How to Donate to Ken-Mar Rescue
We have many ways you can help us save lives!
Direct GivingWe take Paypal, or checks, or in-kind donations, however you feel comfortable…we are grateful for whatever you can do for our orphans. Ken-Mar Rescue is a 501-c3. We are happy to send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. We also have other programs which you can learn about here: Planned Giving.
Guardian AngelWe raise money through our Guardian Angel program which allows you to donate on a monthly basis if you wish while having the opportunity to sponsor one of our orphans. Now wouldn’t that feel GOOD!
FundraisingWe have had fantastic fundraisers! Won’t you join us? We would love to meet you and we always have great raffles and you never know what goodies we might have in a silent auction. Check out our upcoming events!
What It Costs to Rescue a Dog & What Your Donations Mean!
Regular Rescue Costs
Let’s suppose a dog or puppy is extraordinarily healthy and all we need to do is pay the fee to spring them from a shelter.
If it has not been fully vetted, then we are obligated for its first comprehensive vet care, which includes (at a minimum):
- $15 rabies shot/tag
- $40 vaccines (multiplied by 3 if it’s a puppy that needs the standard “3 sets” of shots)
- $50 meds for upper respiratory infection (aka “kennel cough”) the virus of which dogs are exposed to at the shelter.
- $100 spay/neuter – if not already done
- $$$ Vet office visit
Plus, factor in another:
- $100 for Collar, leash, harness, bed, bowls, toys
Oh, but it still takes a few weeks on average to get them adopted to their furever home. So, we’re looking at the costs for things like food, grooming, and preventive medications (dewormer and flea/tick).
- $10 average monthly flea/tick prevention
- $10 Giardia medicine (to kill any microscopic parasites ingested via stagnant water)
- $50 grooming
- $75 average month food (includes high quality grain free dry & wet food, nutritional supplements, wholesome treats, US-made products, etc.)
Let’s say that the foster of the healthy dog or puppy needs to go out of town. None of their family can care for the dog. All Ken-Mar Rescue foster volunteers are maxed out on their quota of dogs at their homes. So the dog needs to be boarded.
- $40 daily (let’s suppose the foster needs to leave for 4 nights = $160)
So, even if our really healthy dog gets adopted within 4 weeks, we’re still looking at a cost of at least $600 in our case above, for a healthy dog who stays with our rescue group only one month!
Additional Rescue Costs
There are some rather routine things that need done to various dogs or puppies we take into Ken-Mar Rescue. These include:
- $100 dental cleaning – for older dogs or younger dogs with chronic conditions.
It is the very odd and occasional situation where we get the healthy dog or puppy into our rescue group. Animals found as strays and pulled from local shelters don’t come with paperwork about their health history and pre-existing conditions. Even animals that are owner-surrendered may have undisclosed illnesses or problems – the owner may just not know about them at that time.
Extraordinary Incurred Costs
Once we take an animal into our rescue group we commit to it. This means that we assume not only routine costs but also extraordinary costs for treatment required by the canine. Here’s a brief listing of some of these conditions/costs we’ve incurred over the last couple of years:
- $100 Hernia repair
- $200 Bladder stone removal
- $200 Cherry eye repair
- $300 Blood work/panel
- $400 – $600 Damaged limb amputation
- $400 Infection diagnosis/treatment
- $400 Damaged eye removal
- $1,000+ Puppy hospitalization due to parvovirus (IV, tests, meds, lab work, etc.)
We have also incurred huge veterinary bills for conditions such as respiratory viral illness, and assorted advanced diagnostic testing.
Yet Even More Rescue Costs (to name a few)
Imagine what our costs would be if we were not 100% volunteer operated!
We appreciate your support and hope that after reading this you too will be compelled to help us save a dog’s life by becoming a Guardian Angel sponsor, fostering, attending our fundraisers and supporting our life-saving work in a more meaningful way. Your generosity goes directly to the dogs saved by our rescue.
Consider what your donation could mean…
For the cost of one itune, I can have:
- a tennis ball to play with
- a treat to chew on
- a bowl of kibble
- a small can of wet food
For the cost of one Venti Mocha (come on-do you really need those calories?), I can have one of the following:
- a squeeky toy to cuddle with
- a warm blanket to lie on
- a bowl to call my own
- an id tag so I can find my way home again
For the price of a movie ticket I can have one of the following :
- a vaccine for rabies so I don’t get it
- a collar so I don’t get lost
- a bed to sleep in
- a nail trim so that they can remove the nails that have now ingrown into my pads due to neglect
- one flea treatment for a month
For the price of 2 pounds of Sees Candy, I can have one of the following:
- an office visit to the vet
- a microchip so that wherever I go, my parents will find me
- a transport crate so I don’t get car sick
- a case of wet food
- a big bag of kibble
- a harness
- a leash
For the price of one Wii game, I can have:
- a dental cleaning so that it doesn’t hurt when I chew
- a grooming so that I can see through the matts in my eyes and feel good & let my future adopting family see my gorgeous self
- flea treatment for six months so that I don’t have a village of parasites living and breeding on my skin causing me to itch and depleting my immunities
Here are other ways to help Ken-Mar Rescue…
- We have a WISH LIST ON AMAZON! Just go to this page and you will see all the cool things our orphans need! Remember, when someone volunteers to be a Foster Parent, we supply them with everything they need. Any donation from this list goes right to one of our orphans!
- When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Ken-Mar Rescue. Bookmark the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1427224 and support us every time you shop.
- Donate your CitiBank Points to Ken-Mar Rescue by using their GiftBack Card.
- Leave a legacy for the animals by including Ken-Mar Rescue in your will or trust.
- List Ken-Mar Rescue as a beneficiary on your retirement plan or life insurance.
- Include Ken-Mar Rescue in your charitable remainder trust or gift annuity.
- Donate stocks and/or bonds to Ken-Mar Rescue and save on your taxes!
- Designate Ken-Mar Rescue for a company match, a community grant program or a year-end giving program.
- Get your kids involved with a creative fundraising project to benefit Ken-Mar Rescue. Learn More HERE
- Attend or contribute to our Special Events.