We are excited to announce this month’s Saving Spot recipient Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue (DITR). This foster-based nonprofit rescue is located in Niagara County, New York. Their namesake comes from the first dog they rescued; Diamond, a once-homeless Siberian Husky.
Like many rescues, DITR started with a group of dedicated dog people who were already volunteering at a local rescue when the spark of inspiration hit them. They decided they could run their own organization, and after some hard work got their first dog, building, and 501c3 license in 2011. DITR switched to foster homes in 2014. “I would say we on average have around 40 pets in our care,” said rescue member Kelly. This past year has seen DITR growing in leaps and bounds. Their number of fosters has doubled; maybe even tripled. “Our name is out there now, and we work with Niagara County SPCA to educate people on rescues and shelters,” said Kelly. “We rescue all breeds, locally and out-of-state. We started a branch out in the Kentucky-Ohio area; a woman down there and her group of fosters joined us, which has really expanded our reach.”
DITR was in special need of our Saving Spot program. Kelly told us “We have no leashes! Our sponsors have donated some collars, a few toys, but only a handful of leashes.” For every ten dollars of our Saving Spot merchandise sold, we donate a new leash to our current recipient organization. You can sponsor DITR through Saving Spot until January 31st. Beyond purchasing Saving Spot merchandise, you can support DITR’s mission by donating through their website.
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