In July, 2015 Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue was founded. We were a rescue dedicated to large breed dogs. The kind of dogs who have the hardest time getting out of the shelter, especially bully breeds. Over the 7 years of operating as a 100% volunteer, foster based rescue, we saved, rehabbed and found loving homes for over 1,200 large breed dogs, mostly bully breeds. In 2022, we realized while what we were doing was helpful, it wasn't enough. We needed to get the root of the problem. Spay and Neuter is the only way we as a community are going to reduce the number of dogs in need and the number of dogs that end up in the shelter. At this time, we transitioned from a rescue to a Foundation focused 100% on community spay/neuter efforts. 2022 was a transition year, how are we going to do this, who do we need to work with, etc. With the help of some amazing volunteers and other 501c3 non-profits, the Spay and Neuter Coalition of the Southeast was started. In 2023, we spayed and neutered 124 large breed dogs. That means we may have prevented up to 2,000 dogs entering the shelters, rescues or worse in 2024. But, we are just getting started and very excited to partner with more non-profit organizations across the southeast and provide community spay and neuter services where it is needed most!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many dogs can 1 unspayed female and her mate create?
- What exactly does the Foundation do to support these efforts?
- How do you know the funds are being spent on community spay/neuter
- Does a dog only get Spay or Neuter?
- Are my donations tax deductible?