Our transport on March 5th started off great, with 25 dogs headed to new lives in NY and NJ but unfortunately became very complicated along the way. Literally half way through the journey, the van had a fuel line blow, leaving our transporters and dogs stranded in rural Virginia. A tow truck ride, help from some wonderful people, and several rentals later, the dogs were delivered safely and our transporters made it home. Our van is still in a shop in VA and we incurred many expenses along the way. Please help us cover these unexpected costs, anything raised over our goal will go towards the purchase of a new vehicle: https://www.youcaring.com/friends-of-dekalb-animals-536181
To see photos of all the dogs on our March 5th transport, click on the photo of Bear aka Stevie Wonder below!
Since we have not been running our transports as usual while trying to raise funds for a new transport vehicle, we have worked to save several pups by using an alternate transport company. They charge more so its not something we can do on a regular basis but we were able to rescue and transport several dogs that could otherwise have suffered a much different fate. Click the photo below to see all of the dogs that were rescued by FODA between September and December of 2015. Thank you for your continued support and we are hoping to be up and running again in March of 2016!
Since July of 2010, Friends of DeKalb Animals has rescued, vetted and transported over 3000 animals to safety with our pre-approved rescue partners in the northeast. This would never have been possible without a reliable transport vehicle large enough to transport at least 30 companion animals on each transport. Our most recent transport vehicle (pictured below) is no longer reliable for these long haul trips. We are currently working to repair a diesel Sprinter van that we used in the past just to get moving again in February but it is not large enough for our needs. We priced a new vehicle specifically built for what we do and it was $210,000!!! While that would be wonderful, we are not able to live with how many animals we could save with that amount of money, and how many would die while we work to raise it. We are working to raise the funds to purchase a gently used, 2012 or newer diesel shuttle or bus type vehicle with sufficient heat and air conditioning and hopefully a back up generator. We are working to raise $75,000 to $100,000 to purchase the vehicle.
Begging is not something that we do well or easily! We don’t believe in dragging out sob stories that pull at the heartstrings of animal lovers to get donations. Our supporters have always come through for us because they know we do what we say, and we do it on a shoestring. We want to continue saving the lives of as many animals as possible and simply ask that you consider a one time or recurring donation to help us reach our goal. Dontations can be made by visiting: http://friendsofdekalbanimals.org/how-to-donate/
FODA would also like to thank you in advance for every dollar you have donated or raised to help us continue our lifesaving mission for animals in metro Atlanta!
Reminder- just a few days left in 2015 to make a tax deductible donation to FODA. We are working on getting a van back on the road & searching for a new transport vehicle so we can keep saving lives in 2016. We appreciate your support!
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