Help Support Raffle Rescue!!
Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:27 PM
Raffle Rescue is an amazing group and they need support! They need donations and volunteers in the Hudson area. Their volunteers do not need to handle animals, they are not a traditional type rescue, their volunteers help at events - help to promote their raffle program, help to deliver pet food to their homebound clients. Please contact Lisa if you can help! Her email and phone number are below.
Here's information about the organization. Please check it out and do what you can to support this amazing effort!
Animal Assistance and Welfare Organization
501 ( c ) (3) non profit Public Charity
"Helping Animals, One Life at a Time"
This is from the founder, Lisa:
"I am the Founder of Raffle Rescue, Inc - back in 2008 I read an article in the SunCoast Newspaper - Fido joins the Bread Lines - this article stated that so many animals were being surrendered because of the economy and sadly their owners just could not even afford to feed them anymore to keep them. It was then that I decided I had to do something about it. I began to research local and national orgs and rescues to see if anyone out there helped people with pet food - no one really did, so I began Pet Food Drives - this became such a big hit that we developed our organization into a true welfare for animals, instead of food stamps we give pet food and the rest is now becoming part of history and has exploded into a nationwide new way to rescue as our mission statement says.
I also work with Pasco Co. Meals on Wheels, in 2010 I approached our division to let them know that our senior clients are feeding their pets their food and I can help. We have always since the beginning focused on our senior community and their pets as well.
Unfortunately, since we are a small organization and our board and volunteers up until most recently have not been able to promote our program as it should have been right from the beginning, we have utilized all funding to go directly into our program and mission instead of paying marketers or promotional companies to blast it out there on our behalf, we have not received the credit or acknowledgment we really deserve for what we do that had not ever been done before - rescue directly in the home. All that matters is that the animals are being helped, bottom line.
We are very proud of the fact that we began this type of rescue and have made so many people, companies and others aware of the fact that there is more to rescuing than saving animals that no one wants. Most traditional rescues become overwhelmed and inundated with just too many to care for properly, which results in the sad situation to euthanize -we don't have those limitations, we have no cages, no walls to limit our help, we can go far beyond that..."