Today, I would like to introduce you all to the BuckHawk Center Animal Rescue site. I know, I know, there are tons of worthy causes out there but this one is special. I have first hand knowledge of animal rescue -- thanks to my daughter.
She walked in one day with a 5 week old Borkie -- Beagle / Yorkie mix. He was tiny, dirty, hungry and not sure he liked this great big world. To make a long story short, we took him in. His name is Jordan, he is almost a year old and he is a nut! We couldn't love him any more than we do.
For Jordan's full story, see Beagle + Yorkie = Borkie | Meet Jordan I just couldn't imagine anyone leaving that adorable puppy out in the cold to die. I gained a new appreciation for those that work, tirelessly rescuing animals in need and placing them in new homes.
I had met Susan online at a site we both frequent and we hit it off. I knew she was the director of an animal rescue center but that was about it. After reading some of the heart wrenching stories of rescued or abandoned dogs, I realized Susan deals with the emotional gamut I felt when we found Jordan, on a daily basis. She is a very special person, as are all the volunteers of the BuckHawk Center Animal Rescue.
BuckHawk Center Animal Rescue Info
The BuckHawk Center was started in 2002 by a group of passionate volunteers while sitting around a kitchen table. Every one of them agreed the purpose for the center was to stop the suffering of man/woman's best friend. They wanted to provide a home for abandoned, hurt or unloved animals. The BuckHawk Center was born.
The center is completely run by volunteers. Their time, their money and their love are what they share with the animals. They use their cars and gasoline to transport the animals, their personal computers and internet to place the dogs in adoptions, raise awareness and raise funds; they even purchase supplies like fencing out of their own pocket when they can to keep the dogs safe while at the center.
They give what they can without expecting reimbursement because at BuckHawk, the dogs come first.
The center is located in the Ozark Mountains of South Central Missouri. It's out in the boonies a bit but the dogs love it that way! They can run jump play and even talk to the neighboring horses through the fence! It's a dogs dream setting, wouldn't you agree?
The dogs are cared for and loved by the volunteers until they are adopted out or if not a good candidate for adoption, a dog will live out his days in the loving environment of the Buckhawk Center.
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One main and constant concern is money. The Buckhawk Center is a registered non-profit organization with US tax exempt status and a publicly supported charity under IRS code 501(c)(3). That means that all donations are tax deductible to the person donating. The center is always in need of more funds to offset the cost of care for these abandoned, unloved or hurt animals. Typical costs include veterinarian care, pet supplies, equipment, food and more.
To read more about the BuckHawk Center or to make a donation (any size is greatly appreciated), visit their website at BuckHawk Center Animal Rescue site. Below are great stories about some of the successful adoptions and the dogs that call the BuckHawk Center home:
WARNING: Some of these stories will make you tear up, scream and then be happy there is a place for these animals!
Donating to the BuckHawk Center or an animal rescue near you will help ensure these poor animals have a happy, healthy life and a chance to find just the right family!
So, it's official, the BuckHawk Center Animal Rescue is one of
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