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IRMA DESTROYED OUR DOG SHELTER

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Raised by 5 people in 5 months
Irma Destroyed our Dog Shelter in Central Florida the
Highlands County Humane Society and Animal Services. We have rescued 75 dogs and we have no more room to take any more. We are overloaded over worked and the flood has ruined our yearly fundraiser which makes up the bulk of our funding.  




Consider Helping Me Help Them!!

FIRST RESPONDER funds are needed.
Bottom Line?  We are freaking out.

Your donation will be used for First Responder  emergency needs until the area can be stabilized. They have to be addressed immediately. We must 

1. fix fences  

2.  build temporary shelters,

3. rent generators,

4. secure clean drinking water,

5. administer veternairy triage,  

6. transportation.

7. distribute food to pet owners in the community 

8. identify  the dogs and cats that are adoptable and have them ready to be picked up by rescue groups,   

9. We need to kiss some puppies, comfort shaking   seniors and stroke nervous cats. 

Your donation will be respected and earmarked accordingly. 
My name is Karina Holosko-Hall and  for the past 5 years I have been using my own time and resources to further my vision.
I am a Boots-0n the Ground activist and work in rural areas forgotten by mainstream shelter groups.

My proactive work has been featured in the 2017  Xmas issue of  Bark Magazine and in  PAWS Magazine for my work in Tennessee as well as  newpapers in NYC; Our Town, East Side Spirit, and  OT Downtowner. I am asking for your help to further my vision. Together we can move faster and more effectively. 

Irma HURT.

This is where I rock.

Below:  Puppies left in garbage bins picked up by the Sheriff's department. These were the lucky ones. They were traumatized with hypothermia and  in shock.




(Below) Me and the Sheriff  in Central Florida.



Right now in Central Florida  we are  receiving up to 100 animals a week. After the Florida Keys this area was hit the hardest.  We have been declared a  Federal Disaster Zone and because of our remote location  FEMA has not yet reached us.

Over the past year I  have developed solid relationships within the community. Ironically just  before  Irma hit I was able to secure 6000lbs of dog food  from Texas. This was enough to feed 30 dogs a day for 6 months working with  Animal Control and Rescue Bank to transport and distribute. I have received a written  commendation  from the local Sherrifs Office. 

(Below)
This little puppy was found tied to a car. She had been left there for about 2 weeks . Someone cut her rope and let her take her chances. Now she is safe and sound !






(Below: Tree Fell on our Shetler)



We began receiveing dogs a weeks before the storm. Because of the overload we had to house them outside. You have to understand this is a rural area.

( Below: Our first rescue  from the storm)



(Below)
This little one was found drowning in a pond. She had been purposely blinded and is as sweet as a button. Puppy Mills blind  female breeding dogs so they will not be motivated to escape.  We are cleaning her up.


(Below)
Our broken kennels.
Ironically ,we built these kennels to temporarily house dogs from Texas. Had we received them, they would have died in the storm.


(Below:  Broken Kennel)

All the dogs were removed from this structure and are ok. As you can see we have to rebuild. That will take a lot of coordination and effort. That's where I come in.!



Our St. Francis Statue Held!


(Below: Our little cemetary )

Blessings

Kay

If you would like to sponsor or adopt a dog that has been thoroughly vetted for personality traits and  temperament and is up to date with  vaccinations, spayed or neutered please contact me.


Shelter dogs are abused dogs and families deserve to know what they are getting into so everyone can have a good experience. Most rescue groups do not share my concerns.

I believe  a dog should enhance your life .  A dog adopted through me will bring joy and love and a hint of mischief to you and your family forever. 





Below are a couple of adoptable freinds rescued from the storm. 
Frenchie , Patches  a No-Name Puppy and a little Pug mix whose eye was poked out.

Frenchie: 2 years old stunning hound loves everyone. Couch Surfer


Patches:   High Energy Sports Lovers Dog

Below: (Sweetest thing EVER )- Pirate
 
Below: No -Name puppy.
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