Tuesday, December 18
We thank you sincerely, and we offer you our deepest appreciation for all the support you have shown FBRN this year and every year. Whether you have adopted from us, acted as a Good Samaritan, transported a dog for us by car or plane, sponsored a needy dog, come out to one of our events, stopped by the website to admire our foster dogs and the work of our volunteers, let us know of a needy dog in a shelter, bought a dog out of a puppy mill or from Craigslist to surrender to us, or subscribed to our blog and liked our Facebook pages, we are grateful for your time, energy, support, and help.
Cowgirl hitches a ride with Pilots and Paws!
Thanks to your hard work, we are thrilled to say we've helped 326 dogs so far this year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise (and spend!) nearly $300,000 for veterinary bills.
We are proud to say that we have no paid positions. We are all volunteers.
And that brings us to thanking our volunteers. We couldn't do it without you. Many of our volunteers spend hours every day working for FBRN. Our fundraisers, our transporters, our board of directors, our webteam and social media volunteers, our database mavens, and our regional managers, but especially our foster families deserve recognition and acknowledgment.
Volunteers and Frenchies at Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery event last month.
Our foster families open their homes to Frenchies in need. Our foster families know their hearts will break when they wave goodbye to their fosters--who are usually so excited they never once look back--but they do it anyway.
Odell's adoption photo
Our foster families give their time and often their own money to repair the bodies and reclaim the spirits and renew the trust of our foster dogs. Thanks to our foster families' monthly reports and updates, we fellow volunteers get to watch the behind-the-scenes transformations of dogs who spent their lives in puppy mills or chained in yards or neglected in crates. We get to see foster dogs recovering from conditions or surgeries their owners couldn't or wouldn't pay for and we hear how much time and energy and love our foster families put into their foster dogs' care and rehabilitation. Our foster families deserve our greatest thanks.
We thank you all, and on behalf of the thousands of dogs FBRN has helped throughout the years, we wish you a wonderful holiday season, whatever you may be doing! We wish you the company of good people and good dogs anywhere you find yourself! We wish you a New Year filled with peace and delight, and we hope you will realize all your resolutions, whatever they may be.
The Volunteers and Dogs of FBRN