Sunday, February 22, 2009

SORRY, BUT WE'RE STILL BEING BAD

Hey Hounders,

'Tis I, Shelby Belle, a.k.a. The Puppy From Hell. I want to welcome y'all to the second installment in the very first Bumpass Hounds Begathon on behalf of the Almost Heaven golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. You check-in with us for adventures and entertainment and what do you get; an appeal for financial support. Heck, we're getting to be as bad as PBS on Saturday night; ya tune in to watch British Comedies and they're running a Doo Wop musical variety show with a phone bank of volunteers ready to take your call. Well, we don't got no bank of volunteers, it's just the 12 of us being bad and begging. Here's the situation that Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip find themselves in up at AHGRR: "First of all - THANK YOU - to everyone who has adopted, fostered, transported, advertised, collected donations, check references, and donated to us. We could not save these lives without you - you are the heart and soul of Almost Heaven. The economy has been playing havoc here - as it has at most every other rescue and shelter. The incoming dogs and requests to take homeless dogs are at times overwhelming. And, some of the dogs we are getting in are very ill, need surgery, and will be with us for long term recuperation periods. (And, all of this is happening during our slowest time of the year for adoptions.)




We have a few immediate needs, and some ideas for the future for ways to keep us afloat in these hard times. In our immediate future, we have a couple of needs to be addressed. The air conditioner in our smaller kennel house has died. As it is "built in", we will need to replace it with one of the identical dimensions - or hire a carpenter to help install it. We think getting an identical one is easier - particularly here in WV. The air conditioner will cost somewhere around $250. Donations toward this cause are appreciated.

We desperately need to replace our broken generators. During the coldest day of the year so far, our electric went down for over 12 hours. It was a totally miserable - and dangerous situation. We have been using small portable ones to keep the individual kennels with power, but we have the capability (wiring is already installed) to attach a large commercial unit to our system. As bad as the cold can be, I really fear going into summer without generators as heat and no air circulation in our kennels can be deadly - and here in the mountains, we have frequent power outages. If we elect to go with individual generators for the kennels, the cost would be approximately $500 - $600 for each generator - minimum of $1,200 to protect both kennels. A commercial system would probably cost in excess of $4,000 - - - - - which is NOT in our budget at this time. "

http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/doglist.html Remember, Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and operates solely on donations from kind hearted souls such as yourself. All donations are 100% tax deductible so ya can give it to AHGRR sted of giving it to Uncle Sam. Any little bit will help. Please make a donation at:http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/ And if'n ya can't be given money in these hard times then hows 'bout at least a little thought or prayer for this little guy to make it through this manure impediment. We'd all precite it. Thank'n ya kindly for tak'n the time to read our Begathon plea. If you can spare a few extra dollars, we would deeply appreciate it. Donations can be made via paypal donation buttons on our website over in the right margin (you can use your credit card here, or your checking account), or can be mailed to:

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
P.O. Drawer D
Delray, WV 26714

"It's better to do a little to help than to do nothing at all."- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

2 comments:

SGR said...

Woof! Thanks for my friend. Your organization is great and will keep you guys in mind & prayers. I will also pass it along with my other friends. Just this weekend ... I meet some golden rescues from As Good As Gold. We have to continue to spread the word that there are lots of dogs in need of good home. Woof! Sugar

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wonder why we have you on our blog list but your site doesn't appear with the updates. If we don't check, we don't know you posted. This is weird.

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