Donations to Straydog are very welcome!
Gordo went to
Adoption Day to help Tina out, and he took care of Shawna and
the Donations Jar.
yet, Bill," Gordo told me when I asked him how full the jar
Straydog is in red,
our Daily Operations
Fund is running low.
Straydog Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt
To make a donation
our Happy Home
you may mail a
P.O. Box 1465
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147
We now have the
capability to take
Visa, Master Card
and Discover Card
the phone or by email.
may Call us at 903-479-3497
Email the info to: Straydog147@yahoo.com
way to donate directly is via the Internet at
a credit card (or your checking account)
may donate via
Internet service PayPal. Please go to PayPal.com
click on "Send Money" to send a donation
your email address to our email address:
thank you very much!
Donating via the
Internet directly is easy
thanks to those who have already called in and/or emailed in credit/debit
card donations. All we have to have is:
(1) the credit card number,
(2) the name on the card,
(3) the expiration date,
(4) the billing address.
is really simple, and we don't pay a very high fee for this Internet
credit card service. After I go to the credit card service website,
I type in the Straydog Inc. password, and once in their site,
I plug in the information the contributor has given to me, and
the Internet credit card people transfer the donation into Straydog's
bank account, which is Straydog's operating fund. Thanks to everyone
who is helping us!
some info from PayPal about PayPal:
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Signing up for a PayPal
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their website at: http://www.paypal.com
"Best of the Web"
"Using the service
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"PayPal can play
a major role in your life. You can use it to pay for stuff at
auction sites, settle dinner debts with friends or nudge your
cousin to repay that $50 he borrowed at the family reunion."
are always in need of
funding at Straydog!
following was originally written on 12/08/03:]
We are starting
to get good response to this message from our regular contributors
who regularly read our website updates along with new contributors,
a lot of whom have phoned in and/or emailed in credit card donations.
All of the December 2003 newsletters are in the mail, and hopefully
within a week [from 12/8/03] we should be alright (financially)
for a couple of months. It's expensive running a no-kill shelter
the way Pat Arnold insisted it be run, though our expenses per
dog average much less than many shelters and sanctuaries.How so?
Because (1) the dogs live outdoors in hay-filled dog houses inside
plywood box shelters (i.e., no heated and air-conditioned kennel
building(s)); (2) I, Bill Arnold, co-founder and now manager of
Straydog Inc., receive no pay; (3) as of 12/1/03 we pay our eight
wonderful and extremely dedicated caregiver/kennel helpers wages
averaging a little less than $7.63 per hour and they each work
only 40 hours per week. ... Straydog does spend a lot of
money on medical care. And we are very grateful to Gayle and her
husband, Jim, for donating the funds to pay Ojay's ear surgery
bills. ... We believe that if a rescued dog can be brought back
to normal health, including repairing broken legs, etc., we ought
to do it. We ought to fix them. And we do. Somehow Pat always
took care of every medical situation, and we somehow found the
money by somehow reaching people who could help us, and we will
continue to seek to find the necessary finances to help all
the dogs who are in our care.
you would like to help with our ever-growing vet bills, donations
can be sent directly to:
Small Animal Clinic
1404 E. Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751
2101 S. Southeast
Tyler, Texas 75701
you may send a donation directly to our operations fund:
Straydog Inc., P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrel City, Tx.
thank you very much for your help and continued support.
A contributor emailed us suggesting we put
the following line on our website:
turn some of
your tax reduction
into a tax deduction!"
Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Corporation - DONATIONS
ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Note from Pat from autumn 2002 ... A long-time friend and supporter of
our Happy Home for Strays called recently and suggested that we
always print the following words on our webpage and in our newsletters:
keep us in your prayers and remember us in your will."
friend (and supporter) pointed out that many retired contributors
are living on the limited earnings from their investments (as
is he), and they cannot afford to send very large donations but
would be able to help us by remembering Straydog Inc. in their
wills, as this friend and supporter has done.
Sponsors of Straydog
You can support Straydog
by visiting our sponsors.
Another way to contribute
to Straydog Inc.
Straydog is signed up at
this shopping website. All potential donors have to do is go to
this site, register and list Straydog as their charity, then every
time they shop online with the merchandisers that participate
(and there are hundreds of them) Straydog is automatically credited
a certain percentage of the purchase. Checks are usually issued
once a month. So please
let people know about iGive.com. Every single supporter's online
shopping at over 550 popular stores can mean a donation for Straydog
Kroger Share Card
Contact us to get a
card to show the checker when you purchase something at Kroger.
Kroger sends us a percentage of your purchase.
Thumb Share Card
Contact us to get a
card to show the checker when you purchase something at Tom Thumb.
Tom Thumb sends us a percentage of your purchase.
closest we've come to disaster
FOLLOWING IS WHAT WE POSTED ON
HOMEPAGE OF JUNE 18, 2005
On 6/17/05 we had
$516 in the bank,
$378 of which
paid for the next
dog food purchase.
Inc. raise money!
STRAYDOG INC. IS A
TEXAS NONPROFIT CORPORATION * With 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status
from the IRS * DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
a No-Kill Dog Shelter is so expensive
that we simply keep
running out of money every couple of months
(Copies of all Straydog
Inc. Form 990 Tax Returns for every year all the way back to 1998
are available on line at GuideStar.org.)
*Please send a Check
to: Straydog, P.O. Box
1465, Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147
*You may make a Credit Card
Donation by calling 903-479-3497
*Our first reaction
to our shortage of funds is always to:
Reduce our Shelter
Population; Reduce Expenses!
the problem for dogs persists:
due to overpopulation continues!
The Straydog waiting list is a mile long!
Convincing everyone to spay and neuter is slow and difficult!
must continue to:
help Straydog again!
*You may donate directly
to our vet clinic:
(1) Rescue dogs, while
advocating spay and neuter!
(2) Rehabilitate rescued dogs!
(3) Provide a good home
at Straydog for each rescued dog!
(4) Adopt out dogs to good forever homes!
(5) Continue to rescue
more dogs until there are no more homeless dogs!
Morton Small Animal Clinic,
1404 E. Tyler Street, Athens, Texas 75751
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