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

    –---Original Message-----

    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    withdrawn).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

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