It is hard to believe 2023 is coming to a close! It has been an incredibly busy year for BSR with barely time to regroup between intakes. The pace has been relentless (in several cases 6 or more dogs at once) and BSR has seen month after month of double-digit intakes. At the time of this writing, we have taken in 133 dogs—a 22% increase over the entire year’s number for 2022—and are on pace to take in 150 rescues this year! Not only has the rate of intakes increased but the types of cases we call “catastrophic” in terms of severity and cost of care continues to grow with 29 catastrophic cases so far this year. As always, our faithful volunteers and supporters like yourself have helped us rise to the occasion over and over again. Yet there is no way around it, more dogs and more catastrophic cases equate to higher fundraising needs. So, I come to you as I do each year to humbly ask for your help as we are seeking to raise $150,000 through the end of 2023 so that we can keep pace with the work to be done.
Every year brings more intakes and the reasons why remain the same: rising costs of veterinary care; owners’ life circumstances change and they can no longer meet the needs of the dogs; the dogs’ medical needs are financially or physically more than their owners can afford. And every year we take in more dogs with spinal disc ruptures and orthopedic issues requiring advanced diagnostics, surgeries, and rehabilitation; more congenital deformities; more extreme allergy cases requiring specialists; more seizure cases; more cases requiring professional training; and more puppy litters (way more!)While in the past we have gone years with no puppies, this year we were surprised by 2 litters of puppies from dogs that we did not know were pregnant on intake and 1 litter by a pregnant stray that came in from a shelter. Twenty-one puppies, each needing to stay in care through spay/neuters at 6-10 months of age puts a huge strain on our resources. These cases with our adoptable dog intakes are just one side of BSR as we continue to carry between 25-29 rescues in Permanent Foster Care program.
Unfortunately, we do not see this trend of intakes slowing down, and we have built the operational infrastructure to support the need. With our incredible volunteers who step up at a moment's notice; the stead-fast, gracious support of our donors; and the Boykin Nation’s continual support for the most vulnerable, each and every dog continues to receive all the care necessary to ensure a good quality of life and a second chance. We remain humbled and grateful to the Boykin community for your continued support and belief in us and ask that you please consider a tax-deductible donation as you plan your year-end giving. You truly do make a difference.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year of peace and health.
Help Us Reach Our Goal of $150,000!
As of today, we have raised $129,788.22!
Thank you to all who have donated!
Agusta Chiller Service Albert Campbell Alison Appel Ancel Hamilton Andrew Archie In Memory of Jack, the bestest boy Andy Tysinger Ann R. Wood Ann Edwards Ann Rundorff Anna Adams Annette Holland Jane Thompson Anthony & Ellen Harvill Artsypups by Gina Auntie Jules Designs AV Bridgeman Call and Maple our two Boykins Barbara a. James Johnson Barbara Corbett in memory of Trev Barbara Haynes Rose and Ruffin Barry Durden Katie Barry Vorse in memory of Brownie and Ryno Bartley E Anttine Family Trust in memory of Tootsie and Josie Benjamin Saragusa Beth Albert Betsy Kearn Betsy Westerberg Mary Brown Betty and Jerry Derrick Betty Jo Whitson Chet (Chester #1224) Betty Jo Whitson In Kind Beverly Bell Beverly Boehm in memory of bear and murphy Bill Poston Billl Childress Janet Childress Bob and Donna Magoon Bobbette Pyne Bonita Lankford Bonnie Cocuzza Brad Lorton Brenda and David Bailey in memory of Taz Brenda Jaynes in honor of Jackson Brian Bishop Brian Gill Brian Laughlin Bscbaa Butch (Delbert) Phillips in memory of