After 20 plus years in rescue, I have decided that it is time to close the doors of APRA to intake immediately and permanently. There is just so much to say and so many people to thank, the numbers are simply endless. I wish I could take the time and address every single one of you who have been a part of this incredible “child” we all have raised. By attempting to do so, I may unintentionally forget someone, and I just cannot chance doing this. You all have become our extended family and will remain so for the rest of my life.
We will care for those fosters currently in rescue for health and age reasons for the rest of their days. Fundraising will continue for their care as the needs arise. These angels will remain exactly where they are, they will NOT be moved.
In March, we will hold an on-line auction of items that we have been holding for upcoming events. We will also be offering APRA items at discounted prices (T-shirts, calendars, etc.)
We will be phasing out our FB pages over the next 90 days and our website will be changed to feature those remaining in rescue. We will be opening an APRA Alumni page where the current rescues in “A Place for Hope” will be featured as well as our past placements. We will be scheduling “Pug Meet Ups” and there is talk of an annual “APRA ALUM” picnic.
I will be talking with other reputable pug and small breed rescue organizations as to their availability for referrals. We will continue to do all we can to secure the safety of those pugs in need. In the event another rescue opens in our area (there are rumors), we will do all we can to help with transitioning and volunteer recommendations.
Again, I do not have adequate words. Just know that each of you will remain in my heart. As I have said so many times, I wish you all the spirit and joy that has been found continually in this incredible rescue organization.
President and Founder
Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.