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Leslie Taylor
I'm a daughter - sister - Episcopalian - Soldier - veteran - eclectic - music aficionado - aquaholic - friend - dog lover - outdoors-o-phile - fisher - writer - uber geek - IT Specialist - photographer - pizza connoisseur - thinker - observer - hard head - NCIS addict - science fiction nut - blogger - social media fanatic - and more.
I'm a daughter - sister - Episcopalian - Soldier - veteran - eclectic - music aficionado - aquaholic - friend - dog lover - outdoors-o-phile - fisher - writer - uber geek - IT Specialist - photographer - pizza connoisseur - thinker - observer - hard head - NCIS addict - science fiction nut - blogger - social media fanatic - and more.
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Say hello to Gus, a Rottweiler mix pup that was hit by a vehicle in Little Rock, AR and left to die on February 9, 2014. I thank God for angels like the lady who saw him on the side of the road and stopped to help him. Through friends of friends this puppy made it to us that Sunday afternoon and we pulled him into rescue determined to give him the love and care he needed. He saw the vet the following day and after x-rays and an evaluation it was determined that Gus had a broken leg, a broken hip, a skull fracture, and was in need of stitches across his forehead as well as antibiotics and pain meds. Two surgeries were required to fix his broken leg and hip. The total vetting cost are going to run the rescue somewhere around $1000. So far with the help of all of our wonderful supporters we have managed to raise about $460. Gus’s first surgery was completed yesterday (Feb 18th) and he is doing great and is on the road to healing. He’s a great dog, determined to overcome this tragic life setback. He’s full of love, well behaved, and even with all the medical issues he is not a complainer – Gus is a fighter! Please help Gus and our rescue by supporting and helping us raise the funds to cover Gus’s medical needs. His second surgery will be scheduled in a few weeks. Liking our page, sharing our posts, donating to Gus’s care, and/or keeping him in your thoughts and prayers is all we can possibly ask for. Every little bit helps! If you have any questions or concerns I can be reached at 501-613-7167. Gus is under the vet care of Dr. Nall in Malvern AR. They can verify any of the information in this post and are also accepting by phone donations for Gus’s care at 501-337-9383. Donations can also be made by PayPal via our webpage link below or sent to our PO Box 1621 Malvern, AR 72104. Any checks or money orders should be made out to Cas Cares Rescue. We appreciate all the help and support! We will continue to send out updates on Gus.

Sincerely,
Chassidy Siratt
Operations Manager – Cas Cares Rescue

Donation Link:
http://cascaresrescue.wix.com/cas-cares-rescue#!donate/ctzx

"Gus" is named after Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, who was considered to be the most philanthropic of all Roman Emperors. So break out your philanthropic spirit and make a tax deductible donation to Gus's medical bills and recovery. It will warm your heart. Please donate to Cas Cares Rescue today.

Here is a personal message from Cas Cares Rescue.
"PLEASE READ! I SELDOM ASK THIS.
I guess you can consider this a mini-State-of-the- Rescue-address. A non-profit ideally runs solely off of donations and income related to it's activities. Unfortunately for many involved in rescue work, this isn't the reality of the situation. Animals in our care represent an obligation and responsibility. We can't simply stop caring for them when funds dry up. That means small rescuers are forced to dip into their own pockets to cover expenses - to essentially extend a personal loan to the non- profit entity. My rough calculations indicate that in just the past six months we have loaned our rescue somewhere between 3 to 6% of our gross annual household income. If this trend continues, we are on track to exceed 10% of our pretax income over the next calendar year. Needless to say, we cannot afford this and neither can the rescue afford to pay us back in the foreseeable future. We have been in the process of downsizing our operations every since donations became sparse (approx 9 months ago) but it is a slow process that has involved waiving many adoption fees -- thereby destroying the only revenue stream available to the rescue. We currently have 3 dogs, all in need of medical treatment before they even receive standard vetting, and 7 cats, most in need of standard vetting. This represents an unknown cost starting at about $500 just for the standard procedures, in addition to the weekly cost incurred in feeding them (around $50 a week at the moment, I believe) and providing them housing (animals tend to tear things up!). We appreciate the kind help of our vet and everyone that has made a donation of time, money,or food, but unless something changes, we have no choice but to scale back operations to a minimum or completely shut down. I am not asking for donations (although any would be greatly appreciated), simply asking everyone to understand that when you ask for the rescue's help at this time, you are potentially asking us to personally foot a bill that you are unable or unwilling to pay yourself. We believe very strongly in our mission, and find it difficult to turn down an animal in need, but we are nearing a point where we will be unable to even offer basic services due to both standing debt incurred and projected maintenance funds for the animals we are currently responsible for."
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