Each year, in early spring, a small group of donors step up to build a fund for the medical care of the dogs. Now, we turn to you. This is where the smaller donations of the many add up to a lot because every dollar raised through the Double the Gold Challenge will be matched by their Fund of Love – doubling the impact of every gift.
We have not seen a situation as dire as this since the great recession. Shelters are overwhelmed with dogs of all ages and health. Unable to surrender dogs to shelters beyond capacity, people are simply abandoning them. Puppy mills are closing as the economy is squeezed, producing an endless stream of dogs with special medical needs. Last year, we took in 400 dogs and supported another 80 in permanent foster; this year, we are pacing 40-50% ahead of that number.
Now – more than ever – your support is needed to capture every penny of the waiting Fund of Love match. No gift is too small. Together, we can get there and ensure that we can still say “yes” to every dog in need. The Double the Gold Challenge is on!
Following are just a few of the hundreds of transformations you will help make possible this year.