My name is Barbie Nemeth.
I am writing to you on behalf of opening our new not-for-profit “no-kill” animal rescue organization. In greater Savannah, Chatham, Liberty & Effingham Counties
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate cats and dogs that are on the high kill list for euthanasia, treating their illness if any and placing homeless animals into safe and loving homes, and not toward administrative costs.
Our family and dear friends Amanda Scearce, Lindsey Mlekush & Hess Putnam have been donating food, time, medical supplies, underground fencing, blankets , pillows, tarp everything you can imagine a helpless animal needs to numerous rescues throughout Georgia for quite some time now. We are always looking for the best way we can help these helpless animals.
After some excited brainstorming we came up with the idea to open our own not for profit rescue. Hence the name “Kandi Boo Rescue” came about.
Please allow me to offer some background into what inspired us to open Kandi Boo Animal Rescue.
We were informed, through corroborated stories of animal rescue volunteers of many unspoken tragedies that were suffered by the less fortunate animals at the local humane society. Notwithstanding the tireless endeavors and good intentions of the animal shelter, the fact remains that these facilities are unable to handle the increasingly heavy caseload of animals that are being rescued, abandoned or
relinquished every month - and unfortunately, the only option that many of these animals face is euthanasia.
After being made aware of the heartbreaking plight of these homeless animals, we feel
committed to do something to assist these no-kill animal rescue organizations, which are committed not only to educating the public about the issues of animal overpopulation, and offering of spay and neuter services to help address this problem, but also to finding foster or permanent homes for homeless animals, in lieu of euthanizing them. Our goal is to help defray some of their ongoing rescue-related costs: e.g., imminent medical care, food, sheltering, and follow-up vet visits (which include prescription costs).
Over the past few weeks, the media has given coverage to the heartbreaking plight of homeless animals – people are abandoning them left and right as they struggle to make ends meet.
The situation has become acute, and although taking measures to help
control the overpopulation of animals is important (through spay & neuter programs), our hearts lie with alleviating some of the current suffering of those animals already born that are unable to help themselves.
As a frequent donor to numerous charitable causes myself, I am sensitive to the fact that during this time of economic recession, it is most important to reach out and lend a hand to those less fortunate than myself, including the animals.
I myself own 4 former rescue dogs, Lindsey owns 2 former rescues and Amanda fosters animals from other No Kill Rescue Centers until they get adopted into their forever home.
Our last former “rescue”, who came to us, a very sweet, but timid guy, who rarely wagged his tail, and was too shy to display much affection. Now – “Sebastian” “referred to as “Mr. Wiggles” by some of his female fans) - is the estate’s ambassador of love, and a huge hit with our guests – especially the children.
It would be wonderful to offer a second chance at happiness to many more of these helpless animals who want nothing more but to be part of a loving home.
And so the dilemma begins.
We lease a 3 bedroom home on a very nice property…however the owner of the property will not give us permission to build kennels for the animals in the high kill facilities. And we are not in a position to buy a home as all of our extra income goes to care for these animals.
That is where you come in, we are graciously asking if you can donate a 3 bedroom mobile home and possibly a spot of land in the greater Savannah, GA area.
Either or is great, but if you could donate both we could get started allot faster in the building process.
Everything we receive is through donations, we don’t ask for cash donations in any way, shape or form. Materials for building the kennels, dog food Veterinarian vouchers for animals that need medical attention so on and so forth.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOUR DONATION IS 100% Tax DEDUCTIBLE!!!!
Our EIN number is 27-3751980
And our letter of Recognition for Exemption is in process as we speak.
We hope you will consider supporting what we believe to be a truly noble and selfless cause, being carried out by the many unsung heroes in our community.
We hope to be hearing from you very soon.
Kandi Boo Rescue
145 Community Rd
Bloomingdale, GA 31302
We are the parents of a 15 year old son with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we also have full custody of our 6 year old granddaughter who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Once we are up and running with the rescue we plan to incorporate Autistic children as well as children with other handicaps into our program.
Twice a month we will have the children come to the rescue and spend time with the animals; these 2 issues are very near and dear to our entire family and community.
Please save a life, help the high kill cats and dogs, help the children.