FODA IS GROWING!
Starting in January of this year, we began doing outreach in Henry County and working to help some dogs in DeKalb BEFORE they end up in the shelter. Our cost of vetting these animals is increased so if you are a supporter of our mission, please consider an additional donation or possibly setting up a recurring monthly donation! Just click the “DONATE” button on the site to see how. We are hoping to have some even bigger great news coming in the future that will enable us to help even more animals!!!
To see all the animals that we have transported in the month of February, please click the photo below!
Check out the different links to donate to FODA every time you shop. We are signed up with Kroger, I Give, Fundico and more. Easy as pie! You shop and save animals at the same time!
With the holidays just around the corner, you can shop online using I Give and Friends of DeKalb Animals will automatically receive a donation based on your purchase. Love to shop? Love to give? I Give lets you do both at one time. Follow this link to sign up and start helping FODA with out lifesaving mission in DeKalb: http://www.igive.com/welcome/lptest/wr23.cfm?c=65915&m=919877&jltest=1
Shop at your local Kroger and they donate to Friends of DeKalb Animals each time you do if you sign up with their Community Rewards program. Just click on this link to sign up http://www.kroger.com/community/Pages/community_rewards.aspx and register at the store you shop at most to donate to FODA’s NPO # which is 28201.
Another way to shop and give with Amazon is with Fundico. This link will allow you to sign up with them and they will donate to FODA each time you shop: http://www.fundinco.org/find.php
Happily if you are near the Avondale Estates area in DeKalb County, you can shop at a wonderful store called Second Life Atlanta! A portion of all sales in the store goes to local rescue groups to save, spay and neuter and re home animals locally. Second Life is the brain child and amazing 501(c)3 non profit organization started by Tanya and Toby Tobias to take gently used donations and turn them into dollars that save the lives of animals. FODA is so grateful to Second Life for their generous donations to our lifesaving mission that have totaled approximately $10,000 in the last 2 years. Please follow this link for more information on Second Life Atlanta and please remember that they can also take you gently used items and turn them into funds that help animals locally: http://www.secondlifeatlanta.org/
Friends of DeKalb Animals is thrilled to be able to say that in 2013, we vetted and transported 805 animals from DeKalb to safety with our rescue partners in the northeast. While we are planning to exceed that number in 2014, we have another goal that we must meet this year which is to purchase a new transport vehicle. The new, old vehicle that our transporter purchased in 2012 is already having major issues. When we look at the cost of purchasing a vehicle that will transport up to 50 animals per trip, the prices are daunting. We are working to find the best vehicle at the best value. It will be a major undertaking but we know that our friends and supporters will help us find a way to raise the funds to make it a reality. Thank you for helping us continue our lifesaving mission in DeKalb in 2013. Stay tuned to great things to come for the animals in 2014!
This year FODA has managed to save approximately 750 lives. We are basically a core team of 3 people with a handful of fosters. We absolutely could not do what we do without your support. We have rescued everything from puppies to seniors in all shapes and sizes. We have been able to rescue some kitties when rescues had space. Our own Xena the Warrior Puppybecame ASPCA dog of the year and we helped countless broken dogs including the former dog fighting dog Roo the Resilient. We spend an average of $175 per dog, so our expenses this year have been enormous. With your help, we have covered the majority of them. We hope between our auction and end of the year donations we’ll be able to break even for the year.
Thank you all so much for your support and being part of “Team FODA.”
December 2013 Rescues