receiving airports:
25 small dogs per month ($3,100); 25 medium-sized dogs per month ($4,400);
40 large-sized dogs per month ($7,560)
Average shipping per month total of $15,606 per month for 5 months = $75,300
Boarding is critical due to saving the dogs out of the shelters or streets as quickly as possible. We pull from kill shelters where each dog's time is often up quickly. Shelters are always full and space is limited. In order to save the dogs' lives, we have to rescue them and board each week. We also board at a location convenient for volunteers to pick up.
Shelter dogs are susceptible to upper respiratory infections, kennel cough, and other illnesses that we must treat. For dogs pulled from the street, we must pay full medical costs.
75 dogs per month, 3 days a week, for 7 months = $15,750
Medical costs: Annual average is $20,000
(these include shots, tests and health certificates and for treating upper respiratory infections, kennel cough, heartworm, mange, illnesses and injuries).
Project total = $111,050
To Donate by check or money order, please make payable and send to:
Society for Companion Animals
619 Woolsey Dr., Dallas, TX 75224
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