It’s that time of year in that we have exhausted our donations since our last very large fundraiser in 2015. With the help of our monthly donors, our adopters, and some very generous people throughout the year we’ve been able to keep up with our costs but need to reach out and ask you to help us make it through the end of the year.
We know you ask yourselves where does the money go that we send to JG? The expenditures were great this year but we make sure we do our work with minimum expense, but yet rescue still costs money. Soon we will have to purchase heartworm pills, flea and tick medication and place a large food order to feed the jacks for the next few months. This alone will add up close to $7000. We’ve had some very large vetting expenses this year; five heartworm positive dogs, three cancer surgeries, two eye removals, hospice care for five elderly jacks, and cataract surgery at the eye specialist for a diabetic dog who was going totally blind. This of course does not include our thorough vetting for all the dogs that come through Jacks Galore. There’s always a spay and neuter, full blood work, inoculations, visit to the eye specialist, dentals, microchips and of course any other testing that needs to be done while we thoroughly vet our dogs.
We have transport costs when we take in a dog from another state as volunteers are hard to find for long distance driving, and even though JG mom spends lot of time on the road to cut down on costs, we have to pay for some professional transports to get the dogs part way to us. We also often cover training expenses with our marvelous Frank Pugliesi who is always there to help us with any dog that might have some issues either when they come into rescue, or once they have been rehomed. Frank, at our request, will reach out to the new families and works with them to make a smooth transition.
You can be assured that when you contribute to Jacks Galore, sponsor a dog if that interests you, or do a monthly sustaining donation through our PayPal contributions, that all of your money goes only to the dogs and their care. We’ve also taken in many elderly jacks that have passed through the sanctuary that needed major medical care, but if it keeps the animal comfortable and we can try to help it lead a normal life for their remaining time, and then we certainly, within reason, do whatever we can to help our seniors have a happy loving ending.
We hope you will be part of our fundraisers to come, that you will become or remain a supporter for the work we do; helping as many jacks as we can so that they may come into JG and find their forever homes. THANK YOU!