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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: A new way to RESCUE! "Saving Animals by Keeping them in the Home they already have!" © Providing pet food assistance to the caregivers of animals who are struggling to feed them.

Results: We have distributed over 67,000 + lbs of Pet Food to our area's pets in need since our establishment in 2009 !

Target demographics: Individuals & families on supplimental income struggling to keep their animal family members. Seniors, especially the homebound.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 + animals in our community from being surrendered to a shelter !

Geographic areas served: Pasco County Florida and surrounding local counties

Programs: Our Raffle Program helps support our mission Pet Food Drives Proper Pet Parenting and Pet Care Seminars

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandmother is indigent and was unable to afford food for 13 year old Great Dane who was all she had left in life and was dying of ovarian cancer. She was going to have to part with the one thing she loved on this earth & some how Raffle Rescue learned of her situation & came to her rescue. Grandma & Dolomite will be forever grateful.
Thank You Raffle Rescue !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have been in dogs for half a century and recently was lucky to find this group. Everyone is super and they help insure that the dogs can stay with their current families. Absolutely the best concept I've ever come across.

frank.Tulips

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people of Pasco County Florida love Russell rescue and all it does for the folks here

Client Served

Rating: 5

Raffle Rescue has been a life saver for me and my animal family. They have provided food for my 2 dogs for the past 2 years, sometimes going beyond that and providing flea control, shampoo, toys, collars, leashes, odor eliminator. They really care about the welfare of my pets. Also they have helped me with wild house cats which is a major problem in my area, trap and neuter then release back into the wild to help keep the population down.

econh2o

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lisa is a terrific person who cares about animals. I met Lisa and we discussed my lack of a pet. I told her that my last pet was a manx cat and that I wasn't interested in another animal, but if a rescue manx came to her, then I would adopt. Lo and behold, Lisa brought a beautiful 3 year-old grey neutered manx came into my life.

His name was Mr. Stubs and although he was a far bigger cat that my first, he was a scaredy-cat. He hid his body under one of my end tables with his head between the wall and my sofa. Over time, he gave me his trust and he loved the house with the freedom and protection it provided. He learned about the two pet doors, the first that led him to an outside screened in patio, and the second door that led him into a fenced in yard.

Unfortunately, Stub became sick before I had him a year. He passed away guarding the door to his home on Columbus day. He was a nice cat.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Raffle Recue matched a 5-year old rescue manx named Stubby with me. He is a great cat and he loves the outdoors, summer and winter, alike.

I have two pet doors whitch let Stub go from the outside into the patio and then my home. This permits him to eat (and sleep) when he desires. Currently, he has made his "home" in a section of the yard under a set of stairs that go into my shed. "His" yard is fenced, and he "protects" the area, day and night.

"We' get up early. Around dawn, Stub will come into the house and "talk" to me, get his neck and back rubbed, then it is his meal-time before he returns to his yard. He makes a second "visit" around dusk. Maybe when he gets older, he will decide that airconditioning and a couch is an easier life, but until then, he he is enjoying the "wild" outdoors on a fenced in area of Lake Saxon.

He seems to be a happy cat and he has enriched my life. Thank-you, Raffle Rescue

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

To see the face on the folks when I deliver their pet food , makes the effort worthwhile. Kutos to the Raffle Rescue & Lisa for all her work and dedication to having made this organization possible !



" The late Prince "

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Lisa and I am amazed at her dedication, integrity and focus. She is an inspiration to all who meet her. I wish there were more people in the world like her!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Lisa for years. and I know her love of animals. It was only fitting that she found a way to match her love of animals with the needs of the more vulnerable residents of Pasco county. It is heartwarming to think so many people are inspired by Lisa's mission to help pets remain in their own home with their "people". During our visit, Lisa stopped at several pet stores to pick up donations!! This charity run by Lisa Bekiaris is a full time job, yet Lisa passionately does this for no money!! It takes a very committed and devoted person who believes so strongly in their mission to work so hard and so diligently for no pay!! In closing, I just want to say I am so proud of Lisa and so happy she found her niche, helping those who can't help themselves.

Jaana J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this charity! The idea for it is super and it actually works! Love Lisa :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a retired k9 officer that came to Fl due to an injury that placed me on disability. I joined ESRA English Springer spaniel rescue and fostered several dogs and found them forever homes. Well lo and behold I ended up keeping the two worst cases I had and they stayed with me. The only way I am able to do this is because of Lisa and Raffle rescue. She is kind and understanding and doesn't make you feel ashamed for asking for help. Always a smile and her volunteer equally gracious. Each month at her home and when I wasn't able to go to her she came to me. She and her staff and organization is a god send. Many thanks.
Norman Nadeau Tucker Fletcher.