Belle Carla Goss Carla Hanlon Carla Pollard In Kind Carole Thomas Carolyn Cassidy CASE DEYOUNG Catherine Philbin CATHY MAYTON Charles & Laine Dreher Sadie Belle Dreher, BSR #844 Charles Earnest In Honor of Nancy Boykin Charles Livingston Charles Livingston Christen & Larry Cooke TRIPP and LADYBUG Christian Delcambre Christina Becerra All the dogs who are used, abused and forgotten. Chuck Chavous Cindy Fuller Clint Pyle Clint Midkiff Kokopelli Jake Courtney Houston Group Craig Eichmeyer CSP Family Foundation Cynthia Heil Nelli Dale Floyd in honor of rescues everywhere Dan & Gail Bruner Daniel Keagle Daniel Keagle Daniel Waters Cooper Darcy Dunn Darrell and Vicki Thacker Luke David & Lynn Muscat in memory of Libby, in honor of Duke David Holland David Lloyd in memory of Shiloh, Rebel and Stevie David Parr Dawn Hagmann in memory of Bud Debbie Davis Beasley Debbie Jabben Debra and Andrew Busch Champ Debra Burry Wendy Diwey Dee Dee Wyenandt Jim, Sue and CoCo Dwyer DELIA Armendariz In Memory of Coco Gabrielle Denise Mitchell Gracie and Candy Diane Weber Don A. Eilbott Donald Watson Beau and in hnor of Maggie Donald & Rebecca Dorsey Donna DeJong Donna Roberts Dottie Hammond Doug Wynn Dustin & Lynn Lewis Ed and Ginny Bick Edward and Margaret Williams in honor of Mocha Edward Covert Elaine Leavenworth Eleanor and John Townsend Elisa Thames Elizabeth Gonella Elizabeth Wyrough Cue Ellen Carr In Memory of Indy Krug Ellen Fields Buddy, in memory of Buster and Ginger Ellen Horn Elsie Thompson Emily Foster Joe Boyles Essel and Lynn Pennington hershey stonewall pennington Essel Pennington frances gosline Fred & Becky Fenimore Fred Butchers Frederick Bruch Frederick Wanner Garry Whisnant Gary Hunter GARY La BOUNTY Geoffrey Polma Georgianna Graham Geri Hein Gina Smith GINGER SHAFFER In Honor of Huckleberry Gloria Hinrichs Great Horizons Greg Barker H R (Butch) Norckauer Heather Von Herrmann in memory of Scooter, in honor of Willie & Brooks Henry Griffin in honor of Baxter Hickerson Foundation Holly McLaren Hugh and Mary Dargan Inga Rogers Lisa Everett Ivey Sumrell Foundation Jack and Patricia Beach Jackie Gourdin in memory of Sully Jackie Graham Jackie Horseman Jacob Pries James Bailey James Latimer James Latimer Jan Ogletree Jan Ogletree Jane Durieux in memory of Kathleen Fowler Jane Lunn Janet Haselden Janice M. Nelson in memory of Jake Janice Williams Jean Leverage Jeff Goodell in memory of mingo Jeff Mertens In Honor of All the BSR volunteers blending needs to hearts Jenni Shartle Jennifer Whitehurst Jennifer Doctor In Honor of Lynne Brown Jennifer Griffin Jennifer Townsend Jennifer Weniger Jessica Jameson Jewel Smothers Jill Freeman Jo Ann K. Everette in honor of Donna Morris Jo Wayles Joan Adler Joan Squires in honor of Janet and Steve Jordan JoAnn Calhoun In Honor of Sam’s 16th bday and LouBear Joanne Thompson KAte John & Diana Keen in hon of Rowleys, 5 pups and mom John and Caroline Vaughan in memory of Gator John and Linda Prozonic John Franklin Chance John Franklin in memory of Remi John Hieb iin memory of winston john krikstan John Rogers John Shimp Tucky John Wright Jake Jonathan Rudner Judith Elliott Beau, in honor of Sam Judy Christian In Honor of Sam’s 16th bday and LouBear Judy McNeilly Julie Seidel in honor of BSR staff Julie Winters In Memory of Daisy and Rosebud Justin Hallock Karen Rowley Katherine Diven Katherine Sherron Kathryn Ormsbee Chris Ormsbee Kathryn Plaistowe Baker, Boo and Lily Kathy Schenk In Memory of Emily, Wilson and Marley Kathy Tyson In Kind Kathy Tyson In Kind Kathy Tyson In Kind Kathy Tyson In Kind Kathy Tyson In Kind Keith Fidati Luna Keith Richardson Ken Sass Blue Kenneth Bell Kenneth Levra Kerry MAY Kerry Vail Angie Vail Kim Collins Kim Herbert Kim Herbert Kimberly O’Neil Kirk & Jeri Pierson Koby Halbrook Kristine Mantel Lance Sherman Sparky and Clancy Lawrence Craig In Honor of Katherine Frattini Lawrence Rennell Lee Virnelson Les Varga Linda Charles Linda Deese Linda Hill Linda Hutchinson