Animal Rescue is a rewarding enterprise. Few become involved, but the few who are involved give it their all. Is it enough? Not by a long shot. Rescues are always seeking out donations from outside. How can you help?
♥ Financial Support - No rescue will ever turn down any monetary donation. Rescues are the one who financially provide medical care for all the animals they have in their system and let me tell you, it is pricey. Most rescues require adoption fees, yes. However, these adoption fees do not even begin to cover the costs of fully vetting an animal.
♥ Food - Rescues go through a lot of food per month for their animals. Most rescues take in animals that are malnourished and in need of a premium food to alleviate allergies skin disorders created by existing off a poor quality food. Missing Link is always in need of dry dog food, wet & dry cat food, horse feed and hay.
♥ Litter - Scoopable litter is a priority as multiple litter boxes are a priority.
♥ Foster Care Parents - Have space in your home; have space in your heart? Become a foster parent for a rescue in your area. By being a foster parent of even just one animal, you are freeing up space for one more animal to be taken into that rescue. Just think if you commit along with your friends and family how many animals could be saved? Foster care can be long term or short term.
♥ Towels - Both the cloth and paper variety. Rescues clean. Rescues clean a lot and cleaning supplies such as paper towels and cloth towels are an in demand item. In addition, sheets and blankets are also high in demand and will not be turned away.
♥ Trash Bags & Plastic Bags - I can think of no rescue that does not use these in abundance.
♥ Flea Treatments - Rescues go through flea treatments quickly. Every animal entering into a rescue is flea treated first. And then monthly thereafter for as long as they remain in rescue or foster care. No rescue, not a reputable one anyway, desires an animal to go to their forever home with fleas. PLEASE, NO HARTZ OR SARGENT'S PRODUCTS. We have animals that are allergic.
♥ Dog Houses, Beds & Kennels - No rescue ever has enough pet beds and kennels. If an animal needs to be confined due to an illness then a kennel is necessary. Pet carriers are also high in demand. You can find these at yard sales and flea markets. Sometimes, they just need a little cleaning. Bedding, shavings and hay are necessary as well.
♥ Toys & Treats - Some animals come into rescue from horrendous situations and need to be socialized. Some of the best ways to accomplish this is through play, trust & treats. Pet friendly dog, cat & horse toys are always welcome along with dog & cat treats, apples, carrots & horse treats.
♥ Wading Pools, All Sizes - We use these pools both for watering multiple animals and also for the dogs to play in when it's hot.