Friday, April 11, 2008

Brooklyn Animal Foster Network. Appeal for Support. April, 2008.

Cross-post for BAFN:

April 10, 2008

Dear Friends and Animal Lovers,

As you most certainly know, through no fault of our own, the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network, which has tirelessly served the community and its homeless animals for years, remains suspended from saving further animals from the New York City kill shelter system (NYCACC). Many other groups and rescuers have also been banned.

As a result, I am forced to plead for your continued and steadfast support. In the past, BAFN has been able to accomplish its mission mainly through the collection of adoption fees for the animals we saved from NYCACC. Now unable to rescue these dogs and cats, we are now in dire need of income to be able to continue to accept the many animals we rescue before they enter the shelter system. They come from Brooklyn’s streets, gardens and alleyways and from people in dire need of re-homing their pets.

Your continued and consistent donations are vital. In addition to standard vetting costs, as a business, the BAFN must also find ways to fund animal transport, additional medical costs, veterinary boarding fees, training fees for those with behavioral issues, insurance and modest general operating costs.

Without you, we could not have saved the life of a tabby found by our Park Slope neighbors last week. Starving, this abandoned housecat was brought up to date on vaccinations and neutered. The BAFN placed him into a loving furever home at last Saturday’s weekly adoption event. Still, our adoption fees remain at a reasonable $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Without BAFN, and without your donations, this happy tail would have ended very differently.

Today, animals like little Swee Pea still need your help! This unconditionally loving, petite Lab mix pup was abandoned to forage for food in garbage cans. At 7 months old, she has already seen some of the worst that life has to offer, and yet she is boundless in her love for her foster family. Without your help, we could not have saved this sweet girl from emaciation and a life in the streets or worse— and without your continued help, others will not have the opportunity to find the joy of a permanent home.

Please consider making and immediate donation to the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network. You can provide life to these abandoned animals, and in light of the current situation, there has never been a more urgent need for your donation.

• Consider a donation of $300 to provide an animal with a full round of vaccinations and a spay/neuter operation. • Donate $100 to fund the life-saving training of an animal previously thought unadoptable. • Donate $25 to help provide leashes, collars and other supplies to animals who have no one else to provide for them.

Your tax-deductible donations are vital to the life of this organization, and without them, we and the animals we serve are without hope. Please open your heart to them today.


Laurie Bleier Director

Your tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted!

Whether you are visiting us from just around the corner or from across several continents, you can touch the lives of these deserving, wonderful animals in our care. Donation receipts are available upon request. BAFN is a non-profit community animal service organization which has been serving NYC and surrounding areas since 2005.
501 (c) 3 Fed. I.D. #20-3635635 Tax Exempt

Donations can be mailed to:

The Brooklyn Animal Foster Network 392 14th Street, 4B Brooklyn, NY 11215
Or you can donate securely online here.

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