POLAR has been operating as a 501(c)3 since February 2015 when we secured our nonprofit status. In 2022, we rescued and rehomed 700+ dogs and assisted in the rescue or rehome to other rescues of 50+ additional dogs. Since 2015 we have saved over 3800 pups and several cats. We work closely with local shelters and have a broad network of rescues operating on the East Coast/ Midwest. POLAR is often able to facilitate the rescue of additional Texas shelter dogs via transport. We are an all-breed rescue, and all of our rescued animals receive basic vetting, which includes, spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test, and treatment if found to be positive along with a microchip and chip registration. 98% of the monies raised by the rescue are used to rehabilitate the animals we rescue and operates at a 100% volunteer basis.
We support area senior citizens by matching them with our senior dogs "senior to senior" as forever fosters. We believe that animal companionship is essential to a quality of life for both the senior dogs and senior citizens. We also have placed a number of our dogs with veterans and active military personnel. We support our seniors and troops with adoption fee discounts.
Our goal for the 2023 campaign is $50,000. These funds are needed for heartworm testing, heartworm treatment and providing our adopters with a 6 month supply of heartworm preventative. We want all of our adopters to understand the absolute requirement of providing their pet with monthly heartworm preventative to ensure a long and healthy life. These funds also will be used to secure any and all medical treatments needed for a healthy pet. We are on course for the rescue and rehome of 800+ dogs this year.