- One calendar is for New Rochelle Humane Society in Westchester.
- The other calendar is for Bully Breed Rescue, which is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.
New Rochelle Humane SocietyTo order a calendar featuring shelter pets and Westchester police officers, go to the New Rochelle Humane Society website. The calendars are $20 and can also be purchased at the shelter.
The calendar has police officer representation from the following communities that NRHS services: New Rochelle, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Irvington, Larchmont, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and the Village of Mamaroneck.
Why support NRHS? Founded in 1911, the New Rochelle Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing individual loving care for lost, abandoned, injured, and mistreated animals. They rescue over 500 dogs and 900 cats each year.
About 50% of the shelter’s funding is from services provided for animal control (rescuing homeless cats and dogs). The other 50% comes from donations, wills and bequests. They do not receive any state or federal funding.
Bully Breed RescueTo order a 2014 Bully Breed Rescue calendar go to the BBR website and click on "Store." The calendar is a fundraiser for BBR. Calendars are $20 and shipping is $6. Why support this rescue?
BBR rescues, fosters and finds homes for some of the most deserving, and hardest to place dogs. BBR blogs on Patch about their challenges as well as their successes, like Aurora who started life at the end of a chain.
Here are a few other reasons BBR is a great rescue to support:
- Pit bulls are the most bred dog in the US and the hardest to find homes for.
- It is estimated that 1 million dogs classified as a pit bull are euthanized each year.
- Animal control facilities in cities all across the US have pit bulls numbering 40 to 60% of the shelter population at any given time.
- The best chance a pit bull has at survival once claimed or surrendered to an animal control facility is by being pulled by a rescue, and placed in a home.
- For every 1 pit bull placed in a foster or forever home 599 are killed, that includes dogs of all ages.