Adoption Donation Increase
While wishing it weren't true, BRSM must now request a minimum $400 donation for all new adoptions. But, if you're already in the queue, don't panic! Most adopter profiles received before August 13 will still be eligible for the $300 previously published. In the meantime, we hope you – our supporters, adopters, and advocates will understand why this is necessary. Basic vetting for beagles transferred from shelters includes an intake exam, vaccines, deworming, blood work, and neuter/spay; usually some antibiotics for a tick-borne illness or two; and possibly some boarding while awaiting spay/neuter...oh and maybe a couple of x-rays for good measure. It adds up quickly, and oddly enough this is what we HOPE FOR when we take in new dogs. Because BRSM is committed to rescuing beagles of any age and with any health condition, nearly 70% of our beagles need additional, more involved procedures such as treatment for heartworm disease, severe injuries requiring orthopedic surgery, vision problems – all costing far more than any adoption donation BRSM has ever requested! BRSM is a 100% volunteer-run organization, so we REALLY DON'T CARE about the money...except that we NEED the money to continue our good work. This decision has been a long time in the making, and we thank you for your support; we couldn't operate this rescue without the beagle-loving community behind us!!
Join us on Saturday, August 11 for an adoption event at the Arundel Mills Petsmart in Hanover, MD. We'll be there from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Don't forget shoppers! If you're ordering from Amazon, this is a quick and easy way to donate without actually writing a check!