On Saturday, February 7, Home for Good Dog Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue organization, kicked off their Almost Home Capital Campaign. As their newest and largest subsidiary project, the organization celebrated the launch of Almost Home during a private event at the Aresty Residence in Far Hills, New Jersey.
Home for Good Dog Rescue was founded back in 2010, and strives to save as many dogs as possible from high-kill shelters in the South as southern states have the largest number of dogs in high-kill shelters. Currently, the organization has saved over 3,000 dogs from an untimely and undeserved death, but know that they can rescue many, many more—the exact purpose for Almost Home.
Almost Home will serve as a wellness center, where rescued high-kill shelter dogs can go until they are ready to travel from the South to New Jersey. The organization hopes to raise enough money to build this facility on an already purchased 10-acre property in Aiken, South Carolina.
On the invitation for the Almost Home Capital Campaign Kick Off, Home for Good Dog Rescue speaks about what the facility will do to help save these dogs.
The card reads, “Almost home will be a place to provide interim veterinary care and medication for dogs initially too sick for travel, offer spay/neuter services and educate the local community to reduce the overpopulation of dogs, and build partnerships with local animal control facilities to become the ‘go to’ location when they have sick dogs rather than euthanizing them.”
To make the Almost Home facility possible to build, Home For Good Dog Rescue will need to raise $2.5 million.
At the kickoff fundraiser, Home For Good Dog Rescue was celebrated prospect donors, volunteers and dog foster parents. Guests were offered hors d’oeuvres and cocktails throughout the night, while the organization spoke about their future plans and adopted families shared their stories.
Among the guests at the event was Tony Siragusa, a former NFL player and one of the winners of the Super Bowl XXXV. Siragusa is a fundamental member of the Home for Good Dog Rescue and addressed the crowd about Almost Home.
In order to raise money, the organization held a live auction, as well as had adoptable (and adorable) dogs at the event. While the organization is well on their way to reaching their $2.5 million goal needed to establish the wellness center for dogs, they still need your help. Please, take the time to visit their website and donate to their wonderful organization. Home for Good Dog Rescue has already rescued and found forever homes for nearly 3,300 dogs… and you could help save more.
To help make Almost Home a reality, please visit their website at www.homeforgooddogs.org/almost-home and read this informational brochure about their plans for the Almost Home wellness shelter here. For other information, call 908-263-7358 or email email@example.com.
Check out the photos from the event below and click to enlarge.