As we look back at 2018 and our second year of rescuing Pug and Pug mixes across the State of California, we want to congratulate our team and all of you for helping us improve and save the lives of 115 dogs. This is a tremendous accomplishment. Thank you.
This year, as a Network Partner of Best Friends National Organization, we attended their Conference. It was there that the state of rescue became clear. California is the number #1 kill state. Cats are euthanized at alarming numbers. The statistics gave us new respect for our friends who spend countless hours rescuing and finding creative ways to get cats adopted, create low-cost spay and neuter programs, and share education programs.
As we embark and look forward to 2019, expect the following from us:
We will continue to do our best for every Pug and Pug mix that we can by providing quality healthcare, food and provide a soft landing space in our network of foster homes
Build deeper partnerships with shelters and rescue organizations
Continue as a Network Partner of Best Friends National Organization
Provide local support for Best Friends Advocacy to end puppy mills and support animal rights
Open conversations about the breeding of Pugs and work to influence changes in breeding practices (Double curls in the tails have a direct correlation with spinal issues)
In order to do this, we need to grow our board. We are looking for active board members who will not only advise but also manage events, help with social media, photography, transport, fostering and the review of potential veterinary partnerships.
We also need volunteers who manage adoption events, fundraising and support our web presence.
If none of these sound like your cup of tea for 2019, we are also always looking for donors. Fundraising is integral to all of our efforts. We make it easy for you through Venmo, Paypal and Amazon Smile.
As we conclude 2018 with accomplishment and pride and prepare for 2019, we wanted to wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year! You have been simply amazing. Thank you from the bottom of all of our and the pugs hearts. You have helped us make a difference to 115 Pugs this year.
With tremendous gratitude,
Kim Smith & the team at Tiny Paws Pug Rescue