Donation totals at time of closing: $660 (less fees) via ChipIn and $218 via snail mail – THANK YOU!
Spent: $376.30 at the vet clinic who did board/treat for Ranger.
Ending balance: $501.70 (less Paypal fees totaling $25.28)= $476.42
To make things crystal clear – I was never raising funds “on behalf of” MAS. I am deeply opposed to the mistreatment and needless killing of pets at MAS so the idea of raising funds for MAS is not something that ever entered my mind. I was fundraising for the pets who have no advocate within MAS, in the hope of getting some of them out and using the funds to pay for their care after they were sprung.
To that end, I am pleased to announce a new fundraiser for homeless pets in Memphis who have no city taxpayer funded advocate. I asked Meows and BowWows, a rescue group in Memphis, to partner with us in this effort and they have graciously accepted. Regular readers are familiar with some of the pets Meows and BowWows have rescued in Memphis, including Charlotte and the Wilburettes and many other kittehs in need.
How you can help:
Make a donation to the new ChipIn to help pets in Memphis who have no city sponsored advocate. (I have already donated the $476.42 left from the previous ChipIn.) These funds will be used only when I contact Meows and BowWows and ask them to pay expenses for a specific pet in need that I have featured on the blog. There will still be complete transparency for readers as to how the funds are disbursed. For those who prefer to donate by mail, here is the address:
Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 38141
Germantown, TN 38138-0141
For Memphis area residents:
Ask about becoming a foster owner for Meows and BowWows. (Unlike MAS, Meows and BowWows has a true foster program where they pay for the pet’s vet care, you just provide a temporary, loving home for the pet.) The more foster homes in the Meows and BowWows network, the more pets they can help.
Apply to adopt a pet from Meows and BowWows or volunteer to help at one of their many adoption events. The more pets they place, the more pets in need they are able to help. To volunteer or inquire about fostering, call 901-482-1100 or email MeowsandBowWows@gmail.com
Note for the willfully stupid: No endorsement by MAS of any ChipIn featured on this blog is stated or implied.