Rescue Ink Announces New “One Dollar Saves a Dog” Program

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Every dog does not live a ‘Dog’s Life’ right here in our own country.  

While many people spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars buying puppies, there are thousands of amazing dogs of all ages who are minutes away from being put down, who are abandoned by owners who aren’t equipped to handle the responsibilities of owning a dog (or other pet), and who are abused so badly that they have to be taken away from their owners to avoid permanent harm or death.

And while there are many people who are committed to adopting and rescuing dogs at risk, there are more dogs that need good forever homes than there are people stepping in to adopt one.

At Rescue Ink we make it our business to ‘educate’ animal abusers in whatever legal way necessary.  Often we take in to our shelter dogs who have been severely abused, and are in need of medical attention, re-socializing, feeding and loving care.  And we need your help to do so.

We are proud to announce our new One Dollar Saves a Dog program.

We need your support.  The program is similar to programs offered by many zoos and aquariums across the country, where for a donation pledge you can ‘adopt’ a giraffe, or a rhinoceros, for example.  You don’t take the giraffe home, you don’t have to feed it or walk it or care for it.  But your donation supports the cost of food, housing and medical care – which is a lot more than most people think.

Our One Dollar Saves a Dog program works the same way.  You pledge and donate only $1 a week – that’s less than you spend on a coffee at Starbucks every day.  Your dollar goes a very long way.

You can help pay for urgent medical care, feeding, housing and care.

Every penny of your One Dollar a week goes towards the care of a special dog who needs to eat, sleep and be cared for safely, until we can find a forever home for him or her.  When you pledge a commitment of One Dollar a week, your donation helps us accomplish our mission to end animal abuse and save as many beautiful lives as we can.

Please think about what you could possibly do with One Dollar A Week that could be a better use of such a small amount.  For the dogs here at Rescue Ink, your One Dollar A Week is like a million.  We’ve spent a ton of money rebuilding our shelter which was destroyed completely in Hurricane Sandy, and we are expanding our facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals who have been abused or are in need of medical care, housing and most of all human love until we can find the right adoptive home for them to live their lives surrounded by love and people who really care.

To become a donor or for more information please visit our donation page now at www.rescueink.org/donate.html

Rescue Ink is a 501c(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, ID# 26-2694976, which exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals.

ANIMAL ABUSE IS A PEOPLE PROBLEM

Animal cruelty is without question one of the sickest and most despicable crimes in the world, and also the most preventable. 

People engage in animal abuse in every city around the world, for many different reasons – NONE of them acceptable. Animal abusers come in all walks of life, from all professions, and all classes.  Many times animal abuse is not as easily evident as it is with pet owners who viciously beat their pets. The most common pets in an American household are cats and dogs, and the statistics are nothing short of alarming.

An abused animal can turn on a human in an instant, so children and innocent bystanders can be attacked by an animal if it feels threatened. When abused, animals are not the only ones in danger.

Animal Cruelty Statistics

  • Each year 10,000 dogs die in illegal dog fighting
  • 13% of animal abuse involves domestic violence; Women in abusive relationships often don’t leave their abuser because they worry what will happen to their pet if they leave; men who abuse their partners tend to be more violent, aggressive people who seem to have no problem ‘taking it out on the dog’
  • 70% of animal abusers also have records of other crimes – often violent crimes
  • 3 to 4 million cats and dogs (healthy and adoptable) are euthanized every year in shelters
  • Animals that are not euthanized are often sent to no-kill shelters where the animals are caged for weeks, months or years and the animals risk psychological damage, physical damage, illness and dying of loneliness; they often don’t get the medical attention they need as shelters are often underfunded and understaffed
  • In the United States alone 1.13 million animals are used in testing and research every year – while there are other equally or more effective methods for developing new cosmetics and drug products
  • More than 15 million warm blooded animals are used in research worldwide, and often kept in extremely uncomfortable cages, with little or no medical care

Look for These Signs of Animal Abuse and Cruelty in Cats and Dogs:

  • Malnutrition, with pets being so skinny you can often see their rib cages
  • Hair loss and other diseases of the skin or eyes
  • Unexplained injuries, health problems or permanent disabilities, such as limping
  • Being left in extreme heat for more than 15 minutes, or being left in extreme cold without proper shelter or a retreat they can warm up in
  • Animal hoarding, where people have been found to have dozens or even hundreds of cats and dogs in their house – most of them underfed and malnourished
  • Engaging in dog or cock fighting or attending the “games”
  • Shock collars, electric fences and prong collar training

Ways to Prevent Animal Cruelty

  • Know who to contact in your area if you suspect animal abuse. You can call your local police department for the information or call or email RescueInk.org – a charitable organization dedicated to preventing animal abuse – and who are willing to get personally involved to stop this abuse; you can reach RescueInk.org at 1-855-772-8465 (toll-free), or by email at: rescue@rescueink.org.  All information is always kept strictly confidential, and the sooner you report a suspected case of animal abuse, the sooner we can do something to step in and potentially save an animal’s life.
  • Teach your kids and other children how to treat animals and to respect them as living creatures like ourselves.
  • Speak up!  If you see animal abuse in action, say something.  If you are afraid of getting involved directly, or think the situation is potentially dangerous, call 911 and call us.  Anywhere.  Anytime.
  • Support your local no-kill shelter or society and get to know the work they are involved in.  Volunteer if you have time – they are always in need of more people to help out.  Make a donation – of whatever you can afford – even $5 or $10 goes a long way in feeding and caring for abused or rescued animals.
  • Take care of the animals you have. If you don’t want kittens or puppies, spay or neuter your animals or don’t let them around other animals while they are outside.
  • Don’t animals on a whim, like kittens or puppies or bunnies for your children –
    the fascination wears off quickly, and in many cases results in animals being
    released in the wild – THESE DOMESTICATED ANIMALS ARE NOT EQUIPPED OR SKILLED IN DEFENDING THEMSELVES IN THE WILD OR FINDING FOOD.  They will likely die!
  • Learn more about the work of RescueInk.org – a unique organization of some very tough and very serious men and women who have made a commitment to stopping animal abuse and responding to reports quickly and effectively.  Our site is www.RescueInk.org, and we always appreciate support, emails, mentions on Facebook, donations of money or much-needed supplies, but most importantly we’d like to hear from you about the work we are doing.

Cruelty to animals can be prevented in so many ways, but nothing can be done if it’s not seen or reported. Educate people you see abusing their animals and always, always report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement or animal control, and you can always report animal abuse to us at RescueInk.org.

And PLEASE… consider making a donation to support RescueInk.org – we are a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, and totally reliant on the support of people like you.  Every dollar helps rescue, care for, pay for medical expenses, shelter, feed and find adoptive homes for animals in need.  Thank you!