Too often I hear of stories from friends that have had to put their pet down, or have had to surrender them to a shelter because they were sick, and they simply can not afford to pay for the medical treatment. This is why pet insurance exists but being able to afford it, is a luxury for many. I can not imagine ever having to chose money over the life of my family member. That is why the Puppy Project exists.
The Puppy Project is inspired by our rescue pup Boston Strong who almost slipped away multiple times as a puppy while he was in the care of a foster family in Kentucky. I can not imagine what my world would be like today if he had never made it to Brian and I. Thank you to Grey Hound Friends Rescue in Hopkinton, MA and his foster mother for making his existence possible.
- To raise enough money to save at least one dog a year who would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of funds for an essential medical procedure or treatment.
- To fund at least one spay AND one neuter operation - to help stop the growing number of homeless dogs in the USA.
- To educate people about rescue animals and to serve as a resource for people looking to adopt or help.
Many dogs are sent to high kill shelters which exist due to of lack of space for all homeless animals and lack of education to society. Many dogs are discriminated against because of their breed, color, age or existing health conditions. Dogs even with the slightest signs of a cold, are first on the list to be euthanized.
Some families who own dogs find it difficult to provide them necessary care, due the rising costs of vetrinarian treatments. Leaving them with the choice to surrender them to shelters or euthanize them.
The amount of stray dogs in the US is uncountable and will continue to grow. Millions of innocent animals will continue to lose their lives if we do not help put a stop to it. Part of our solution includes educating the community about what happens to these innocent animals in other parts of our nation. Additionally, we hope to help stop the discrimination against particular breeds, and dogs who are in need of medical treatment.
At the end of every calendar year, Brianna will donate the funds raised to a no-kill shelter caring for an animal with an over bearing health condition, or to a family who is struggling to care for their pets health needs, with the hope that money is not the deciding factor of their existence.
A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to support a spay/neuter clinic in the southern and/or central part of our country where there is a growing number of homeless and sick animals.
If you know of a particular family, or shelter who is need and would like to share their story, please email Brianna.
Additionally, our plan is to help educate the New England society about the vital role that we play in creating awareness for breed and health discrimination - As well as educating about the wonderful contribution and relief we can provide to our nation, and to our families by adopting a homeless animal from within the states.
10% of the proceeds from each event shot by BD Photo is donated to the Puppy Project.
Separately from this collection, Brianna also organizes at least one large fundraiser per year where 100% of the proceeds goes to a local shelter. In 2014, the Pinups for Pups calendar raised $2,400 for Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinson, MA.
Every dollar makes a difference. If you would like to help, please contribute now.
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year.
Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 1.2 of them are euthanized, including many that are considered adoptable.
The cost of veterinary treatment has risen higher than many pet owners can afford and is contributing to an increase.
Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered.
The cost of neutering a dog at a Humane Society or at a low-cost clinic can range from $45 to $135 depending on the weight of the dog.