Alrighty I just got this email from H.O.P.E
Thank you for your email. H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation is an educational foundation that supports local shelters and rescue groups actively involved with spay and neuter programs as well as adoptions. In addition, we provide for an aggressive media campaign through TV, radio, and billboard advertisements in an effort to help educate our community about the life-saving benefits of spaying and neutering. We do not operate a physical shelter and therefore cannot house animals. We are in the middle of construction on a new low-cost, high-volume spay and neuter clinic; we are very excited about this facility and hope to have it open and operating by the end of the year.
Unfortunately, because we are not a shelter, we cannot take in Lil Rascal. Here in California's central valley, we fight tragically high euthanasia rates each and every day. Though great strides are being made to save more and more animal lives, the progress seems slow. The animal shelters and rescue groups here in the Valley all belong to a Coalition of animal groups that network together in an effort to save more lives. I am sure that members of the Coalition have seen Lil Rascal's listing on Petfinder and are weighing the possibility of pulling him into their care. We wish that EVERY animal could have their happy ending, but it just isn't possible in our area yet due to space limitations and, of course, financial limitations as well. But we will get there!
Is your group, Big Paws Only, limited to "big paw-ed" animals only? Do you have specific breed requirements for rescue? Will you travel to pick up animals to re-adopt? If you could send me more information, I would love to pass along your information as a resource for potential animal rescue to the other members of our Coalition. With all of the large breed dogs we see here in our area, we could definitely use another resource such as Big Paws. Thank you.
H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation
Not sure what to tell her, should I say we are not technically a resue organization but we can help place animals if needed?? I don't want to say anything as BPO is not a name for me to use and I don't want to get into s*&^. I jsut want to help?? AHH any idea's? Should I just ask Jabear and Michael?