JOIN US AT OUR THIRD ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
SEPTEMBER 28 – 6 PM ORR’S ISLAND SCHOOLHOUSE
Puppy Love has placed over 500 dogs in the past three years. Puppy Love’s Louisiana associates continue to increase the number of dogs who are spayed and neutered. The root of overpopulation throughout the country is firmly set in unwanted litters. Louisiana shelters provide education about the plight of puppies surrendered; even they face euthanasia for the lack of homes. Death rates for dogs in Louisiana alone are over 100,000 annually. Nationally, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year.
Operational costs far exceed the adoption donation of $375. The transportation cost for each dog is $175, and each rescue dog receives full veterinary care including wellness exams, vaccinations, heartworm testing and spay/neutering. Heartworm positive dogs are treated following the American Heartworm Society’s recommended 61 day regimen. Even healthy dogs are in the foster family network for at least 4 weeks before they are adopted. It is not a surprise that Puppy Love must rely on fundraising activities to sustain its life saving work.
Among the fundraising activities is an annual event to present the organizations annual report to the public. The event includes a silent auction, that is also available online, a buffet dinner and live music. Attendance is expected to be between 125 and 150 people, with over one thousand participating online.