Grants Pass, OR: With the worldwide interest expressed about the Walmart puppy, yet another heartwarming story popped up this morning from Oregon. One woman is working to try and help the homeless dogs in her community.
Maria Modica is not a 501©(3) yet, not affiliated with the well-funded groups like Best Friends and Bad Rap, but just one person who is trying to help dogs. She is depending on donations of food and medical to care for these unwanted pets.
Unlike some of the groups who've figured out how to profit successfully in rescue, this woman provides photographs of the donations at work.
"The Humane Society does not always have enough food to throw my way. Their thrift store gave me 10 blankets and 3 large bags of food (Costco) that happened to have been donated which was a great help."
"Operation Blankets of Love sent me 3 bags of blankets/towels today and I will get the rest of the load next week (transport van was full)."
"I am ordering "coats" for the dogs with the $180 collected at:
www.chicksaddlery.com Item # CDB250 in ORANGE.
The Orange is super bright and allows the dogs to be seen day/night when walking. These are waterproof and also help to keep the dogs warm. (I have these for my own dogs). "
Imagine if every donation dollar in the country was being put to work to save dogs and other animals? According to Charity Navigator, nearly 300 billion dollars are donated to charitable organizations each year with nearly 5% being delegated to animals. 15 billion dollars is being donated yearly to help animals, yet average citizens like Maria are begging for bags of food.
"Other needs out here are for botties all sizes, mainly for puppies, flea collars or meds and funds for food.
Here are some pics from this morning BOL bags, a dog named Doc that I met and other dogs from yesterday. These babies are wearing human clothes and of course they don't fit right or keep them warm enough.
I can tell you with certainty that these homeless people take excellent care of their dogs. They are very loved and will often feed their dogs before themselves. A lot of puppies out here so harness wraps would be great so the owners hands are free to move instead of them carrying their dogs, which many do most of the time since they are not yet vaccinated or are still under vaccinated due to age and timing for all 3 parvo shots."
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