Emergency Fund #5 - Help 12 Dogs reach Canada
This fundraiser is for at least 3 upcoming trips in September! We are trying to get 12, possibly more dogs to Canada.
CB Rescue Foundation is a small foster based, non-profit organization in Calgary, Alberta helping dogs both locally and internationally. We are partnered with Collares Rojos in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, who have been hit INCREDIBLY hard by the pandemic - and now the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) has announced that they are banning the import of dogs including foster and adoption from any country with a risk of rabies. This will come into effect September 28th, 2022 and contains dozens of countries that desperately need help when it comes to animal welfare and support.
Unfortunately, this affects our partner rescue Collares Rojos, who still have over 15 dogs that risk never having a home for the rest of their lives if we don't get them to Canada in the next few months. THESE DOGS CAN NO LONGER WAIT. Collares Rojos will not be able to help more dogs if they can't find homes.
We have brought dozens of dogs from Collares Rojos throughout the years, all of them vetted and tested, with all their vaccinations, spays and neuters, and necessary medical treatment completed. It has been very expensive but CB Rescue has managed... however with all these dogs and little time left, the costs have become insurmountable without A LOT of help from you.
We have run several of these fundraisers for a couple of dogs at a time, and this is the big one!
[ WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR ]
There will be at least 3 flights in September. One will be a charter flight, and the other 2 with flight angels. The costs exceed the amount in this fundraiser, but we are hoping to at the VERY LEAST reach part of it using GoFundMe. The fundraisers do not cover anything we pay for human flights, but please know that it is a great expense so any time we find flight angels with trips already booked, it can save us a lot!
- The charter flight will take 4 dogs, at $900 a dog to Toronto, then another $400 or so to Calgary
- 2 dogs arriving September 1st, at about $800 a dog
- 6 more dogs on one or more trips about the middle of September, $800 to $1000 a dog
- additional costs: crate transport, vet checks
Our $10,000 will not cover all 12 dogs, but it will allow us a good start for paying off our bills. The raised money will only be used for the dogs. We will do everything we can to cover the rest through other fundraisers, but this amount at least is needed to make this work. And if we succeed with our fundraisers by early September, we have a chance to rescue more dogs before the ban goes into effect!
- We need Calgary-based fosters for incoming dogs https://www.cbrescue.ca/fosters
- We need flight angels! https://www.cbrescue.ca/flight-companions
- If anyone has unused or expiring flight credits/dollars, especially for AirTransat or WestJet, please get in touch with us. Anything helps.
- Share our posts on Facebook and Instagram
[ WHO ARE THESE DOGS? ]
The dogs coming to Canada will all be from our partner rescue Collares Rojos. We have found homes for hundreds of dogs from Yanela's wonderful shelter in the past, many amongst our volunteers.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, and have all their necessary vaccinations and health checks before arriving to Canada.
[ WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP ]
As our organization is volunteer-run, 100% of the donations go towards the dogs. Currently, a significant portion of the costs is being covered out of pocket by the founders, but we could help SO MUCH MORE with some extra help!
[ WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? ]
Dogs love unconditionally, and we believe that every dog deserves to be loved in return, and belong to a forever family. We want to help dogs in need despite their geographical location, because we don’t believe borders should prevent helping those in need.
There are over a million stray animals in the Dominican Republic, with many others living in awful conditions. This overwhelming number makes it very hard to find local homes for many rescues.
Bringing dogs back with us to Canada means that Collares Rojos will be able to spend their funds to help spay/neuter and vaccinate more stray animals (reducing new births and spread of disease), and help dogs in dire medical need. While the import ban exists, we will do what we can to work towards a solution that can benefit the animals that need us.
[ WHO ARE WE? ]
CB Rescue Foundation was founded by Colin and Belinda Morrison in 2017. We partner with other reputable rescues working as a team for the greater good of the dogs, specializing in helping dogs that are in danger of abuse or neglect. We are dedicated to rescuing any dogs in distress no matter the location, age, breed, or ease of placement.
We have a very thorough foster check and adoption process, and continue communicating with all of our adopters. We always want to make sure our rescues are set up to succeed in their homes!
Facebook: CB Rescue
Collares Rojos was founded by Yanela over a decade ago, and has been one of our closest partner rescues. She and her volunteers have helped thousands of dogs in DR with food, shelter and medical care. They have annual spay and neuter events, vaccinate stray animals, and do everything they can to improve conditions for as many animals as they can.
Facebook: Collares Rojos (includes their PayPal email)
Note: this fundraiser is being managed by Tatiana (Tanya) Funk, a volunteer for CB Rescue Foundation who handles some of our social media interactions.
Thank you to everyone that has read our call for help and shared, donated, or contributed in any way. Even $5 or $10 adds up when we work as a team! This is the 5th Emergency fundraiser, and will cover three trips.
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