A Personal Message from Barb
“Every day the phone rings with more pleas for help. Who could turn them away? Mamas with babies, starving dogs, abandoned puppies, dogs who have been horribly abused or neglected…and so our breakneck pace continues, because we know we are their only hope. Currently we must depend on adoptions to open much needed space for those in dire need.”
Barb’s is at an all-time high number for the dogs and puppies in her care. Everything at the Rescue is stretched to and beyond capacity to keep up with the growing need. Amazingly, the 140 pounds of puppy chow, 240 pounds of adult chow, 48 twelve-ounce cans of wet food, and a large box of dog treats get Barb and her volunteers through just one day of food for the 400+ puppies, mothers, and other adult dogs currently residing at the Rescue. And that doesn’t include the special meals of boiled chicken and rice for the animals in recovery or formula for the abandoned newborns. Now, multiply that by 365 days a year. The total reminds us why Barb continues to need your help.
You, the community of supporters of Barb’s Dog Rescue, are the reason we can provide food, shelter and medical care for these homeless animals. So, yes, we come to you again…and again, hoping you will continue your generous support of our mission that so many canine lives depend on. As you can imagine, a consistent diet of high protein food is so important for the health and welfare of the dogs. While we appreciatively accept all food donations, Welton’s on Benito Juarez carries both the Kirkland dry and canned food that we prefer for uniformity in nutrition and digestion. An alternative is the Purina Dog Chow in the green and purple bags from Sam’s. If you are not able to donate food, please remember all donations are fully tax deductible.
An Opportunity to Make a Difference
While some puppies arrive at Barb’s along with their mother, many do not. And that’s where foster home volunteers are essential. These surrogate parents provide the care and nurturing these young puppies need to survive the early weeks without a mother. Like babies, they require a safe, climate-controlled environment and someone to meet their needs for food, care, love, and attention. Foster parents take the pups from bottles to solid food. This is a great opportunity for members of the Rocky Point community to accept one of the most rewarding and enjoyable volunteer jobs Barb’s has to offer. It’s not as time-consuming as you might think. Like newborn babies, they don’t take up much room and sleep most of the time. The love and laughter you receive in return is priceless, and the joy that comes from seeing your foster pup find its forever home is something that can’t be put into words.
As always, Barb wishes to thank all who have contributed food, supplies, money, or time. She could not continue her good work without you. Most of all, Barb holds a special place in her heart for those kindred souls who are willing to open their home and hearts to rescue dogs.