Robin Hood Animal Rescue Needs You!

$1,785 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 37 months
UPDATE: Robin Hood Animal Rescue is located in the Phoenix, AZ metro area. Bob and Shellie work pretty much 24/7 to protect the animals in their care and continue to advocate for their animals and save lives with their rescue work. They are a true grassroots, independent, no-kill rescue. 

Here is an itemized list of what we need to raise funds for that will help Robin Hood :
$400 = filing fee to regain their nonprofit 501(c)3 status
$246.47 = property taxes for 2014
$455.90 = property taxes for 2015
$1000 = to go toward the purchase of microchips, veterinary care, and other necessities.

This totals just over $2100. So far, you have donated $925, which is really pretty cool! We have a dedicated donation for the filing fee of $400, and are finalizing the paperwork for submission to the IRS very soon. Please note that RHAR is a not-for-profit organization; they simply lost their IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit status (as did many nonprofits) when the IRS reporting requirements were updated and the necessary forms were not submitted each year. Regaining their IRS-recognized nonprofit status will be helpful for soliciting donations, and for inclusion on various rating sites for nonprofits.

Please consider donating whatever you can, and know that each dollar raised will be used to continue Robin Hood Animal Rescue's lifesaving work for the animals.

About me: I am a friend of Bob and Shellie's, and have known them since August of 2008, when I adopted my dog SuSu and cat Needles from them. (They were a bonded pair whose owner passed away in hospice, with her house in foreclosure.) Bob and Shellie drove a far piece to get them from the home so they would not be taken to the pound. SuSu was fiercely dependent on her cat, Needles, and finding an adopter for both was not easy. SuSu was scared and very barky, and when I called to follow up on an email, I found that they had just been returned from their third placement - SuSu was simply not adjusting to her new surroundings at any of her potential forever homes. My husband and I arranged to meet this SuSu dog and her cat one evening, and we ended up taking them both home. Seven years later, SuSu continues to be jumpy and a bit barky, but she is a beloved member of our pack and we are grateful to have her and Needles in our life. And, we have the friendship of Bob and Shellie, which is truly priceless. :) 
This is SuSu at the vet this November, just before being diagnosed with myesthenia gravis. She is on medication and doing okay!
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Wonderful, great, fabulous news! The IRS has reinstated RHAR as a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, as of 12/7/2015! Check the dates of your donations, as they are potentially deductible with this (somewhat retroactive) reinstatement!! I know that is not the reason you have all given money to ensure that Bob and Shellie could continue to do their rescue work, but is a huge relief to have that completed in a positive fashion... Thank you all so much and let's keep going!!
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An update from Bob and Shellie: Today we were at the Kind to Nature Annual Yard Sale. What a nice day. The dogs we took had fun basking in the sun. We almost had an adoption, but their little one wanted nothing to do with Misha (Aussie/Husky mix). We had a couple of visitors. JoJo showed up with her mom, and of course, JoJo had to give Daddy Bob some loving - even after all these years. Mommy Shellie got nothing! Here is a photo of our pups relaxing at the event:
PS: And please find out more about Kind to Nature and what good work they are doing: https://www.facebook.com/Kind-to-Nature-131593337675/
All adoptable! Waiting for you!
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Microchips were ordered and came last week, and are being used already! Bob and Shellie have had several adoptions recently, so having the funds for the microchip order was pretty fabulous. The chips cost just under $300 for the box; should last for a bit. Let's hope that the adoptions continue!!
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I haven't posted for awhile, as we have been pretty busy lately. We have just paid off the 2015 property taxes (total $233.19) which was possible because of your generosity! We have been able to order microchips and vaccines too, which are essential for the work that Bob and Shellie do. They have some necessary dentals that we are trying to get estimates on, and we will post more about that in the next few days. Thank you again for your kindness and your contributions. Oh, and here are two new rescues from a bit earlier today...thank you Bob and Shellie!! Keep saving those lives.
Another day in rescue...Yay!
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Bob Spangler
37 months ago
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Dancy, Franklin and Richard, as well as all the others (including Bob and me) thank you. We thank you for understanding that there are a multitude of daily expenses (and unplanned expenses) that don't even include the expenses for taking care and getting ready all the previous pet souls for adoption (spay/neuter, micro chips, shots, testing of the cats for FIV/leukemia, etc.). Shellie.

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Bob Spangler
37 months ago
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I am about ready to cry! I just found out about this being set up. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart, not just to Nia, but everybody else. We will use the funds from this GoFundMe account for the IRS application fee, the payment of property taxes and legal fees stemming from the donation turned loan lawsuit. Now I can finally get the 501(c)(3) re-instatement application mailed. Hip Hip Hooray! More later... Shellie

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Created October 6, 2015
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14 months ago
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TT Nelson
23 months ago
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In honor of my Mother-in-Law, who is tireless in her dedication to our family. May she be blessed richly in the coming years!

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Megan Schaff
30 months ago
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We want to give back for Robin Hood doing such a great job with their animal rescue efforts! This donation is also in memory of Patty McCabe who we lost recently and had a huge love for not only the care of humans but for our furry friends as well.

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34 months ago
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Bob Spangler
37 months ago
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Dancy, Franklin and Richard, as well as all the others (including Bob and me) thank you. We thank you for understanding that there are a multitude of daily expenses (and unplanned expenses) that don't even include the expenses for taking care and getting ready all the previous pet souls for adoption (spay/neuter, micro chips, shots, testing of the cats for FIV/leukemia, etc.). Shellie.

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Bob Spangler
37 months ago
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I am about ready to cry! I just found out about this being set up. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart, not just to Nia, but everybody else. We will use the funds from this GoFundMe account for the IRS application fee, the payment of property taxes and legal fees stemming from the donation turned loan lawsuit. Now I can finally get the 501(c)(3) re-instatement application mailed. Hip Hip Hooray! More later... Shellie

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