It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Don’t BULLY Me Rescue is closing its doors. Our Facebook page and this website will remain open at least until January 31, 2017 so that we can continue to share our remaining dog, Harper, for adoption. Harper will remain with her current foster.
This decision was not made lightly. We were in talks with one promising candidate to lead the rescue, but eventually she declined the offer in December 2016. At that point, we began the tedious process of preparing to close.
Rescue is stressful, thankless and can be heartbreaking, and the folks who hand over their free time to save lives are true heroes. With that being said, I would like to thank my current Board—J Oliver, Ann Vanderlaan, and Kristian Wallace—for stepping up, and in, when all of the changes occurred in June. They provided the life raft in tumultuous waters, and I am forever in their debt for being the strong shoulders that were needed at that time.
We want to thank all of the fosters and volunteers who opened their hearts and homes to the dogs they helped to save, who were at adoption events, and helping with big fundraising events. The rescue would not have been able to save the hundreds that were saved without you. We hope that you will continue to help other rescues in saving lives.
Lastly, to our adopters, thank you. You gave our shelter and abandoned dogs the best homes we could have asked for. To our donors and followers, without your financial and emotional support, we would not have made it. Time and time again, you stepped up to help out when we needed it most. You shared our dogs so that they had the best chance of finding forever homes, and we will be forever grateful.
We encourage each and every one of you to find a rescue that you can donate your home, time and money to. Without you, rescues cannot survive, and without rescues, the animals die. Thank you again, be good to each other, and get out there and help save a life!
- President – Kim Young
- Vice-President – J. Oliver
- Treasurer – Ann Vanderlaan
- Secretary – Kristian Wallace