Help Us Build A No Kill Animal Shelter

$3,215 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 42 months
Odie's Sanctuary Animal Shelter has been created to honor Otis, a truly great shelter dog that passed away in January. We are building an amazing sanctuary for homeless animals and give them the second chance that they deserve.

Have you ever thought about where stray dogs and cats go when they are caught? Have you ever considered the fates of runaways, or abandoned pets, if they are lucky enough for someone with a good heart to find them? The South Coast has thousands of stray dogs and cats roaming the streets, and many of them eventually find their way to shelters.

My dog Otis was one such animal. We found him at a shelter, and took him home. And in our home he was a friend, a confidante, and a part of the family. He passed away in January, and while he is gone his memory is not. The fact that Otis was able to be a part of our lives came down to luck as much as anything else. Nearly all of the shelters in our area have a kill policy; animals who are perfectly adoptable may end up being euthanized because they are old, or not socialized well, or have simply spent too long in an overcrowded shelter.

But we want to ensure that Otis’s name, and the joy he brought to us, lives on. So we are establishing Odie’s Place, a no-kill shelter right here in the New Bedford/Dartmouth area. We will do whatever it takes to make sure that every animal that comes in through our front doors leaves, one day, with its forever family.

And we need your help. We have a fundraising goal of $30,000 to make Odie’s Place a reality. We need to purchase land and construct a shelter, arrange for veterinary care, and connect utilities. We cannot do this without you.

Massachusetts has thousands of animals enter shelters every month, and the majority of those shelters have kill policies. The simple tragic fact is that shelters are overcrowded, and perfectly healthy and well-behaved animals are being killed simply to make room for the incoming onslaught.

Otis made life so much better for us, and we’re on a mission to give that same opportunity to others! Our sanctuary will have a no-kill policy, and we will provide temporary shelter until each stray or abandoned animal is adopted into its forever-family. No one will be killed off to make room!

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Because of these awesome donations we rescued a dog who was temporally homeless, got him up to date on all shots, given medicine and placed in a temporary foster home . Thank you all !!!
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We are officially a 501c3 public charity!!!
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Anyone in Southcoast MA area goes to a great cause!!!
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Gina Hermenegildo
30 months ago

Joanne, Odies Place is a certified rescue seeking to become a non-kill shelter via these fundraising efforts. I am able to attest to their mission as a foster for Max, a womderful dog that would have otherwise been killed just over a week ago in a Manhattan shelter. Their webpage provides additional information to better educate yourself regarding their current mission, purpose, and future endeavor to create a non-kill shelter, a much needed resource for animals in need.

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Joanne B. Nassar
30 months ago

Why do you say you are a NO KILL SHELTER????, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A SHELTER?????

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Raised by 107 people in 42 months
Created September 2, 2014
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AE
$25
Anne Eades
7 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AF
$10
Ameena Farrouge
16 months ago

This is a great way to honor Otis!

JG
$25
Jodi Gonzaga
16 months ago

Hoping you meet your goal. You do so much good for the animals in our community

AE
$25
Anne Eades
19 months ago (Monthly Donation)
KM
$5
Kim medeiros
19 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AE
$25
Anne Eades
20 months ago (Monthly Donation)
KM
$5
Kim medeiros
20 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AE
$25
Anne Eades
21 months ago (Monthly Donation)
KM
$5
Kim medeiros
21 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Gina Hermenegildo
30 months ago

Joanne, Odies Place is a certified rescue seeking to become a non-kill shelter via these fundraising efforts. I am able to attest to their mission as a foster for Max, a womderful dog that would have otherwise been killed just over a week ago in a Manhattan shelter. Their webpage provides additional information to better educate yourself regarding their current mission, purpose, and future endeavor to create a non-kill shelter, a much needed resource for animals in need.

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Joanne B. Nassar
30 months ago

Why do you say you are a NO KILL SHELTER????, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A SHELTER?????

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