Charity of the Month for December: Operation Paws for Homes
Every month we highlight a different animal or veg charity. The Charity of the Month for November is Operation Paws for Homes in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and South Central PA.
Operation Paws for Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs who have overcome great odds and deserve wonderful, caring forever homes. These dogs are rescued from overcrowded high kill shelters in the southern region of the United States, primarily shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. They partner with local shelters as needed. They also rescue a few international dogs partnering with shelters and rescues in India and Turks & Caicos who rescue dogs from dangerous and deplorable conditions.
Their organization is volunteer-powered by a dedicated group of animal lovers who have seen the horrors and sad fate of dogs who find themselves abandoned and left to fend for themselves in the world. They started OPH to help give these deserving dogs a second chance. OPH does not operate a shelter or have a physical location. They rely on foster families who open their homes to give love and attention to each dog while s/he waits for a forever home.
More information can be found on their Veg Groups page.
Operation Paws for Homes is 100% donor funded. They receive no funding from federal, state, or county governments. As a result, they rely on the generous donations from their supporters and the adoption fees for each dog in order to save the dogs in need that join their rescue organization.
You can find links to their site, adoption page, and donation page from their Veg Groups listing or you can go to their website’s donation page. Their website also lists many ways you can get involved through fostering or volunteering.