ARF of Rincon is funded 100% by supporter donations. This is what we do with your donations:
When a dog or cat is rescued, the first thing we do is to put the animal by himself/herself until he or she is vaccinated. Afterwards (at least 10 days) the rescued animal can socialize with others. If not spayed/neutered, then an appointment is made for this procedure. ARF of Rincon pays for all the vaccines, shots, and medical procedures until the animal is adopted; the adoption fee is used to cover these costs.
However there are other expenses. Take for example Ebony. Ebony was rescued from the streets in September 23rd, 2014; she was wandering along Route 115 and could have been hit by a car at any moment. When Ebony was taken to the vet, it was discovered that she was heart-worm positive. She has to be in a treatment for two months, then she can be placed for adoption. It is estimated that the heartworm treatment will cost over $700. Plus, while in a foster home, ARF of Rincon also covers the expenses of food. And when you adopt one of four-legged rescues, we bathed him/her and put a new collar on the animal.
In order to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats, ARF of Rincon assists the local residents with spay/neuter vouchers for low cost sterilization procedures. The owner of the animal pays a portion of the expenses and ARF of Rincon covers the rest. This is done throughout the year, if the funds are available.