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  • July 2012 Aucton: Bid For the Bullies of SoCal Bulldog Rescue!



    Welcome to our monthly auction! This month's auction proceeds will be going to the Southern California Bulldog Rescue.

    To those who are new to the forum, each month we are going to host an auction for charity from the 1st to the 7th day. 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Charity that we are hosting it for.

    Please visit the following forum URL to view the auctions that are available:

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...tions-charity/

    Auctions will end 8pm Eastern Standard Time on May 7th.

    Important Information:


    • To bid on item, simply reply to the topic with a bid amount at least $1.00 higher than the last person's bid.
    • Remember, there could be more than one page of bids!
    • If you are the first bid, please start with the "Opening Bid" listed in the first post of each auction under the description.
    • You must have a Paypal account to bid. You can open a paypal account at http://www.paypal.com
    • Payment is due within 5 days of the auction end. Please do not make us wait to get packages to the post office. Your prompt payment is appreciated.
    • If you are the winner, you will receive a private message with further instructions.
    • Please remember your bid includes shipping!



    If you have items you would like to donate to our monthly auctions, please contact @BruceP or @LariP

    CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS MONTH'S AUCTION ITEMS!


    Have fun and happy bidding!

    ~Southern California Bulldog Rescue~

    Bulldog rescue has always been a volunteer program and done by owners of bulldogs that really wanted to express their devotion to the breed by saving those unwanted by others. We recognize the special needs of the breed and that the care needed can't be archived in an animal shelter setting when so many other dogs are in need too. Volunteers take the bulldogs from the shelters and let the shelters have more space for other dogs. Volunteers undertake the care the bulldogs will need on our own with public support. The bulldogs taken are usually the older ones, sick and injured that a shelter would most likely not find a home and would need to put to sleep.

    SCBR history begins with several volunteers being part of a bulldog rescue program that was associated with the local bulldog show group and operated under their umbrella. The volunteers worked under the direction of the club worked successfully for many years until the club started to put limits on the actions of rescue.

    Over a period of a few months, the club proposed changes that would only accept younger dogs, the number of dogs and expenses per dog that would limit how many bulldogs would be rescue each year. The volunteers doing expressed concerns at the lack of support in fund raising, assistance in obtaining a 501c for fund raising and promoting rescue as being needed.

    The relationship soured quickly between volunteers that continued to take dogs not approved by the club and assuming care of the bulldogs on their own, and the club proposals for limited rescue in other ways.

    The end of the rescue program with the bulldog club came with the volunteers leaving the rescue under the umbrella of the club and starting Southern California Bulldog Rescue.

    SCBR was established the end of 2006 by volunteers and with the support of adoptive homes as an open and self promoted bulldog rescue program. Volunteers freely started fund raising activities, worked on obtaining foster homes, involved themselves in community education programs on bulldog care and pursued non-profit reconnection to benefit bulldog rescue.

    SCBR is still all volunteer and a bulldog rescue program, it is significantly larger that when it started with core members and has gown from saving few bulldogs a month, to rescuing over 15 each month.

    Misson
    The mission of So Cal Bulldog Rescue is to bring about a time when there will be no more homeless bulldogs and every bulldog born can be guaranteed a good life. So Cal Bulldog Rescue provides the care and time that an otherwise unwanted bulldog needs in order to be placement in better homes. We find homes for the English Bulldogs that need them.

    Goals
    To accept Bulldogs whose owners can no longer keep them.
    To retrieve Bulldogs from shelters or any other source so they may live to see another day.
    To find responsible, stable, loving new homes for all rescued Bulldogs.
    To only place Bulldogs that have been 100% neutered or spayed, to help reduce the population of unwanted pets, by having the necessary surgical procedures performed before placement.
    To rehabilitate Bulldogs before placement by providing necessary medical treatment and training to increase the chances of successful placement.
    To place Bulldogs in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible, so they can start their "new lives" quickly.
    To thoroughly screen applicants before making placement decisions.
    To inform prospective adopters about the rescue program and the requirements for taking care of Bulldogs

    Programs
    The rescue provides shelter, rehoming assistance and the financial means for the medical treatment for over 150 bulldogs taken from animal shelters, from rescues and taken as owner surrenders each year. Our network endeavors to help bulldogs located in the Southern California area in finding suitable homes. Our network consists entirely of volunteers that perform all fostering, re-homing and placement of bulldogs that come into the program. A supporting network of approximately 20 other volunteers is engaged in providing the foster care, home checks, and transportation. For the benefit and education of the general public, we make our network available through our website for the purpose of answering questions about the breed and breed ownership in general, and ownership of rehomed dogs in particular. Our volunteers are also available to attend shelter fairs, adoptathons, and pet expos in order to responsibly introduce our breed to the public.

    Additional Comments from the Organization
    During the last 5 years, the number of bulldogs cared for by the rescue includes over 900 bulldogs that have been helped as part of the program and though community based support programs. The rescue relies entirely on donations for the support operation of various programs in the care and subsequent placement of the bulldogs.
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