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Daisy’s Hope Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our primary mission is to reduce the shelter overpopulation by providing subsidized spay and neuter services, vaccinations and microchips, a pet pantry, and other resources to help low income, senior, and at-risk pet owners in crisis situations to keep their pets out of the shelter system.  Our foundation targets under-served communities in San Bernardino, and surrounding cities, where the needs are so tremendous.  We believe that lack of resources should not be a reason that a pet owner feels they have no other option than to surrender their pet to an animal shelter.  Everyone deserves the unconditional love and companionship that a pet provides.     

 

FREE FREE FREE Thursday, May 10th

Must be signed up in advance for the spay and neuter clinic. Email daisyshopefoundation@gmail.com ONLY if your dog is over 4months old and under 50 pounds

You don’t need to sign up for the vaccines, microchips or the pet food and supplies. Just show up but supplies are limited
 
 
 
 
 
OUR 2017 YEAR END NUMBERS ARE IN!

Wow, we are so proud of what we were able to accomplish last year, and we certainly could not have done it without our dedicated board of directors, volunteers, donors, and our amazing rescue partners..

Here is a brief summary:

Every month, we went out to the Rock Church in San Bernardino during their food bank distribution, and passed out pet supplies to the residents of the city who need help making ends meet and taking care of their pets. Not only did we hand out pet food and other supplies, but we also talked with pet owners who needed help with spay and neuter, vaccinations, and other resources. We have met some really wonderful people there who really care about their pets.

Total pet owners served 1,941
Total dogs served: 4,629
Total cats served: 2,775
Total pounds of dry food - 15,000 pounds
Total canned food - 11,000 cans
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This year, we co-sponsored two FREE vaccine and microchip clinics for the residents of San Bernardino. The first clinic we were overwhelmed with the community's response and ran out of both vaccines and microchips, however, we still managed to vaccinate and chip a total of 250 dogs. Whew!
For our second clinic in October, we decided to add cats, so we were able to vaccinate 157 dogs and microchip 159 of them. We vaccinated 49 cats and microchipped 67 cats.
In addition to the vaccinations and mircrochips, we also handed out free pet supplies, informational flyers, had a dog trainer available for questions and advice, and had an information table about helping community cats. We also signed up pets for spay and neuter services.
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One of our board members did some TNR work at a truck warehouse in the city and, at just one location, trapped 2 adults (momma and poppa), 2 juvenile female sisters (one of which was deathly ill with a litter of 4 very sick newborns) and a total of 7 kittens. All have been spayed/neutered and have either found barn homes or will be up for adoption soon.

We have also rescued some sick cats from the shelter, some homeless kitties from the community and even a very neglected dog.

So, between the vouchers issued to the residents for their pets, the ferals we have trapped and the other animals we have assisted, we have altered a total of 120 animals!! 
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Throughout the year, we held and sponsored numerous adoption events and were able to facilitate a total of 93 pets finding their forever homes. Awesome!
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And our greatest accomplishment for the year:

We entered into an agreement with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to bring their spay and neuter mobile unit to the residents of San Bernardino in order to offer the unit's services FREE of charge! We are the only ones who have done this for the struggling pet owners of the city. We had our first clinic in November and we altered a total of 33 dogs. That's a minimum of 200 puppies we prevented from being born. WOW!

As I said, we had an amazing year and there's no way I can thank everyone who helped us to be so successful, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! --- Jennifer, President of DHF 

 

 

2018 Goals and Programs for Daisy's..

Last week, we published our 2017 year end statistics, and while we are very proud of those accomplishments, there's definitely more work to be done, and we have been busy already!

1. Spay and Neuter is our primary mission for San Bernardino. We have entered into an agreement with Riverside County to bring their mobile unit to the city FIVE times this year! And we offer it for free to the residents. FREE!! No other organization does that for these underserved residents. Our first two scheduled dates are Feb 15th and May 17th. If you would like to donate towards the mobile unit, let us know! We need help funding them.

2. We, along with several of our rescue partners, will be hosting THREE FREE vaccine & microchip clinics for the dogs and cats of the city. Our selected dates at this time are March 10th, June 2nd, and Sept 1st. We will also be providing dog training, community cat education and have lots of goodies to hand out. If you would like to donate towards the vaccines or microchips, let us know. If you would like to donate leashes, collars or bedding, contact us for drop off/pickup. And, we will need volunteers!! We welcome anyone who would like to come be a part of these amazing events.

