|September 10, 2012 ---|
Happy 5th Anniversary Border Collies In Need! BCIN's Circle of Life mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing border collies is as strong as ever. We are proud to tell you that BCIN has placed over 650 dogs into their loving and forever homes since September 10, 2007. That's an average of saving 2.8 dogs per day. Congratulations to BCIN's volunteers, adopters, and supporters who have given these dogs a second chance at life.
Border Collies In Need has embraced many changes over time which has given this rescue program a strong foundation from which to function and network effectively. BCIN's commitment to participate in community outreach programs such as Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue, the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles, Petsmart Charities, Best Friends Animal Society's No More Homeless Pets Coalition and its No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) Initiative provides this organization nationwide and local credibility, and solidarity amongst the rescue community in our pursuit to end animal homelessness and suffering. These programs have networking opportunities which allow the rescue community to connect with an instant forum for common interests, goals, and solutions.
Although rescuing Border Collies will always remain our primary function, BCIN has been busy fundraising for the dogs in our program. This year we hosted the 2nd Annual Dogs Days of Summer Golf Tournament on July 28th at the Indian Hills Golf Club in Riverside. Nobody won the Audi A6 hole-in-one prize, but there is always next year. The day's photo album and festivities can be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BCIN.Inc.
We are once again excited to be participating in the Best Friends Animal Society's 2012 Strut Your Mutt Fundraising Walk. BCIN encourages you to support our rescue program on the morning of September 22th at the Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles. Please considering donating to our team at www.strutyourmutt.org/team/bcin
We can reflect over the last 5 years about several of our medical needs dogs that have been helped because of your generosity - Molly, Trooper, Hope, Kizzy, Jilly, Cosmo, Amber, Patch, Cotton, Angel, Ferris, Huey, Ringo, Jesse, Angel, and most recently, Dylan & Bentley. BCIN has never had to turn away or euthanize a BC just because there wasn't any money to help with an ER or medical crisis. Thank you past and present donors for saving their lives and making this a reality.
Our reward for the dedicated rescue work we do is when we hear from you, especially when we receive an update and photo about a dog you adopted from us. Please let us know how we are doing, and if you have any suggestions, feel free to drop us a line.
Thank you so much for being part of Border Collies In Need's Circle of Life. What has been achieved over the last 5 years is truly humbling. We look forward to future accomplishments in our quest to help as many Border Collies as we can.
On behalf of BCIN's extraordinary volunteers,
Founder, Border Collies In Need