Trusty, a puppy born to a pregnant Schnauzer mix we rescued, using his water bowl to cool off in the hot Palmdale summer sun.
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Fantastic Help from Hope For Paws
CMSR is qualified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations qualify for tax deductions as charitable contributions.
CMSR's federal ID number is 90-0722858.
Adopting a Rescue Dog from CMSR
CMSR checks out adopters to make sure that we are placing our dogs in homes where they will be loved and well cared-for. We require prospective adopters to complete an Adoption Application and we do home visits whenever feasible. There is a link to the Adoption Application in the last paragraph of the description of each dog.
Foster Homes URGENTLY Needed
We frequently need foster homes for Miniature Schnauzers and similar dogs pending their placement in permanent homes.
Rescue is expensive! Vet bills are by far our biggest expense, but there are also shelter pull fees, gas for trips to pick up dogs from shelters, and other expenses as well.
We try to save older dogs and dogs with medical problems because they are the least likely to make it out of shelters alive, but rescuing them is much more expensive than rescuing young, healthy dogs.
If you can help, we'd be very grateful. You can send us money one of three ways:
- Mail a check, payable to CMSR, to our Treasurer:
13890 Andover Drive
Magalia, California 95954
- Send funds by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please check the "Family and Friends" box. That way, Paypal will not deduct a transaction fee.
- Easiest, but Paypal will charge us a transaction fee—click on the Paypal button:
Amazon Smile—Help CMSR when you shop on Amazon!
Buying something on Amazon? You can help us at no additional cost! Just sign in to Amazon using this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to CMSR! (Amazon says the donation will be made on most purchases, except for subscriptions and certain other categories.)
Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant Award
CMSR is honored to have been awarded an Adoption Options in Action grant award from Petfinder in October 2016. We thank Petfinder very much for recognizing our efforts to save as many dogs as we can and to get them into great new homes.
Thanks very much also to Ryan and Nicole Birdsall for alerting us to the opportunity to apply for the grant and for preparing the grant application—as well as all their help in fostering and transporting dogs. We are very grateful to have you as active participants in CMSR.
Shelter Pets Count
CMSR is proud to participate in the Shelter Pets Count initiative which was kindly funded by Maddie's Fund. The Shelter Pets Count initiative was designed (a) to provide better information on the number of homeless pets passing through shelters and rescues and the numbers returned to owner, adopted and euthanized, and (b) to encourage shelters and rescues to make their disposition numbers available to the public. CMSR's numbers for 2016, along with less detailed information for prior years, can be found on our new Dispositions page.
CMSR would like to extend a huge thank you to Hope For Paws.
Hope For Paws has helped us rescue six dogs with broken legs and broken pelvises by paying for the surgeries on Bailey, Mia, Owen, Dory, Dickens, Sam, and Obi-Wan. In addition, Hope for Paws paid the medical expenses on Bella and Bowie, for whom they asked our help in finding homes.
Hope For Paws is renowned in the rescue world for rescuing scared dogs in dangerous places, such as adjacent to freeways and busy streets. Hope For Paws then posts videos of its astounding rescues. You can see the videos on Hope For Paws' website: http://www.hopeforpaws.org/
A donation to Hope For Paws will help them help more animals in need.
Here is one example of the incredible rescues Hope for Paws accomplishes on a regular basis: