“Beggin’ For Bucks: 65,000 Pet Lovers Wanted”

Campaign Will Fund Permanent No-Kill Animal Shelter

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that five to seven million companion pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately three to four million are euthanized. Las Vegas-based non-profit organization Adopt a Rescue Pet (ARP) is doing its part to save thousands of those animals. ARP has launched “Beggin’ For Bucks: 65,000 Pet Lovers Wanted” – a fundraising campaign that will support the organization’s effort to build a no-kill animal sanctuary and canine retirement ranch.  The organization hopes to reach its $650,000 goal by collecting $10 donations from 65,000 pet lovers across the country by October 15, 2012.

“We desperately need the public’s help,” said Elizabeth Rubin, ARP founder and president. “This sanctuary is a necessity to save the lives of an increasing number of homeless pets.”

The no-kill sanctuary and canine retirement ranch, which will be located on several acres of land in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, will house more than 300 dogs and offer on-site adoptions. ARP currently cares for more than 300 dogs, housing some at a local kennel, in foster homes, and others in temporary structures on the site of the future sanctuary. Pets are transported by volunteers to and from local adoptions every weekend.

“The depressed economy and expenses of animal care have stretched our ability thin to care for an increasing number of dogs in need,” said Rubin. “Without this expansion, dogs that could be saved will lose their homes and be sent to public shelters where, sadly, they will likely be killed.”

ARP has saved more than 13,000 animal lives since it began 12 years ago. The organization relies on volunteers for operational support and public donations for financial support. Monthly operating expenses for food, medical care, transportation and supplies exceed $8,500 per month.

To show your support, ARP is asking that you share its “Beggin’ For Bucks” virtual button, which can be found on the organization’s Facebook page (

Your $10 donation and Facebook support will help ARP build a no-kill animal sanctuary and save lives. For more information on ARP or to make your donation, visit

About Adopt A Rescue Pet:  Adopt A Rescue Pet, formerly known as Shelter Dog Rescue, was created by a group of individuals who rescued purebred dogs scheduled for euthanasia at animal shelters in Clark County, Nevada. By January 1999, Shelter Dog Rescue had grown into an organization that included volunteers who rescued a variety of animals needing a second chance at finding a loving home. Since obtaining non-profit status in 2000, Adopt A Rescue Pet has grown to be one of Nevada’s largest animal rescue groups providing a safe haven for dogs suffering from abuse, neglect, homelessness or death. Currently, Adopt A Rescue Pet houses rescued dogs in foster homes, local boarding facilities, and its “under construction” rescue ranch and retirement facility. Adopt A Rescue Pet receives no state or federal funding – it relies solely on the generosity of its contributors and tax-deductible donations received from the public. 

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