Friday, August 3
Cookie, Cookie, Cookie Starts with C!
Have you ever sold a Girl Scout cookie? Campfire Girls candy bar? Band chocolate? Have your own kids sold wrapping paper to your neighbors to support their schools or candles to go to choir tour or asked for support on a 2K run? Have you made a cake for a bake sale or contributed woven potholders to the church bazaar?
Support our summer fundraiser, a virtual (or pretend--you don't actually get any cookies. On the positive side, it's a calorie-free treat!) cookie sale, and help our poor Frenchies! Since April, when the latest influx of Frenchies began, FBRN has been spending more each month in vet bills than we've taken in through donations and adoption fees.
Every year, the same thing happens in the summertime, because people give up their dogs as they prepare to sell their homes, go on vacation, prepare for the birth of a child, or otherwise decide to surrender a pet. We also take in a number of puppy-mill dogs in the spring and early summer after the springtime puppy season. Intake numbers settle back down to normal in August or September until the holidays, when there is another spike in surrenders.
Last year, the surrenders came so fast and furious that we had a moratorium on intakes because we didn't have the foster homes to take them all, and we also didn't have enough money to cover the dogs' veterinary needs. We don't ever want that to happen again.
Please help us. Please donate to our fundraiser and consider becoming a foster home. Contact Eden for information about fostering. Visit our YouCare page to donate. We thank you, the volunteers thank you, and most of all, the Frenchies thank you!
With Thin Mint-fresh breath,
The Frog Princess