3. Our new TNR division - there is no coordinated effort to TNR community cats in the city of San Bernardino. Kitten season in this area is very difficult for the shelters, the rescues and the kittens themselves. We want to reduce the suffering as much as we possibly can. We would like to welcome the Chair of our TNR committee, Marie Jenkins Scheffler, to our team. If you would like to be a part of the solution, please let us know. We have already begun to TNR and we have several trapping projects lined up, one this wee with 30 cats. This is a program we are very excited about.

4. We are in two PetSmart Adoption Centers this year, West Covina and Redlands. All of our kitties have been saved from the streets and shelter of San Bernardino. Come visit them and adopt your new family member. Or, if you would like to volunteer to help take care of and to socialize the kitties during their stay at the center, let us know! We welcome junior volunteers as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

5. Our pet pantry - Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend this program. The logistics and storing of the food was very difficult for us. We know the need is great to help people (especially seniors) feed and take care of their pets, and it is upsetting to us to have to do this. What we need to continue is a donated warehouse or space in a warehouse within the city of San Bernardino. Please, please contact us if you or someone you know can help us with this. We are getting daily emails and phone calls asking when our next pet food distribution is, and we don't want to be on hiatus for very long. This service is important in helping to keep pets in their homes.

We expect to have a very productive year but we certainly can not do any of this without our supporters, our volunteers and our donors. ---Jennifer, President of DHF

 
 
 
 
 
 

  

AUGUST FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION

 For those of you who are new to our page, welcome and thank you for following us. In case you didn't know, we have a pet pantry to assist the under served pet owners in both the city and county of San Bernardino.

We set up at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center once a month and hand out free dog and cat food, treats, litter, and toys and other supplies as they are donated to us. We do this in order to help keep pets who have homes, in their hom...es and out of the high kill shelters in the area. And as funds permit, we also issue vouchers for free spay and neuter in order to address the dog and cat overpopulation problem in the city.

On Thursday the 19th, we handed out supplies for 2.5 hours and once again, ran out and unfortunately had to turn people away.

We want to thank our awesome volunteers for all of their hard work helping unload and setting up and then in assisting pet owners with supplies. Andrew Cunningham, Ashley Parada, Marie Jenkins Scheffler, Hannah Taylor, Bonnie Luckoff and Susie Maioli. You all rock!

We served a record 249 pet owners and helped to feed 697 dogs and 378 cats! WOW!

We handed out 377 bags of dry dog food and 540 cans of dog food. We handed out 134 bags of dry cat food, 1400 cans of cat food and 44 jugs of litter. We had hundreds of bags of dog and cat treats and some miscellaneous toys, leashes and collars.

We issued 15 spay and neuter vouchers on the spot for a total of $1307. #nomorebabies

All in all, it was a busy but great day! Thank you to our supporters for making it possible to issue those vouchers. We couldn't do it without your help.

     

 

MARCH 2017 FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION
 
On March 20th, we were at the Rock Church for our pet food distribution. In a 2 hour period, we served 187 pet owners with a total of 446 dogs and 272 cats.  Of the pet owners served this month, 134 were returning for assistance.

We passed out 290 bags of dog food and 140 bags of cat food for an approximate total of 1,600 pounds, 162 cans of dog food and 335 cans of cat food, as well as cat litter, dog and cat treats and accessories.

 
We would like to thank our volunteers for getting up early and coming out to help. We have to start our set up at 7am so, we really appreciate it when our volunteers come. Thank you, Diane and Drew! And five of our six board members were there this time, which was awesome!  We appreciate everyone's support and donations.
 
We also signed up several more dogs and cats for spay and neuter and vaccination vouchers, so all in all, it was a great day! 


                                                                       
     
 
MARCH 18TH SHOT CLINIC FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SAN BERNARDINO
 
We are so excited to report that the first vaccination and microchip clinic we co-sponsored in San Bernardino was a huge success, and we were excited to work along side other organizations who sponsored and coordinated the clinic as well - it was a huge undertaking.

We were right in the heart of San Bernardino at the Elks Lodge. The clinic started at 11am, and there were probably 50-75 pet owners waiting for the clinic to start. At 1:30pm we, unfortunately, had to cut the line and turned probably 50 or more pet owners away because the vaccinations and microchips were running out.  We gave out 250 vaccines and 200 microchips. 

Thank you everyone who donated and supported us in this event. Take a look at some of the pictures of those pet owners who benefited from your generosity.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who were so instrumental - Dr. Cindy Servantez, who was the veterinarian who donated her time and without her we could not have done this clinic.

This is the first of many more to come.

      
 
 
 

2016 YEAR END REVIEW

We had an amazing first year and here are some of our numbers:

Adoptions:
We helped our rescue partners adopt out a total of 203 dogs and cats this year. That's 203 animals that were facing certain death at the shelter, that are now in their forever homes.

