NBRF 2012 Year End Report
For the year 2012, NBRF rescued 47 Borzoi. We still have two Borzoi Saluki mixes in rescue. We are working with Saluki Rescue ( STOLA) to find homes for them. Both are young, already altered and current on vaccinations so no expenses will be out of pocket for these two.
Below you will find our Treasurer/Secretary's report. As you can see, it was a very expensive year as Veterinarian expenses continue to increase. Although we do always ask for a discount for our rescued Borzoi, it is rare we can find a clinic that charges under $325 to either spay or neuter a Borzoi.
We rescued 47 dogs in 2012
|transfers from savings||$17,486.00|
Treasurer of NBRF
In conclusion, the board of NBRF does not wish for any of the principle of the Beverly Taylor Trust be distributed for rescue expenses unless the need arises. We are currently able to handle our day to day expenses with the help of the Beverly Taylor Trust yearly interest disbursement. We strongly feel the principle should not be disturbed so there will always be monies for the rescue of Borzoi in need in perpetuity. That was the wish and intent of Beverly Taylor.
The board of NBRF wishes to thank the board of the Beverly Taylor Trust Committee for their continued commitment and dedication in seeing that Beverly Taylor's wishes are carried out on the behalf of all Borzoi.
Yours In Rescue,
Submitted by Carol Backers, NBRF Director
May 16, 2012
Dear Beverly Taylor Committee Board Members,
NBRF again wishes to sincerely thank you all for your continued support and diligence in handling the Beverly Taylor Trust account. Because of your efforts, we are able to continue the highest level of care for our Borzoi in need of rescue. This year's distribution of the interest on the trust is significant and is the majority of our funding for expenses.
2012 has been a busy year with NBRF handling twenty three dogs so far this year, some a carry over from 2011. Things have not slowed down and I expect the Summer months to be busy ones for rescue. We received four Borzoi into rescue we had previously placed into loving homes, one of which whose owner had to go into a nursing home and two other seniors whose owner had died. The fourth was returned when the owner lost her job and she was being evicted from her home.
NBRF has been dealing with a situation concerning a MD breeder, not a BCOA member. We have been involved with the placement of several of her Borzoi and stand on call with the local Animal Control to receive the Borzoi should they decide to seize the dogs. At the moment that number is over forty Borzoi of all ages.
There were two Borzoi who were abandon at their Veterinarian's offices. We were able to find out who the breeder of one of the dogs was and contact them. The breeder was standing by to pick this Borzoi up when at the very last minute the owner did come for the dog and paid his bill in full. There is a lengthy procedure any boarding facility must follow before releasing a dog to either a shelter, a rescue or any other person other than the owner. The second Borzoi was a ten year old male and had been at their facility for months. The Veterinary office followed all the correct procedure before releasing this Borzoi to NBRF. Apollo is now in a loving home and doing well. These were two separate Veterinary offices, both in NY state.
Again, we thank the board members of the Beverly Taylor Trust Committee for their continued support. Because of Beverly Taylor's love of the Borzoi, her final wish that no Borzoi be left behind because of lack of funds for their care, is being carried out. Thank you all for helping to make this happen.
Yours In Rescue,
To print copies for use at borzoi events (shows, walks, meet the breed): click on the above image to download the pdf & save it to your desktop. Then either:
- Burn it onto a CD & carry it to your favorite printshop.
- Use FEDEX/Kinkos to print online at fedexkinkos.com
- For the printer savy with a really good color printer, do it yourself.
By printing them yourself, you keep money in NBRF coffers for Borzoi in need.