There are a variety of reasons why Shiba Inus end up in animal shelters. Some are lost. Other are abandoned. Some are auctioned-off after puppy mills decide they are no longer profitable breeder animals. All of these Shiba Inus need help, and thanks to shiba rescue organizations, these dogs have a chance at a new life in a loving forever home.
Every shiba that is rescued requires food, toys and beds. They often need veterinary care, surgeries and medication. The costs associated with each rescue can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
For this first Shiba Prom virtual fundraising event, five Shiba Inu rescues have been selected:
- NYC Shiba Rescue
- Shiba Rescue of Ocean County, NJ
- Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
- Safe Harbor Animal Rescue
- Animal Refuge Kansai (Japan)
Shiba Prom activities for shibas and chaperones (those who love shiba but do not have one) include:
- Posting photos of Shiba Inus ready to pawty for Shiba Prom (dressed or naked);
- Shiba Shake video clips;Grooving to your favorite Shiba Prom tunes;
- Chats, laughs and aroooos for shibas and chaperones
- Contests, trivia quiz, shiba art
- Raffle prizes including designer collars and key fobs, toys, t-shirts, doggyloot, shiba decorative items, and more
- More fun activities planned for every day, so stay tuned and check out the Press Release below!
This all-volunteer group plans the events, but does not have any direct involvement in the collection and administration of funds. The Prom Committee selects several different organizations to highlight as beneficiaries for each event it organizes, and provides the community with direct links to donate the organization of choice.