March 2022 Charity Spotlight: SNAFU Rescue
SNAFU Rescue (Short Noses And Friends United Rescue) is dedicated to Rescuing, Rehabilitating, and Rehoming short-nosed dog breeds in need.
The SNAFU Rescue team, comprised solely of volunteers, works to raise money to remove dogs from commercial breeding systems and from commercial breeder dog auctions while also assisting with the costs of necessary veterinary care and spay/neuter costs. When needed, SNAFU Rescue also takes in short-nose breeds from owner-surrender situations and shelters.
Meet Bernie. Born with a severe heart condition, Bernie was facing congestive heart failure and a short life. But thanks to Bernie’s foster family, a pro-bono veterinary consultation, and the HUGE fund-raising efforts of SNAFU Rescue, Bernie was able to receive life-saving surgery on March 30th and is recovering nicely. Just 24 hours after his surgery, Bernie was eating, drinking, and greeting every passerby with a wigglebutt.
Located mainly in the Midwest, SNAFU Rescue rehabilitates short-nosed dogs taken into their rescue and facilitates the adoption of eligible dogs. When space is not available, they coordinate with a network of other rescues and/or place dogs in need with vetted foster families.
Nationwide adoptions are available provided the approved adoptive family is willing to travel to SNAFU Rescue to pick up their dog. If, for any reason, they are not able to keep the dog, they must agree to return their adopted dog to SNAFU Rescue or to the original foster home at their own expense.
In 2021, SNAFU Rescue rescued nearly 100 dogs and 35 are still in foster care today. Many dogs have medical issues requiring costly medical care. 4Knines is proud to support SNAFU Rescue with a cash donation and by donating a variety of 4Knines products to their upcoming silent auction, taking place on the SNAFU Rescue Facebook Auction page from April 28 through May1. We hope you will consider supporting this nonprofit group by participating in the auction or donating directly to SNAFU Rescue.