Saving Shelter Dogs- Our Idea of Privilege
At Thrive Animal Rescue we consider our ability to save shelter dogs the greatest privilege we know- but with this privilege comes responsibility. Once we have rescued a dog in need, the next step is to ensure that they have all of their medical needs taken care of before being placed into a forever home. This is a particularly costly undertaking when going into areas that have been hit with misfortune. Every year we set a goal to step outside of the San Diego area and help one of the hardest-hit shelter situations we can find. Whether a casualty of natural disaster or grave socioeconomic factors, there are shelters in this country that cannot supply enough food for their dogs, not to mention other necessities like flea medication and spay/neuter programs.
As a non-profit 501(c)3, we rely entirely on donations to keep doing the work we do, and are delighted to have been invited by Ralph Lauren and Charlotte Olympia's South Coast Plaza stores for a fund-raising event to help support our next mission. South Coast Plaza is a major international shopping destination and home to more than 250 boutiques and restaurants. This event, to be held on June 14th, will offer a day of shopping in three of their most prominent designer boutiques, with 10% of all sales donated back to Thrive.
The privilege of being able to save dogs from deplorable situations is something we do not take for granted, and we believe it is our duty to use our resources where they are most needed. Last year we organized a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana to save dogs from shelters overcrowded due to the devastating August floods. In what came to be known as our “Flooded With Love” mission, Thrive Animal Rescue was able to raise enough money to pay for a Wings of Rescue flight which transported 65 dogs back to California.
This year the Humane Society of Imperial County is our intended benefactor. Their big-hearted shelter employees are working tirelessly in an overwhelmingly underfunded shelter situation. Located in El Centro, California, a town with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, they are battling with a larger number of dogs coming in than they can possibly find homes for. This is where Thrive Animal Rescue comes in: In addition to providing them with some basic necessities, we can also ease their burden by pulling dozens of dogs from them in the coming months, provided we have the resources necessary to do so.
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JUNE 14TH from 10:30- 1:00
INVITATION TO FOLLOW!