Since the founding of Home for Good Dog Rescue in 2010, we have rescued over 9,000 dogs from deplorable and dangerous environments, including high-kill shelters, hoarding situations, and abusive conditions, such as in-breeding and puppy mills, neglect, and abuse. We focus on rescuing dogs from areas with considerable populations of unwanted dogs, high rates of euthanasia, and a significant need for animal rescue assistance. Our rescues are all too often found in dumpsters, living on deadly outdoor chains, wandering on dirty, dusty roads, or in hoarding situations.
Once a dog comes into our care at our Wellness Center in Aiken, SC, the hope for a new life begins. Included in the necessary steps to prepare a rescue for transport are vaccinations for each dog, necessary medical treatment, spay/neuter alteration, and often, ongoing care at our fully-staffed facility. Once the dogs are well enough to travel, they ride by van transport or are flown by air, from South Carolina to New Jersey. At our Berkeley Heights headquarters, each dog is bathed, groomed, medically checked, and sent to one of our local foster homes while awaiting adoption. We give hope and purpose to the dogs we save and the families who have been enriched through fostering and adoption.
Each van transport can currently accommodate approximately 30 dogs, and in 2020, along with volunteer flights, we successfully transported 1,047 dogs to New Jersey through 27 van transports and several flight charters. The need, however, is ongoing and ever-increasing, and, this year, we are determined to meet and exceed our 2020 transport capacity. The primary van we are currently using for transport from South Carolina is in desperate need of replacement. The wear and tear on this dilapidated van is exacerbated by unpredictable weather conditions, “band-aid” repairs, and many trips through the unkempt rural areas of Georgia and South Carolina.
Our goal is to raise $42,000 for a new transit van, which will enable us to nearly DOUBLE our efforts and transport hundreds of more rescues each year! While the monetary goal is significant, the prospect of offering hope for a better life for our furry friends is priceless. Upon raising half of the funds needed, we have a benefactor who's generously offered to fully match the total amount raised.
With your sponsorship gift of $5,000+, you will receive the opportunity to put your personal or corporate name on the van, including a tribute message.
Please join us in our mission to leave no dog in need behind. We simply are not going to be able to save the lives of thousands of well-deserving dogs without your help!
- Amanda Josen
- Lia Hackett
- Cristina Anastasio
Organizer and beneficiary
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