of donations on salaries, dinners and expenses, the small private rescues struggle to make ends meet.
With a small rescue
Never is their bottom line in the black,
Never are they in credit at the vet,
Never do donations roll in everyday.
Most private small rescues are run by a dedicated few, who deprive themselves in order to help the animals they are dedicated too.
Mounting food bills, vet bills, housing upkeep, office supplies take their toll.
Most small rescues can not even afford the $2000 it takes to get the 501c3 status, a rescue without 501c3 status get very few who are willing to donate to because the general public don’t understand that just about anyone can apply and recieve 501c3 status as long as they have the $$$ to pay for it.
Backyard breeders and puppymillers can apply for 501 status and will get it, this is a fact.
Because an agency has 501c3 status, it does not make them a legitimate rescue.
If you are thinking about donating part of your tax refund to an animal agency take a look at the little guys, you won’t get the tax breaks next year but you will have the satisfaction of knowing EVERY PENNY of your donation was spent on what it was meant for. (the animals)
Some rescues well worth taking a look at are:
MAKE SURE YOUR DONATION IS SPENT ON THE ANIMALS.