Linda Poston in memory of Emma and Molly Linda Satterfield Linda Wieland Lisa Everett Luke our Boykin Lisa Hilwig Lisa Hilwig Lisa Hilwig Lisa Hilwig Loretta and Mark Nichols In memory of Max and Curley Sue Lori Kramer Max Louann Caron Belle & Dixie Louis E. (Ed) Venters Lucia Whitworth LucyJayne Kamau LucyJayne Kamau Lynn Cunningham Lynn Hill In memory of Jake Gabe and Zeke Lynn Jacobs Lynn K. Hickok Lynn Myernick Lynne Bridges in memory of Max and Miles Lynnea Mallalieu Lynnea Mallalieu In Honor of PFC Bellamy Margaret Bishop Margaret Goolsbee Margaret Rawson in memory of Boomer and Ruby Marie Frick In Memory of Lillie Bell (BSR 1192) 2008-2023 Mariw Albright Marla Cassidy In Honor of Sammie Polma Marta Varela Martha and David Cordell Martin Killgallon Marty Stebbins Mary Hughes Mary Restifo in memory of Spooky Mary Whalen Matthew LAMOTTE Matthew McBeath Maureen Comer In Honor of Jim Comer Max Cassidy Max Gray Susan Gray Megan Broderick Kristine Mantel Megan Strickland Melissa Loder In Honor of Sammie Polma Melissa Wolff-Burke Tessa - our first Girlkin Merilynn Wick in memory of Buddy Meybohm Real Estate Michael and Susan McMahon Michael Hoffman Michael Johnson Michael McMurry Michael McMurry Beau and in honor of all my Boykins Michael Rogers Kathy Rogers MICHAEL SCHIERBERL Michele Gladstone Michelle Taylor Midge Mercer Bonnie Midge Mercer Mildred Plyler Mindy Durrance In Memory of Adrianne Williams MM Bragdon CE Powell Hank Pennington Molly Hester Monique PHILIPS Nancy Spool Nancy Boykin Sam Boykin Nancy Burford Teddy Nancy C. Townsend Nancy Nastasi Banks Nancy Olenik Nancy Sikes Nancy Stute Nancy Wilson Natalie Lynn Network for Good Nicholas Broumas Olivia Cassidy In Honor of Frank & Paula Polma Paige Johnson Brandi (You're a Fine Girl) Pamala Fox Pamela Hanna Pampered Chef Patricia (Patti) Wagner Patricia Downey in memory of J&L Grace Abounds Patricia Pearson Paypal Peggy Stoltz Penny LeClair Penny Perry Phil and Karen Hinchman Philip A. Wilheit Phillips Brown Carol Brown Phyllis Patrick Judy Armstrong Phyllis Patrick All BSR Volunteers Pixie Roberson Ralph Lassiter Rebecca Palmore Red Spaniel Taxidermy Red Spaniel Taxidermy Red Spaniel Taxidermy Rhonda Burgess Rhonda McCraw richard gotz In Memory of my little buddy Otis Ridge Diven in memory of Karen Diven Robert and Dianne Banker Robert and Dianne Banker In Kind Robert and Ruth Harvey Robert Childress Robert Rafter Robert Runkle Roberta & Dr. Melvin Haysman Kamine-Haysman Sandra Ferley Sandra McAvoy Scott Seidel Shannon Phillips Shannon Phillips Sharon Buffington In memory of Abbe and DJ Sharon L. Duncan Rusty & Chance Sharon McConkey Shelley Space in memory of Chachaand Cocoa Sherry Miles In Memory of Maci Sherry Westmoreland sonia minors In memory of Rhett Stacey Cornell Stacie Court on honor of Cynthia Heil Stacy Meyer Gay In Honor of Pretty Opossum BSR-1504 Stacy Meyer Gay Stephen and Marsha Hall Paula Lawrence Birthday Stephen Windom Steve Pedersen Sue Kaloyannides in honor of Beth Gonella Susan Beardslee Susan Danforth Susan Gravely in memory of Woodrow and Newt Susan Kahler Susan Stewart Augie Doggie Suzanne Woertz BSR Otis and all those who brought him to us Sybill & Howard Noll in memory of Carolinas Amazing Grace Tara Scott Tay Laster Bailey Laster Ted Woods Thomas Crittenden Torrey Massey Nelli Tory B. Virdell All My dogs Past Toy S. Glennon Tracy & Steve Ciccanti Tracy Tolaney Lewinski Valerie Veal Mack, Cabella, Reese. In honor of Crickett Victor Wintermantel in memory of Beau Victoria Heil Victoria Warner In Honor of Sammie Polma Virginia Lewis W. Carter Bryers in honor of Carson Quarles J. Carson Quarles Walter M. Przybyl Wanda Collins Wayne Huffstetler in memory of Gibson Weezie Louise Bryan Wendy and Larry Odell Grady and Taylor Will and Anna Ruth Cox William Bauman and Phyllis Kaye William Furman Pam Furman William Kempffer Yasmin Cypel In memory of Dazzle and Cherry Zach Guest In Honor of Essel and Lynn Pennington Zeffy <None Specified>