HELP Tails of Rescue

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Raised by 35 people in 11 months
Tails of Rescue is in dire need of your help!

Who we are: In 2007 we were known as Mutts Transport Service. We felt compelled to get cats and dogs off the Shasta County Animal Control kill list and into non-kill rescues. Mutts Transport Service comprised of 4 volunteers who dedicated every weekend to the animals on death row. These were unpaid volunteers who were not reimbursed for gas, mileage, food, or accommodations on their trips. But this did not deter us, in fact we were inspired.

We wanted to do more; on April 7, 2015 we officially started Tails of Rescue. A no kill, non-profit 501c3 in the city of Redding, CA. Tails of Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of abused and/or abandoned dogs and cats. Tails of Rescue has an open door policy, meaning we take any dog or cat regardless of age, medical or emotional issue.

Tails of Rescue has grown to 18 (non-paid) volunteers and we are funded by donations (e.g., cash, pet supplies and gently used items for our thrift store).

Who we have helped:  In our first  8 months we rehomed 649 pets and in 2016, we rehomed 967.  We are on track to rehome 740 dogs and cats in 2017. Currently we house (on average) 51 dogs and 39 cats.

Why we need you: Tails of Rescue currently operates from a rental space in north Redding. Not only have we out grown our space, but there is no outside area for the animals and we are unable to expand. 

Tails of Rescue has the amazing opportunity to purchase a 2.38 acre property at 5180 Westside Road Redding CA . The Tails of Rescue Ranch would allow us to increase our animal capacity and ensure the needs of each individual animal is met. More importantly, our mortgage payment would potentially be less than our current rent.

The catch: because Tails of Rescue is a non-profit, we do not qualify for a small business loan, but rather our requirement is a 30% down payment. That is $87,000, which is insurmountable for a non-profit in it’s early stages of development.

Tails of Rescue is doing all we can, but we need YOUR help. We have volunteers willing to donate their time and skillset to ensure the Tails of Rescue Ranch is every dog and cat’s paradise, but we need funding.

Perhaps this week you can make coffee at home, or skip dinner out, or ask for a donation made in your name this holiday season. These animals desperately need you and no donation is too small.

What you should know: The money raised in this campaign will only be used for the purchase of land in order to expand Tails of Rescue. Our adoption policies and fees will not change, nor will our thrift store. We simply want to relocate in order to maximize the number of animals we are able to save. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If you’re local, come say hi! And follow us on social for daily adoption updates!

Instagram & facebook: tailsofrescue

PS: Because we are a non-profit, your donation is also a tax write off so keep your receipt!
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This was set up to raise money for a piece of property we had placed an offer on. Small business loans due not apply to non profits we found out. The money is in account and waiting.

We are using this as a platform for the Carr Fire! As of 7.26.18 Tails of Rescue had 73 animals our program. As of 7.27.18 we ballooned to 179. All the animals are in different foster homes, not let in the store at night. So to say the least we were packed. We took in a lot of senior animals and cats.

As of 8.1.18 we still have all 73 of the Tails gang not enough time to do adoptions right now. Also 78 of the evacuated kids still with us at this time. Some of the kids will be staying longer due to loss of their home. When we can we will be pulling local animals from shelters.

Thank you for all your support!

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$105.21 from donations in the store.
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$300 More dollars. Thank you so much!
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12.16.17. Again lots of local walk in donations to the store $390 and $30 online! Total $420 for yesterday! Thank you so much.
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