From Our Executive Director, Jeannine Culbertson
What a couple of months! First and foremost, for those impacted by hurricanes, fires and/or floods, our hearts are with you. The safety of you, your family and your pets is so important to us. Here are a few things we are and will continue to do:
- We will assist with coordinating temporary homes for dogs for those displaced.
- Are are contacting shelters and rescues, and stand ready to assist at-risk Boykin Spaniels that need us.
- We have redirected our Fall dog food donation to Texas. If you are in need of food, please contact us.
- Our Junior Volunteers are collecting gift cards for our Boykin community families in need (more information below).
BSR has had an incredibly busy year. Year-to-date we have taken in 50 dogs. This is more than we took in ALL of 2016. Of the dogs we have taken in, 50% require spay/neuter and approximately 30% are heartworm positive. Sadly, five of our PFC dogs have crossed the Rainbow Bridge- they are dearly missed. We have added five new PFC dogs to our Program, with a total of 19 currently in PFC care.
We have also been busy with all kinds of events and fundraising activities! There is more information and photos included in this newsletter, however I would be remiss if I didn't put a huge THANK YOU out to Chevis Haynie, Jane Durieux and Alyson Brown for the Boykin Bash! The hours and effort put forth by these folks was incredible, and a fun time was had by ALL!
As we begin to wind down the year, I want to thank all of you!
To our volunteers: We have had a huge number of intakes, and I have called upon you time and again. We can never say it enough-- we have the BEST VOLUNTEERS anywhere! You never let the dogs down. Thank you!
To our donors: You make what we do possible. It is as simple as that. To those who provide monthly donations, employee matching, rise to the call, and are there when we ask....thank you will never be enough.
Enjoy the newsletter! LOTS happening. And more fun and heartwarming stories to come!
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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
The 2nd Annual Boykin Bash was a SMASH HIT!
Over 150 people, dozens of Brown Dogs, and over $2,000 raised to support BSR!