Oh my. Based on some of the comments on my last post, I’m afraid I may have made it sound like I don’t intend to stay involved in rescue! That my friends is about as far from the truth as Miley Cyrus is from becoming a nun. It’s true, I will not be taking in any fosters in the foreseeable future, but there is SO much more to rescue than just fostering. (Obviously fostering is an integral component though…please consider fostering if you haven’t already!) Don’t believe me? Read what my friend wrote here. I have done and/or still do all the things she talks about, and even some other things she didn’t mention. Rescues are a seriously complicated business! It’s a constantly moving target. A target that is also a gigantic jigsaw puzzle that you’re usually waiting to find the last pieces to.
Plus, did you guys forget this announcement?! Even though I’d love nothing more than to keep fostering, by branching out Last Hope I will potentially be able to help many, maaany more dogs than I would by fostering one at a time. I’m excited! But this leads me to the point of this post. I need your help. I know many of you that choose to take 5 minutes out of your day to read my little blog are also involved in dog rescue in one way or another. I need your creative brains, experiences, and opinions! I’m not having any luck in finding foster families here in Jacksonville, and until I do that, I can’t do anything else.
I sent out an email to basically everyone I know announcing the plans and asking that they please forward the email along to anyone that might be interested in fostering. There was also a flyer attached that I asked them to print and post around the offices, favorite coffee shops, etc. (I offered to hand deliver flyers if they didn’t want to use their own paper and ink.) So far I’ve gotten no response. I think because I did this right before the holidays a lot of people may have disregarded it just because they had a lot going on. So I’m going to send out another similar email in a week or so. And I’ve also ordered cute pamphlets that I plan to distribute to vets office, pet stores, etc. all about fostering. But that’s all I’ve got. “Sales” is not my strong point and that’s basically what I need to be doing. I need to sell the idea of fostering and get people, in a city where I just moved and basically know no one, excited and wanting to foster. SOS! I need help. Ideas. Suggestions. How do I get complete strangers on board with fostering? Brilliant Readers Of This Blog, help a sister out! I would oh-so greatly appreciate any and all ideas you might have and be willing to share. Thank you in advance!
As if you haven’t seen enough of them lately, the pups in this post are some of the ones at the top of my priority list. They are already part of Last Hope Rescue but for various reasons are living in a boarding facility, even though they are fabulous dogs. I want to get them out but I need foster families to do that! If one catches your eye or you would like more information about them, or becoming a foster, please email me at morganrivera518(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!