Pet Pantry Distributions at The Rock Church:
In a span of just eight months, we served a total of 1,194 pet owners and helped to feed a combined total of 2,476 dogs and 1,162 cats.  We handed out 2,166 bags of dry dog food and 862 bags of dry cat food, weighing in at a approximately 6,000 pounds!  We also handed out 1,004 cans of dog food, 2,532 cans of cat food, 160 jugs of cat litter, hundreds of collars, harnesses, and leashes, beds, cat towers, and multiple other supplies to help families take care of their pets and keep them out of the shelter.

We raised $1,500 in PetSmart/Petco gift cards in order to provide a little holiday happiness to our food bank recipients.

Spay/Neuter/Vaccines:
We were able to fund 59 surgeries & vaccinations with 33 surgery vouchers still outstanding.
Additionally, we funded 4 spay/neuter vouchers for the Home for the Holiday's adoption event held at the City of San Bernardino's Animal Center in December, and provided funds to assist with 2 emergency medical vet bills and have contributed towards other rescue cases when we were able.

Whew! Like I said, it was an amazing year and we are gearing up to do much more this year. So, let me introduce our two new board members who are going to help us accomplish our goals.

Janine Nielsen, Director of Fundraising - this is area is a high priority since we still have a waiting list of families that would like to get their animals spayed or neutered. We want to make much more of an impact on the number of strays and unwanted dogs and cats that enter the two high kill shelters here in the city and county of San Bernardino. If you would like to organize a fundraiser of any kind for our foundation, please reach out to Janine, via our email.

Glynnis Ellis, Director of Education and Youth Outreach - this is an area in which we want to focus, as we believe there is still much work to do in educating our youths about compassion towards animals, backyard breeding & overpopulation, and the importance of spaying and neutering animals. If you would like us to give a presentation to your child's class or youth organization (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc), or are looking for projects for youths to complete community service hours, please reach out to Glynnis via our email.

A huge thank you to all of our donors and supporters. We were able to achieve those numbers because of you!

It's going to be a busy year for DHF and we are all excited to get started.

Jennifer, Michelle, Sara, Steve, Janine & Glynnis

 

DECEMBER 15, 2016 PET PANTRY DISTRIBUTION:

In November, we began asking for your help with an ambitious holiday project. We wanted to raise funds for PetSmart gift cards to be included in a special holiday gift bag that we would give to our Pet Pantry recipients at the December pet food pantry. Our wish was for these struggling pet owners to have the pleasure of selecting a special toy or treat of their choice during this holiday season. Our goal was to collect 150 cards. With YOUR help, we met that goal!! Then, thanks to our donors and PetSmart partners, we also collected enough cat and dog treats and toys to put together 150 gift bags. Our awesome student partners from Serrano Middle School in Montclair created handmade cards and stuffed the goodies and gift cards into lovely holiday bags. Our recipients were all smiles as they came through the long line and accepted these unexpected gifts!

In addition to passing out the holiday gift bags and cards, we also handed out more food and supplies than ever before. There was a record number of 200 people came through our line, representing 420 dogs and 221 cats. We distributed 427 bags of dry dog food, 184 bags of dry cat food, 158 cans of dog food, 404 cans of cat food, 218 bags of dog treats, 148 bags of cat treats, 20 boxes of litter, plus leashes, collars, harnesses, litter pans, dog and cat beds, blankets and sweaters. In all, we gave away a whopping 2,000 POUNDS of food! This is a 20% increase in the number of pet owners that we served over previous months.

We want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who has helped us along the way...especially all our donors, supporters, adoption partners, volunteers, PetSmart and staff at the Upland, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Westlake Village, and last but not least our family and friends.

We often say that we have angels watching over us as we serve the struggling pet owners in San Bernardino community. The truth is, the angels are all of YOU! With your help, the sky is the limit in 2017!

- Jennifer, Michelle, Steve, Sara, Janine & Glynnis

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
   
The Rock Church Food Bank is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at 2345 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909) 825-8887.  It is the largest food bank distribution site in San Bernardino County and feeds up to 800 families a week. Daisy’s Hope Foundation participates on the third Thursday of every month
   
        
 
 
 
Our primary mission is to reduce the shelter overpopulation with spaying and neutering, and providing intervention assistance to keep pets out of shelters.  Lack of resources should not be a reason that a pet owner feels they have no other option than to surrender their pet to an animal shelter.  Everyone deserves the unconditional love and companionship that a pet provides.
 
 
  We are an approved Petsmart Charity.                                              
 
  Best Friends Network Partner                                                          
 

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