DALMATIAN RESCUE OF TAMPA BAY INC
Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay is a small group of dedicated volunteers working together to save at-risk (of euthanasia) Dalmatians and Dal-mixes in the state of Florida and other southern states when possible. No one receives compensation for their efforts and the group relies on donations to make it happen. DRTB averages 90 saves in a year with ~65 annual adoptions... the rest become care-for-life. Since we save many senior dogs abandoned by their owners and give them comfort and care until they reach a more natural end (based upon a normal life-span & health issues), a good number of dogs remain in DRTB's care through the use of foster homes. The group is very dedicated to the dogs and seeks to provide the best care that they can that will allow a dog to become adoptable.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
adopting several at-risk dogs and by experiencing the change a rescued dog can bring to the life of a human. The small nature of DRTB has allowed me to learn and experience many more aspects of rescue than the larger organizations would allow ... I am better for it.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
add more volunteers so that more dogs could be saved and more grants could be written to support our efforts.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
have more foster homes!
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Everything I now know about rescue and the need for all kinds of rescues i have learned here... every day is a new opportunity.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
The success of turning a dog's life around and finding them a home filled with love & respect is the highest of highs and sustains me through the despair of knowing we can't save them all.
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