We've been so brave. We're experiencing something we've never experienced before. It's shaken us to our core. And when it's over, it will be like walking out to the aftermath of a massive tornado.
But we're a hearty breed, us humans. We'll pick up the pieces. We'll re-build our lives and our world.
And as we do, we'll stand in awe of the goodness that surrounds us. Of those who continue to play on, like the string quartet on the Titanic. Those who do their best to help calm everyone in these troubled waters.
In the worst of times, we witness great things. Against all odds, it shines through. Our humanity. Our compassion. Our determination.
We have never been more TOGETHER than now. All across this world.
Still, it's very difficult to ask for help. Like the rest of the amazing charitable organizations out there, we know that our supporters are carrying their own worrisome loads right now. We love and appreciate you so much. The last thing we want to do is add to your troubles. So if all you can do at this moment is cheer us on, we'll take it. Just knowing you're thinking of us means a lot. But if you can help us, even just a little, we might all be amazed at what happens.
Upcoming fundraising events have been cancelled and we are in the midst of the most costly year in our history. Last year, our expenses (mostly veterinary) totaled just over $50,000 for the ENTIRE year. This year so far, as of the end of April, we have already incurred over $40,000. In the last week of April alone, we've had two emergency surgeries for Adagio and Poppy. And we have 3 to 4 surgeries lined up for May.
But you know it and we know it, these deserving beagles are worth every bit of worry and struggle.
With 25 special needs beagles in our current care, we really need a lifeboat.
We are so fortunate to have so many incredible supporters. If everyone were to send just a small gift, we'd have that lifeboat in no time.
We'll howl again. Don't know where. Don't know when. But I know we'll howl again some sunny day. So keep smiling through just like you always do until the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.