Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Drontal, Capstar, shampoo, antibiotics, office visit for one of the sickest dogs with skin scrapings and blood = $869.52. (In addition, we have already spent $135 on food)

With the arrival of "The Lucky 7" and the likelihood that more dogs from this seizure will be on the way, our most pressing immediate need is for monetary donations to cover the cost of the extensive vet care required for these dogs.

All of these dogs still need to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and given full veterinary exams to determine any other underlying health issues.

Every donation, no matter how small, will help in getting these dogs healthy and ready to find their loving forever homes. Please go to the NEBCR home page and click the PayPal button in the left column to donate now!

In addition to monetary donations, we also have an immediate need for the following items...

  • METAL food/water bowls - most useful are flat-sided metal pails with clips
  • Doors for 36" Vari Kennels
  • Crate pads (24"x36")
  • Kongs (Lg/XL) and/or other stuffable chew toys
  • Treats & canned food for stuffing in Kongs

The biggies right now are clean towels/blankets and metal bowls/pails. In the not too distant future we'll also need some kongs/chew toys and things to stuff them with. All of these items do NOT need to be brand new, we would just ask that they be clean and ready to use, as the volunteers at the farm already have their hands more than full with the dogs and don't have a lot of spare time to do laundry. ;)

The dogs will be staying at Sugar Bush Farm for at least another week or so, as they still need to be vetted, spayed/neutered and then evaluated to determine which foster homes will work best for them. If you have any of these items to donate, that is where they should be sent. However lots of NEBCR volunteers and friends are making trips out to the farm to pitch in, so if you live near one of these people they may be able to take some items out with them. Contact NEBCR at if you have items to donate and aren't sure how to get them to us.

For those of you that may not be able to help in the ways noted above, NEBCR is currently involved in a voting contest to win much-needed grant money.


The rescue name is New England Border Collie Rescue, and the state we're incorporated in is CT. Once you enter the name and state, NEBCR will appear in the list. Just click the "vote" button. You can vote once each day if you'd like, and any and all votes are greatly appreciated! If you have any dog loving family/friends, feel free to pass this along. The more people voting the better. :)

Thank you for your support!


mss said...

Bless you for your work with these poor dogs. My little pack and I are sending you a donation by PayPal. It's not much, but I know you will put it to good use!

Dunedan said...

Thank you! every bit will go to good use.