Nothing makes us drool greater than organizations that assist discover loving homes for senior dogs, particularly retired working canine. Mission K9 Rescue (MK9) sniffs out navy and contract working canine who want properties and has saved greater than 1,300 from “each nook of the world” since Kristen Maurer, Louisa Kastner and Bob Bryant based it in 2013. This contains reuniting greater than 540 with their former navy handlers. The nonprofit 501 (c) 3 group relies in Houston, Texas, plus has satellite tv for pc places of work in San Antonio and Los Angeles.
Mission K9 focuses on its 5 Rs: Rescue, Reuniting with former handlers, Re-homing, Rehabilitating (some have PTSD) and Restore (getting them wholesome). “Out of each $1 donated, 93 cents are immediately used for our work with the canine,” says Bob. “No waste of donor funds, ever. We don’t take luxurious retreats and sometimes spend nights in roadside relaxation areas on transports, somewhat than incur lodge bills. We’ve a devoted group that takes pleasure in serving working canine world wide.”
After all, rescuing senior canine who’ve served comes with its personal set of challenges, resembling much-needed healthcare funding. For instance, in 2022, Mission K9 rescued 10 contract working canine from Turkey, throughout the CDC rabies ban that affected many nations. “We had been in a position to get the canine safely again to the USA through an arduous course of,” says Bob. “As soon as again, we had been in a position to present heartworm treatment to all of the canine, as they’d examined constructive. Every canine endured the therapy nicely and they’re all now heartworm free and dwelling in loving properties.”
Mission K9 is on the lookout for extra nice individuals and firms to unfold the phrase about what they accomplish that that they will proceed to develop. Need to be taught extra? Go to missionk9rescue.org and observe on social media @missionk9.