From the Desk of Jill Freeman, President
It's nearly the end of October already! Where has 2019 gone? We have been so busy with dog intakes. Lots and lots of intakes. And, we have been busier with more events and fundraisers than ever before which is in response to not only the number of intakes but to the number of expensive catastrophic cases we have taken in. 2019 has certainly had BSR hopping!
I have had the chance to spend time with so many of you at events and am so grateful for those opportunities to reconnect; and I know that the Board as well as Jeannine and Lynne feel the same way. We have also met so many people in person for the first time. We are truly very, very lucky to have so many friends supporting Boykin Spaniel Rescue and our mission on behalf of these incredible dogs.
I would like to personally thank the 58 Corporate Sponsors of Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. We are so incredibly grateful that you have chosen Boykin Spaniel Rescue as your good cause. If you haven't had the chance to check out all the amazing businesses that support us, each of them are listed at the bottom of the newsletter. You can click the logo and it will take you to their website and they are also on our homepage. Please, let them know you appreciate them and all they do for BSR when you do business with them.
The Board is also very grateful to our newly seated and formalized Advisory Panels. We have a general advisory panel and a Veterinary Advisory Panel. Some of the best of the best, all generously donating their time and expertise to BSR. Their bios can be found on our website.
To our donors- my sincerest appreciation for always answering the call. Our midyear fundraiser was incredibly successful, raising over $24,000. We can do what we do because you believe in us.
And, to our volunteers. I am constantly amazed at the selflessness of this group of over 450 people. Every dog gets where they need to be. Every dog has a family. Every dog gets great medical care. Every dog is loved. Every, single one. Well done.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather! We are starting to plan for next year, and as you will see, we have a LOT of events already in the works!
Dog Care Update
Intakes: 66 (39 Standard, 21 Long Term Care, 6 Permanent Foster Care)
- Adoptions: 56
- Owner Assists: 2
- Senior for Senior Adoptions: 5
- Average Age at Intake: 5.1 years
- Heartworm Positive: 17 (new intakes are pending results)
- Intact: 28
- Rainbow Bridge: 7
Total Number of "Open" cases as of October 1st: 41
22 Dogs are in our Permanent Foster Care Program
BSR Receives "Platinum Seal of Transparency" from Guidestar as well as "Top Rated" Badge from Great NonProfits!
We are very proud to have received both of these seals. The Guidestar Platinum Seal is obtained when a nonprofit submits all the information required including financials, strategies and metrics. Many donors, grantors and funders look to Guidestar when making choices as to their good causes.
We are equally proud of our top-rated badge from Great NonProfits. This badge is earned when the community provides feedback which is considered positive.
BSR Participates in Shelter Animals Count!
Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives.
The Boykin Rescue Sprawl
We Have Been Spread Out Seeing Old Friends & Meeting New Friends!
Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston SC
Boykin Bash 2019
The Barrel, Folly Beach South Carolina
Boykin Spaniel Nationals
Camden SC, March 2019
Fostering for PFCs Oscar and Gage is truly a family affair. The family is led by Sean & Tami. The kids, who are Junior Volunteers for BSR, are right there helping-- Natalie, Isaac, Jacob & Charlotte.
From Tami and Sean: "When we first learned about BSR, we were in the market for an older, more broken in dog instead of a puppy. We looked through the list of available dogs at the time and none were a good fit for us. That’s when Sean noticed the application to foster the dogs. We got through that process and soon after we received an email. It was asking if anyone would be willing to take on a paralyzed dog. As Sean was reading over the email. all I could think of was how much work this was going to be. But, here we are, almost 3 years later and our Oscar is one of the absolute joys of our world. Oscar has overcome many, many obstacles to be the dog he is today. He is the most resilient, full of life and the most loving dog I have ever known in my life. Oscar has adapted to life so incredibly well it’s mind blowing. He waddles around and looks very much like a penguin when he’s making his rounds checking out everybody in the house!