Rolling Dog Farm~a special place for disabled animals
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Rolling Dog Farm, founded by Steve Smith & Alayne Marker, rescues and shelters disabled dogs and horses.
Exerpt from thier website: www.rollingdogfarm.org/
" They come to us from humane societies, animal control shelters and rescue groups across the country, literally from coast to coast. Every animal who arrives at the farm gets another chance to have a safe and loving home."
"Most of our dogs are blind, while some are blind and deaf, and others have neurological and orthopedic issues. Our horses are blind. Although these animals may have disabilities, they do not consider themselves handicapped. They just want to get on with life and enjoy themselves. Thanks to the support of our donors, that's what they get to do here".
"Rolling Dog Farm has been home to many different types of disabled animals over the years -- our residents have included blind dogs, blind horses, deaf dogs, blind cats, three-legged dogs and cats, and others with a variety of neurological and orthopedic issues".
"While we focus primarily now on disabled dogs, most of whom are blind, we continue to have a small herd of blind horses, too".
"Our mission is not only to rescue and shelter disabled animals, but also to show that they can have a wonderful quality of life if they’re only given a chance. They get that chance at the farm, thanks to your gifts".
"We have, on average, about forty disabled animals at any one time."
*****Myths About Disabled Animals*****
1. "Disabled animals can’t have a good quality of life."
2. "Disabled animals have a lot of medical problems."
3. "Disabled animals have behavior problems – they’re more likely to snap and bite."
4. "It’s more difficult to care for a disabled animal."
**Read more detailed info about the myths of disabled animals at this link:
Vote each day in the Animal Rescue Shelter challange: www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge....
"To Make A Donation"
"Rolling Dog Farm depends entirely on private funding from compassionate people who want to support a safe haven like this".
"We are designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization known as a private operating foundation. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all donations support our charitable mission. Please e-mail us for a copy of our tax return and we'll be happy to provide it to you. Our federal tax ID is 81-0537598."
"Note: Please be assured we will never sell or share your name with any other organization. We only send out our quarterly print newsletter to our supporters, and we distribute a monthly e-mail newsletter if someone signs up for it on our Web site. That's it".
Rolling Dog Farm is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that is supported entirely by private contributions. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
*By the way, I am NOT a paid spokesperson or representative of R.D.F~
just someone who has been following the shelter on line and had donated
as I could. Getting a chance to tour the shelter was inspiring.