2016 was our first year of existence. We formed in August of 2016, and were approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 in October of 2016.
Shortly receiving our IRS 501(c)3 designation, we were able to take on our first dog, Pasha, who was found as a stray in Meade County, KY after being hit by a car, and suffering from a fractured femur. Later in the same month, Skittles, a skittish dog, joined us from New Albany, IN.
Being a 501(c)3, we firmly believe in being transparent and publishing available data. So, we’re sharing our data for 2016.
The first image below shows our total monetary income and expenses between August and December 2016, as well as the breakdown of the expenses.
The other images show the expenses in terms of dollar amount, as well as percentages.
2016 was a good year, and we will do our best to make 2017 an even better one. Our goal for 2017 is to save 10 dogs. This is an aggressive goal and means that several things will have to be in place, but we believe that together, we can do this!
On Wednesday, Pasha started physical therapy. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, and the skill and knowledge of Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen and her vet tech April, Pasha was able to work the underwater treadmill, and laser therapy.
Pasha is in the final stretch of his recovery from a fracture femur. Once he will be cleared by our team of veterinarians, he will be made available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this young dog, please feel free to complete an adoption application at https://www.cognitoforms.com/SaveOneSoul/SaveOneSoulAdoptionApplication
Late in October of 2016, we were contacted by a shelter in southern Indiana about a dog that was paralyzed with fear at the shelter. We agreed to help this dog, we named Skittles, in an attempt to help her overcome her emotional health issues.
Upon arriving at the shelter, we realized just how bad that Skittles’ condition was. She truly was scared of almost everything. Her way of dealing with her fear was to urinate and run away. It took all we had just to get her into our car, which was parked literally right outside of the shelter’s front door.
Luckily for Skittles, she likes the company of other dogs, and we were able to help her. For the first several weeks, we could not interact much with her. Instead, we allowed her to follow the lead of our own dogs. She learned to go to her crate for food and sleep. She learned that the other dogs come to us for loving and attention, and once she decided that it’s ok to approach us, things became much better for her. She soon began to trust us.
Skittles has flourished into a fun loving, mischievous young black lab. She enjoys going for walks, playing with the other dogs, eating, and taking naps. She is available for adoption and will soon have her first “audition”.
At only 8 months of age, Pasha was found as a stray in Meade County, KY. He had been hit by a car and was not able to use his left hind leg.
We worked with The Spirit Fund of Meade County to get Pasha transferred to us, so that we could get him the veterinary care he so badly needed: we first took him to Preston Animal Hospital, where he received an initial evaluation, and his routine vaccinations. Unfortunately, the fracture proved to be too involved to be handled by a primary care veterinarian, and we subsequently took Pasha to Elk Creek Animal Hospital, where he underwent surgical repair of his fractured left femur.
Pasha is recovering according to plan: while Pasha recently had the rod in his leg removed, he was also neutered at the same time. He will begin physical therapy in a little over a week, so that he can gain strength and range of motion in the affected leg. Once he will be released from veterinary care, he will be made available for adoption. If you’re interested in adopting him, please complete an adoption adoption application, so that we can get the process, which is very thorough, under way.