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To balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of canines in the Central Texas area by providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded Boxers. Once placed in new homes they become more than just pets, they become family.

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IRS EIN: 42-1688441
Phone Number: 512-632-3652
Address: PO Box 14421
Austin, TX 78761
Austin Boxer Rescue (ABR) is in the process of purchasing a brick and mortar kennel in 2018 to use to home our dogs, instead of using vetting facilities. What does this mean for ABR? Well it overall won't change the way that ABR functions. We currently pull dogs, primarily from shelters that are about to euthanize them, send them to our veterinarian where they are boarded, vetted and evaluated. From there we work diligently to match our boarded dogs up with our foster homes. What this does is help ensure our fosters are getting the easiest and best match possible to help make fostering a fun, pleasant experience. The only difference will be our money will now go directly toward paying off the kennel. Once we have paid the loan in its entirety it will open our rescue up to be able to take on more dogs, expand our Silver Heart program for senior dogs, and will give us future stability. We will also be more able to help with natural disasters, hoarding situations and cruelty cases where we can accept a large number of dogs in a short period of time with minimal notice.

Impact Statement

As a breed-specific organization, Austin Boxer Rescue's sole commitment is to the health and well being of Boxers in the central Texas area regardless of age, location or condition. This rescue is 100% volunteer-based and receives no support from government or municipal entities.

The results of our efforts are reflected in the numbers of dogs rescued and placed. In 2016, ABR rescued 547, placing 388 into permanent homes, including those who will be permanently fostered due to age or chronic health concerns. Since its inception in 2005, ABR has played a significant role in rescuing over 4,000 dogs, touching that many families and being a champion for adopting and not shopping for dogs.

Needs Statement

ABR's current needs for funds are for:
1. Initial vetting and spay/neuter services ($200 per dog)
2. Heartworm treatment ($450 per dog) and medical costs for sick ($500 and up) and injured dogs ($1000 and up)
3. Starting January 2018 we will have monthly bills on the new property averaging $5,000-6,000/month
4. We will need dog beds, cleaning supplies and other supplies to properly care for the boxers in our care
We have so many successful adoptions, that it's hard to choose just one to share. Please check out our website to see all of the heart warming stories where Austin Boxer Rescue has helped a family grow, while forever changing the life of a homeless boxer.

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Matching Funds Description

ABR Volunteers have joined together to contribute a matching fund of $4,000 to Amplify your impact!
An anonymous funder has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating animal care and services organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.
We are always looking for fosters to open their homes until a permanent home can be found. We also need handlers and adoption assistants to help our homeless dogs find forever homes at our adoption days. We have events where we need volunteers to help organize events and run booths. There are weekly opportunities to assist with transports for dogs from shelters to the rescue.