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.
Impact StatementAs 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 StatementABR'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
Matching Funds DescriptionABR 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.