I'm starting this campaign to help a very selfless and incredible human being. Stephanie Smith has dedicated her entire life to rescuing dogs. But not just any dogs. She rescues the dogs that everyone else has given up on. The dogs that are deemed "too aggressive" to be adopted. The ones that have been so abused and tortured that they no longer know how to interact with humans and/or other dogs in a postive way. She dedicates herself to the animals that are sure to be euthanized and put down because no one cares to take on the tall task of helping them. And not only does she give them shelter and food, but she rehabilitates them to the point they can be adopted again. She finds them loving homes and gives them a second chance at life.
To keep the operational costs down of her non profit endeavors, she has used every inch of her home to house her rescues, and allow them to sleep indoors (instead of outside in kennels). And now the city of Draper is forcing her to shut down her entire dog rescue operation. Not because of noise complaints, complaints from her neighbors or even problems with her rescues. But because of a political agenda from the powers that be. They are citing zoning laws as the reason for her eviction, but have denied all of her attempts to rezone her property. And now she's been told she needs to remove almost all of her fosters.
So this campaign is an attempt to help her save her dogs from being placed back in the very shelters they were rescued from. Stephanie is doing everything she can to find a new location to house her fosters and keep them from being lost in the system that has given up on them. The thought of these dogs being euthanized, after fighting so hard to keep them alive, is unbearable for her.
All donations will go to finding her a new venue to continue saving these dogs. As well as funding everything needed to operate: kennels, bedding, blankets, toys, food and training materials.
Time is of the essence. She doesn't have much time to get this done. Anything helps. And please share this campaign to help spread the word.
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