Any fundraising or donation links must be APPROVED BY URGENT BEFORE they can be posted on an animal’s thread. Private individuals and non New Hope rescues are NOT allowed to post chips or collect pledges. Pledges collected by New Hope rescues, from any Urgent thread, may only be spent toward medical and behavioral expenses. Pledges collected by New Hope rescues, from any Urgent thread, may not be spent toward boarding or transport.
How does pledging work?
Pledging is a promise to pay for a particular animal in need. You can pledge any amount you like – every bit helps. Rescues depend on donations to help animals in their care with medical and behavioral issues so your dollars support their ability to help ACC animals every day. Some of these animals end up with massive medical and training bills.
Why should you pledge?
A rescue may take notice of a particular animal with special needs if there is rallied support around it. Due to the amount of sick animals coming from the ACC, it is difficult to prioritize who they can and cannot help with massive veterinary bills. You should pledge because your dollar DOES COUNT to that animal!!!
How do you pledge?
To pledge, you simply click on the animal’s thread and go to their ORIGINAL THREAD in the album (not on our wall). You make a comment with your amount pledged – such as “$5” – and take note of the animal’s location, A#, At Risk list date, and what you pledged.
When do you pay your pledges?
When the animal is moved to SAFE and in rescue, we will update the thread with the info we receive from them once we confirm the animal is indeed “SAFE”. This may take a few days based on their schedule and the ACC’s schedule. You can always bookmark the animal’s thread to watch its status.
You can find out if the dog or cat you pledged for is safe by viewing our “SAFE” folder on our Facebook pages:
Urgent Death Row Dogs & Urgent Death Row Cats
You can also find the status on our website:
SAFE Dogs & SAFE Cats
We handle the status of hundreds of animals on a daily basis so it is very hard for us to look up every dog or cat you have pledged for. Please be proactive and bookmark or watch the albums so we can continue to focus on helping save lives.
PLEASE DO NOT PLEDGE IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HONOR IT. We have noticed several people remove their pledge comment after the animal has gone to rescue. This is not allowed and you will be blocked from using our page if you continue. We have a list of these ‘fake pledgers’ and will take action if it continues. The rescues work too hard to save lives to be shorted by people who do not really want to help. Deadbeat pledgers have no place on our page – we are all here to help and it is a waste of time.