Save A Stray
P.O. Box 201, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Phone 269-930-0871
Fax 888-551-2353

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What Can I Do?
 

Donate via Paypal!  Our medical expenses for foster pets far outweigh our adoption fee.  Consider donating to help with medical costs and together, we can continue to save these wonderful animals!



Support Our Supporters!

These local businesses support our efforts! Some help by hosting our Adoption Days, some allow us to have donation boxes at their business, while others help
promote our animals.


ABC Clinic
www.petrefugeabcclinice.com

Ace Hardware, Stevensville

Animal Care Center
www.accforpets.com


Arrow Pet Clinic

The Coast, 98.3
www.983thecoast.com



Edgewater Gifts

Elephants Breath Antiques

Family Farm & Home,
Benton Harbor

FuzzyButz Pet Bakery
www.fuzzybutzpet
bakery.com

G & M Variety Store

Hardings, Bridgman


Herald-Palladium

Independent Copier Service
www.IndependentCopier.net


MailMax

Mutterly Love
www.mutterlylovekennel.com


The Natural Gem

New Buffalo Animal Hospital


Nickerson Animal Health Center
www.nahc-vet.com


Pater True Value
www.truevalue.com


Paw Mart

Paws To Wash

www.pawstowash.com

Petmeds
news.petmeds.com

PetSmart
www.PetSmart.com

Perennial Accents
www.perennialaccents.com

Ready Web Solutions
www.readyweb
solutions.com

St. Joseph Animal Wellness
www.sjvet.com

Stay And Obey
www.stayandobey.com


smile.amazon.com

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
www.swmichigan.org



The Splendid Dog
www.TheSplendidDog.com


The Trade Lines

St. Joseph Today
www.stjoetoday.com


Two By Two Animal Hospital
www.twobytwovet.com

Wil-O-Paw Animal
Hospital

www.wil-o-paw.com



"We must become
the change we want
to see."
                               Ghandi

Where Your Purchase Helps Support Rescue!

IMPORTANT:  You must indicate "Save A Stray" in the message section during check out process.
 

Also check new information on facebook:


               

There are many ways to help our animals! Find one or more that fit your lifestyle and available time. Volunteer with us!

1. Help at an Adoption Day
We often need an extra hand to hold a dog, carry in a cat, fill a water bowl or transport a dog or cat to the event. Adoption Days are almost every Saturday. Check the Contact & Events page for locations.

We help dogs from Berrien County Animal Control (our county shelter) once a month with THEIR OWN Adoption Day! One Volunteer = One Dog who gets to attend! Volunteer to hold and love a dog for 2 hours or help transport to and/or from the shelter in Berrien Center.

2. Help with a Fundraising Event, share ideas for one or even do a fundraiser for us! 
Depending on the function, we could use your assistance helping care for animals who may be present, talking with people about the animals, selling tickets before or during the event, and set-up or tear-down. 


3. Become a Foster Pet Parent
Often people think they do not have it in them to be a foster pet parent. You may be surprised! Fostering - backbone of our organization - is the ultimate "hands on" experience if you love dogs or cats! Fostering is nurturing an animal as he/she embarks on a new chapter of life. Any neglect or abuse is now behind them - replaced by your love and care that will change their life forever! Foster parents learn first-hand a dog or cat's behavior, likes, habits and maybe even quirks and this knowledge and understanding helps to find them the permanent home. 

Medical care and often cost of food for foster pets is covered by Save A Stray.



4. Shop online and help our animals!
 go to smile.amazon.com and select Save A Stray (in Michigan) from the list of charities and we get a percentage for our dogs & cats!  




5. Use a Hardings e-scrip card when buying groceries at a Hardings Market! Through this wonderful program, Save A  Stray receives a percentage of your purchase! 

Email info@save-a-stray.org or stop at an Adoption Day for your Save A Stray eScrip card. They are free.  

   

         


6. Become a Fan on facebook. Follow activity and share thoughts and ideas! We are at facebook/Save-A-Stray Southwest Michigan.

7.
Donate an item from our Wish List.         


Click here to download our wish list!

Items can be dropped off at Martin's PawMart in St. Joseph or Harding's in Bridgman.







Remember, volunteering is just that, it's on a "volunteer" basis and we understand that.  We know people have family and lives and things to do.  

It's not all about fostering and having too many pets in your house! But I assure you, at the end of the day...it is all about the pets!


Helping a living creature in need is one of the most rewarding things we can do. It is what connects us to each other and brings us closer to our purpose.

We'd love to welcome you into our family of volunteers!

Contact us at Volunteer@save-a-stray.org


See UPDATE on PAC below his story!
PHOTO: PAC during his June 2012 Fundraiser, "Pac's Walk"

Pac came to Save A Stray as an unclaimed, unwanted stray. Pac is a purebred American Bulldog. He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his sinus cavity. The location of the tumor made it life threatening for Pac because as it continued to grow it would apply pressure on his brain. The medical recommendation was to allow Pac a few enjoyable months then euthanize him before he became too ill. This diagnosis simply would not be accepted by Pac's foster mom and a dedicated Save A Stray volunteer.

Joyce Williams, Pac's foster mom adopted Pac and she and Save A Stray volunteer Vicki Dunlop, set out for another opinion. Their journey, led them to Michigan State University where they found that Pac could be treated with radiation therapy.  Through fundraising, and their own personal savings, they raised enough for his radation therapy. One month of radiation gave Pac another 12 to 18 months of the best life this boy has ever known.

Pac is a wonderful dog, he did deserve time to enjoy life. This is one of those times were a non-profit rescue didn't have a large some of money to medically help a pet.  This is one of those times that a few people came together for one purpose, for one animal, for one life.

If you would like more information on Pac or to find out how to donate to his medical bills, visit pac.birdbite.com  Watch a wonderful video starring Pac and Joyce, click on 
 http://youtu.be/-Msxu_MjXo
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