Want to learn more about the charitable programs and funds offered by My Name Is Milk? I’ve barked about my caNINE Pawgrams right here so you know exactly what my organization is doing, and how we are trying to #SaveThePuppies, one at a time! This is just a cat’s eye into what they are all about, and we’ll be barking about more details on each one of the caNINE Pawgrams as we establish funds and create the application process for each program! Of course, we always need volunteers and both monetary and in-kind contributions, and you can donate directly to a fund that you feel the most impawtant! Pawlease know that these programs are all new and have 0-little funds and we will grow each program as donations are received!
Cloudy’s Canine Fund – fund in support and honor of our forever foster Cloudy the Great Dane for senior dogs. Priority to senior dogs that are victims of neglect and cruelty, but also providing for senior dogs with medical issues that may lead to owner relinquishment or abandonment. Fund will provide for community education & awareness, fosters & internal rescue support, shelter pulls, senior dog transport, medical grants for dog rescues or individuals referred by animal welfare organizations. We will work closely with canine rescues and organizations that focus on senior dogs.
MilkPantry – 501c3 charity, animal rescue group, or shelter referral based food pantry. Most shelter based food pantries limit provisions to individuals with state assistance. This pantry is intended to assist individuals who may experience a rare hardship due to reasons such as medical emergencies, job loss, family death, etc. and need to ensure animals are fed for a short period (30-90 days maximum). We will also work closely with human charity organizations who can provide referrals for individuals needing assistance. Local Animal Rescue organizations may also provide referrals for individuals in need, but can also apply for food in cases of temporary shortage or overwhelming sudden intake that requires the assistance of additional nutritional supplies. Funds will go towards cost of food, storage, and in rare situations, transport or shipping if necessary. This program is referral based only at this time.
Addison’s Angels – special fund created in memory of Addison, a foster of Mommers with a local rescue, who was a heartworm positive pitbull abandoned and later crossed the rainbow bridge from heartworms after rescue. This fund is for heartworm positive (HW+) strays, death row, and intakes. Focus on education and awareness to increase prevention of heartworms. Fund will also be used for treatment of heartworm positive dogs at risk of euthanization, internal hw+ rescues and prevention. Small animal welfare organization’s may apply for grants to cover heartworm treatment for new intakes ( if local to be provided at one of our vet partner locations ) We will work to provide low cost heartworm prevention options/clinics to community. If funds permit, rescues may also apply for prevention supplies/treatments.
BuddyBusters – fund to campaign against dog fighting and animal cruelty. Educational programs for ear cropping, dog fighting, backyard breeding. Medical fund for emergency care for bait & fighting dogs with emphasis on (botched) ear cropping, facial wounds, and life threatening injuries. Will work closely with local expert animal abuse organizations.
Arabella’s Ambassadors – campaign and education against backyard breeding and chaining dogs. Fund to educate and create awareness, contribute to No Chain initiatives, and to rescue female dogs from backyard breeding. Will work to help change local legislation on backyard breeding and dog housing / chaining conditions.
MilkTherapy – funding contributions will firstly go towards Milks ongoing training to be a therapy dog primarily in local schools and hospitals. Educational pamphlets and other necessary program collateral needed will be provided by this fund. Additional funding and donations will be used towards care packages, travel expenses, outreach, and school education programs. Special appearance request “fees” for Milk will be allocated to this fund ( after expenses if any ) (internal note: bandana club funds go to this fund)
SaveThePuppies – general fund for all things dog rescue! Includes awareness campaign. All unmarked contributions will go towards this fund and used at discretion.
BSL Bandits – education and awareness campaign against breed specific legislation (BSL), with focus on pitbull and bully breed bans. We are currently pawtners with My Pitbull Is Family and BullyFitness and hoping to add more! Educational pamphlets, travel expenses, and other necessary program collateral needed will be provided by this fund. We will work to help change local and regional legislation. Funds through BullyFitness fundraisers will be allocated for the pulling of pitbulls from jurisdictions with BSL /pitbull bans.
MilkMasks – fund for cpr masks to go to local fire departments for canine fire victims. This fund will also provide window stickers so emergency personal is aware of animals within the home, and for home alone cards for individuals to carry in their wallet in case of emergency.