2015-2016 MNWT Statewide Project

What is Ruff Start Rescue?

  • A 501c3 animal rescue that takes in stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats as well as ferrets, guinea pigs and rabbits.
  • Founded in March of 2010 Animals are placed in loving foster homes while volunteers work very hard to place them in new loving homes.
  • Based out of Princeton, MN but has foster homes all throughout the state of MN.

Where do the animals come from?

Why Ruff Start Rescue needs your help.

  • Fostering does not cost the volunteer a dime. Ruff Start Rescue supplies all of the necessities to care for the animal while in the rescue. All of these supplies need to come from donations, or need to be purchased by RSR.
  • On occasion an animal comes in to the rescue sick or injured. The rescue pays for all of the vetting bills associated with healing the animal prior to adoption.
  • All animals that come through the rescue are fully vetted, meaning they are up to date on shots and have been spayed/neutered and microchipped.
  • Business Expenses. Ruff Start is a business and is costly to maintain.
  • The expense of the office, advertising, transportation, supplies etc. all come out of the expense account.

Vetting Costs

Even with the assistance of vetting partners. The cost to get a healthy animal up to date prior to adoption is pricy. An adoption fee is collected from the animal’s new owner; however, in many cases it does not cover the vetting and supplies needed to care for the animal prior to adoption.

Vaccines: $20
Microchipping: $25
Spay/Neuter: $75
When an animal is sick the costs skyrocket

How can the MNWT help?

  • Collect monetary donations to help offset vetting costs.
  • Collect animal supplies to stock the foster homes; see below.
  • Participate in the MNWT Most Adorable Pet Contest at Winter State
  • Bid on items in the Ruff Start Rescue Online Auction
  • Buy Ruff Start Rescue gear from their website www.ruffstartrescue.org


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