Treasured k9s is a 501(c)(3) Jindo Rescue based in the NYC Tri-State area.
Events and Updates
The Jindo World Lost a Very Special Jindo on 9/4/2016
On September 4, 2016 the world lost a very special Jindo. Minnie passed away unexpectedly and far too soon, even at the age of 13. The gravity of her loss extends far beyond my own unbearable grief. Minnie taught me about Jindos; coming into our lives by chance. Once we discovered she was a Jindo, I began volunteering with a Jindo rescue. That eventually led to me starting Treasured k9s and teaching the East Coast about Jindos. I met Rosalind when she pulled a couple Jindos from Brooklyn, who eventually started Two Dog Farms, Inc.. Jindo Dog Rescue Network was created by me because of Minnie. If you adopted a Jindo from us, it's because of her. If you learned about Jindos from us, it's because of her. She has saved hundreds if not into the thousands of Jindo lives and changed the lives of the same number of humans forever. Minnie was a driving force in me and was behind everything I've done for Jindos.
Her death comes exactly 4 weeks before Treasured k9s' one and only fundraising event of the year, Best Friends Animal Society - Strut Your MuttNYC. In my own grief, I do not have the strength to run a major fundraising campaign. Without funds we cannot carry on Minnie's legacy. Please honor her with a donation or join our team and expand her legacy.
Click here for Treasured k9s team page:http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/treasuredk9s
Urgent Donations Needed!
EMERGENCY DONATIONS NEEDED!
Our sweet Korean dog meat market survivor May, was hospitalized the afternoon of July 4 at a 24-Hour emergency vet. She was in serious condition with labored breathing and not eating. After two sets of inconclusive x-ray, we proceeded with extensive diagnostics today including a scope to rule out tumor/bleeding, ultrasound to see the lung more clearly, and tracheal wash to collect a sample. The results were surprising. May still has pneumonia but also has a secondary infection that is puzzling the doctors. We are now waiting for results of a lung worm test (takes 2-3 days) and fungal cultures (4 days). May cannot breathe without being on oxygen, thus she cannot leave the care of the 24 hour emergency vet. The bills are quickly exhausting our funds.
We were all shocked because she was seen just Friday July 1, x-rays taken and appeared to be on the mend. Saturday and Sunday she appeared to be doing the best she’d been, reports her foster mom.
Treasured k9s has spent just under $5000 on May’s care for the first 2 days and that’s only for the DEPOSITS on the total bill. We did not anticipate this financial burden when we agreed to step in and take May on when her adopter failed to show up. The rescue group responsible for her had no backup plan thus leaving May stranded. Had it not been for the two wonderful rescuers who were kind enough to jump in the car and pick up May from the airport, May would have been sent to the NYC AC&C where she’d be dead by now.
Treasured k9s is dangerously close to exhausting all of our funds. May is at an emergency vet and we must pay 80% of the estimates up front to continue treatment. We will hopefully have a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan tomorrow.
Treasured k9s must raise a MINIMUM of $6000 to ensure we can continue treating her. This is likely to be a difficult case. She has an adopter waiting but we must get her healthy enough before she can go to her forever home.
If you would like help, click here to donate to May’s expenses. Checks can be made payable to Treasured k9s and mailed to: P.O. Box 575 Georgetown, CT 06829-0575
SYM NYC 2016! Join Our Team Today!
Get ready to support Treasured k9s in the Best Friends Animal Society Strut Your Mutt NYC walk. October 1, Hudson River Park. Fundraising is open! Please CLICK HERE to join or support our team with a donation. We're already off to a great start winning $100 from Best Friends!
Each year, Treasured k9s relies on Strut Your Mutt to raise our entire annual operating budget. Many of our adopters and supporters join the team for a fun filled morning. Its a great time to come out and meet our Jindos and hang out with like minded dog people.
Treasured k9s, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and reduce the number of homeless Korean Jindo dogs in the United States and other canine breeds when possible, by utilizing all training methods including dog psychology, pack mentality and positive reinforcement to reduce behavioral problems thus, increasing adoptions and owner-retention rates.