As we entered 2019 the Network refocused its mission to concentrate on the following areas:
Through dues, events and cash donations we raised over $14,000. With these funds we were able to provide $5,476 to 9 different rescue groups for 42 specific animals in need. Many of these dogs and cats would have been euthanized had it not been for the work of these caring rescue groups to save them. We are proud to have been a part of their efforts. In addition, we helped to pay down the veterinary debt of local rescue groups by contributing $1,000 to each of the veterinary accounts of 8 different rescue groups for a total of $8,000. We are also proud of the fact that only 1.4% of our funds were paid out in operating expenses like maintenance of our website.
The Network’s monthly pick up program continues to grow. When we began 4 years ago, we were filling 2 SUVs each month with towels, pet beds, pet food, and miscellaneous pet items for the various shelters and rescuers.This year we are now filling 6 to 8 SUVs with towels and pet items.This equates to approximately $26,000 worth of merchandise that the rescue groups and shelters did not have to purchase. Over the years, we have saved the rescues and shelters close to $128,000. These dollars saved enabled them to focus on taking in and caring for more homeless pets in need.
We also conducted two special events this year. A pet food drive in August netted 4 full SUV’s of food that was distributed to Cody’s Friends – a Tucson charity that provides pet food and supplies to pets and their people living in poverty throughout Tucson; and these animal rescue groups: Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, Hope Animal Shelter and Lil Bit of Love. We also had over $500 in cash donations that were split between these groups. In September we conducted an emergency towel collection effort for Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) which was in response to a plea for more towels as a result of a huge intake of puppies, kittens and pregnant females. Within 4 days we collected 44 large bags of towels that were delivered to PACC by our PACC liaison.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all the SaddleBrooke residents for their generous contributions to our mission. We would not have been able to provide for Tucson’s homeless pets without the caring assistance and on-going generosity by way of donations, both monetary and in-kind and the hours of volunteerism. In 2019 we were 280 active members strong with 44 active volunteers. We look forward to your continued support in 2020 and beyond.
For more information on our mission or how you can volunteer to work with the Network, see this site!
For $20/household per year you can help us continue our efforts to help homeless pets get much needed veterinary care and a second chance at a loving home. As part of your membership you will have access to our newsletter and advance notice of all our special events.
The Network's power to impact local rescue is extraordinary as we send 100% of donations and fundraiser income to help homeless pets. All membership renewals received in the last quarter of 2020 will be valid through year end 2021.
You can renew your membership online by printing the application found on the web page, "Join/Donate". Make your check made payable to SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network - drop off or mail to:
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network
c/o Carol Merlini, 63267 E. Brooke Park Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739
We are honored by the continuing generous support we have in the SaddleBrooke community. Thank you for donating and for volunteering!
Thank you to those who already renewed their 2020 and 2021 membership!
NOTE: Donations to the Network are not tax deductible.
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SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Mission:
We are now in the middle of our 9th year and the Network has helped save the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We wouldn't have been able to do this without your generous donations through our fundraising efforts and the help of our wonderful volunteers.
Thank you SaddleBrooke for your support!
NOTE: We are not a shelter.
CONNECT friends to the Network. Share pets to find them a forever home.
We are their voices – Until there are none, save one.
Please Remember to renew your annual membership for 2020!
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network
15720 N Oracle Road, Suite 124
Box # 112
Tucson, AZ 85739