Since 2007, we have led the effort to remove hundreds of sweet, healthy dogs from kill shelters and place them in safe and loving homes.
SAVE A DOG A DAY started in December 2007 when I first became aware of the disturbing realities of animal shelters. I learned, for instance, that over four million innocent and healthy animals are killed each year in the United States. Other than lethal injection (which is the most humane method used to euthanize these animals), many shelters continue to gas or administer a heartstick which is not only extremely painful, but also illegal. Part of our challenge is to eradicate these cruel practices, while still maintaining a working relationship with these shelters. Using the internet, I began to share dogs that were within days of being euthanized, trying to find people willing to either temporarily foster them or permanently adopt them as their own. I quickly teamed up with like-minded individuals and started rescuing dogs with the goal of saving at least a dog a day. We soon grew to over fifty volunteers and became an official 501(c)(3) tax deductible charity in July of 2009.
What We've Achieved
- In our first year, we rescued over 400 dogs.
- In 2009, that number grew to over 500 annually.