Senior Animal Care Fund

This Giving Tuesday, RBARI founded a Senior Animal Care Fund to support homeless senior dogs and cats in desperate need of rescue. At RBARI, our senior rescues make up 30% of our rescue cases and are integral to who we are and the work we do. The goal of our Senior Animal Care Fund will be to rescue even more seniors within our community and provide them with medical care, rescue relief and forever homes.

Giving Tuesday is over, but and we made an INCREDIBLE MATCH HAPPEN! Because of your generous support, we exceeded our $15,000 Giving Tuesday Goal to establish the Senior Animal Care Fund, and one of our amazing donors stepped up to challenge us even further to help save more seniors. We now have a total of a $25,000 match - which we exceeded all thanks to YOU.

With thanks to your overwhelming support this Giving Tuesday, we were able to raise over $60,000 to establish RBARI’s Senior Animal Care Fund to support homeless senior dogs and cats in desperate need of rescue. It’s been our best Giving Tuesday yet, and more dogs and cats lives will be saved because of it.

Every donation made on our Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser is also eligible for an additional match – meaning that your gift can go THREE TIMES as far this Giving Tuesday! Click here if you'd like to help us there!

During the COVID pandemic, we have seen an increased need for help with senior animals. A larger number of senior dogs and cats are finding themselves homeless in their greatest time of need due to in large part the loss of their caretakers or financial distress within their families. Homeless senior dogs and cats desperately need safe shelter, food, and medical care for their aging bodies. Veterinary bills for seniors are one of the shelter’s largest expenses. RBARI has taken on more seniors than ever, and we are committed to being there, with the goal of raising support for the following needs:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Dentals (most our seniors desperately need dentals / extractions)
  • Medication, vet exams, and follow-up care
  • Prescription foods and special diets
  • Supplements
  • Orthopedic beds, supportive harnesses, ramps, and other items to aid seniors in resting more comfortably during their shelter stay and provide assistance with mobility needs
  • Post-adoption support in times when we have a wonderful home that cannot afford ongoing medical needs
  • In-home senior pet retention support to allow for senior animals to stay in their homes

Your generosity has gone twice as far this holiday season, as every Giving Tuesday gift will help lay the groundwork for RBARI’s Senior Animal Care Fund, AND has been matched up to 25K!

You doubled your impact as you transformed the lives of homeless senior dogs and cats, because at RBARI, when a new senior comes through our doors, we embrace them with the promise that it is never too late to begin again!