The following message came from BRAT today. If you have been thinking about donating or fostering, now is the time!
Forwarded with permission.

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BRAT has been dealing with an unprecedented number of dogs being re-homed
this year. We have helped more than five hundred purebred basenjis so far
this year (this number includes basenjis either current, pending, adopted or
withdrawn). We also have provided limited assistance to scores of basenji
mixes.

The problem has become so acute that we have had to place a moratorium on
some of our rescue activities as we no longer have foster homes and funding
support for additional dogs.

In the past, we have monitored various websites (like Craigslist) for "give
away" Basenjis and watched for postings of Basenjis in kill shelters -
contacting them with an offer of help. These dogs then either went into
foster care or into commercial kennels until we could provide foster care.
We are no longer able to solicit additional dogs in this manner.

If you have been considering fostering we would love to hear from you. We
have experienced coordinators and fosters who can work with you. Our foster
needs have never been greater than they are at present. If you cannot
foster, but would like to assist with funding so as to assure that kennel
funding is available; your tax deductible gifts couldn't come at a better
time. We hope to be able to resume this rescue outreach as soon as
possible.

You can learn more about fostering a BRAT dog by reading our Foster Handbook
at:

http://basenjirescue.org/brat_member_info/FosterHandbook.htm

If you would like information about what is required for fostering a
Basenji, you may contact us for information:

bratfosters@comcast.net

Donations may be made through our Donate to BRAT link:

http://www.basenjirescue.org/Donate.htm

Thank your for your interest in BRAT and basenji rescue.

Mike Swan

President, BRAT, Inc