Last year, small rescue groups saved and re-homed tens of thousands of animals; an incredible effort considering the limited resources available to them. Some of their costs include feeding, sheltering, transporting and basic health checks. Their biggest challenge, however, is that many of the animals need critical medical treatment. This can run into thousands of dollars for each dog, putting a real strain on their already limited finances. Most of them operate without any government assistance and are run by volunteers.
That’s why they need our help, the more money they receive, the more lives they can save. Unlike the animal welfare organisations you’re probably familiar with, these smaller guys battle every day, without any funding, to improve the lives of at-risk animals. And that’s why we choose to help them. Together, we are the underdogs.