MACSPRO needs your input today at this critical point in our history

Note: This email and survey is the most important ever sent by MACSPRO. Please read, complete the survey and email it back. Thank you.

If you don't have enough time to read the whole email, please take less than five minutes to complete our survey at the bottom of the email. 

Agenda for MACSPRO Board Meeting

As of our last board meeting July 12, 2014, we had three dogs at Rivermist (Paris, Stella and Rex), with Sunshine and Chunk in foster.

We took in thirteen dogs (Bear, Jenny, Mini, Lady Blue, Judy, Jade, Taz, Chuy, Bingo, Elvis, Angie, Oreo and Ellie) and adopted out fourteen (Paris, Stella, Sunshine, Chunk, Bear, Jenny, Mini, Lady Blue, Judy, Jade, Taz, Chuy, Bingo and Elvis)

Rex went to foster on Dec 7 but is not house-trained and has been difficult to rehome.

Oreo was adopted on Saturday December 13.

Currently only Ellie is at Rivermist.

We are spending an average of $15 dollars per day per dog plus a “Vet Warranty” of $1.50 per day per dog (for dogs Rivermist considers “at risk for veterinary needs”) as well as any medications or special requests like bathing, walking etc. administered by Rivermist staff. For the month of November, we spent approximately $1,500 boarding and miscellaneous costs at Rivermist plus other veterinary fees.

Jeanne (with Lynn’s help) administers monthly Heartworm and Flea preventative as well as some other meds as necessary.

We still have China at Debendale in Reisterstown where she has been for two years. The kennel has changed ownership and we may have to take her in. She is good with kids, most people and some dogs.

Angie and Knine Rescue, Inc.

Angie our mixed breed, is being fostered by a Knine Rescue Inc. rep in Fort Meade MD. She had eight pups, two stillborn. (Amber, Jasper, Ruby, Jade, Rose and Onyx)

MACPRO has promised to do initial vetting and proposed the adopter pay spay/neuter and split the adoption fee, but to date, we have:

  • Paid $232.40 in Boarding and vetting fees to North Star Veterinary in Parkton, NC.
  • Transportation was arranged free by North Star. Lynn met the transport in the Baltimore area, brought Angie to Jeanne who then took Angie to Ft Meade for foster.
  • Paid about $100 to Hickory Ridge Vet to look at Jasper. The Vet concluded by recommending Angie be kept away from the pups except around feeding time.
  • We talked with Knine about their circumstances. They cannot afford kennel costs and foster only. So we propose letting Knine keep the pups and give them all future responsibility of the pups and Angie. We would need to do this in writing.

Knine Rescue also does not have enough physical help, but we can cross-post and we would get more exposure if we do adoption events together

MACSPRO’s current situation is that neither Jeanne nor Joyce can handle the dogs, leaving walking and handling mostly to Lynn, David and Arlene. Ben and Andrea have been able to help out, as well as Corrine and Jeremy on occasion and Carolyn and Keith Figgatt.

Jeanne can be at Rivermist to adopt or foster dogs. With Ben and Andrea’s, or David and Arlene’s and occasionally Deborah and Allan’s help to handle, we have gotten several of our last dogs adopted.

Although Jeanne must cut back by end of year, she is still willing to do a limited amount of IT work.

KUDOS to:

  • David and Arlene who have done a fabulous job on our website, keeping up on FB and other media and walking our peibies every weekend.
  • Betty who set up some great adoption events and helped organize adoption packets for our new Pei Parents.
  • Lynn for all her transports and walking our peibies at least once every week

NEW BUSINESS

If we want to continue, we must have more physical bodies to help. We cannot continue as we are currently doing because neither Jeanne nor Joyce, due to their health/physical issues, can handle the dogs.

Jeanne and Joyce are still able and willing to continue with the administrative work since they are both knowledgeable on the great amount of paper work, emails and phone calls that have to be responded to daily. But we still do not have enough help to transport, take dogs to the vet, do adoption events, etc.

If we close down, excess money in our treasury must go to a Shar-Pei specific cause.

We can distribute this $$ to several breed specific rescues (SP rescue of VA, Op Scarlet, SPR of Florida) this is not a lot of money.

We can talk with Operation Scarlet or SPR of VA-NJ re some type of merger. Although this would not solve our manpower needs, it would help us distribute those needy Pei we still have to other rescues.

What we propose is Joyce again take over the President’s position; Jeanne the Vice-President; Betty Trojan Secretary. Jeanne and Joyce will split the Treasurer’s job as they are already paying all the bills and handling the incoming checks.

If the organization is to continue, younger people need to learn “the ropes”.

Our phone would still need to be active for at least 5 years (by that time all the micro-chipped dogs would probably have “crossed over the Rainbow Bridge”).

There are few, if any, Shar Pei rescues in GA, NC, SC, KY, TN, and a number of shelters will only adopt to rescues due to the previous bad reputation of our breed. So there in no one to take up the slack.

Both Jeanne and Joyce want to continue in operation. Over 1000 dogs have found forever homes in over the 30 years that MACSPRO has been active. But unless other, younger, healthier, people can step up to help, the organization will close. So please now take a few minutes to respond to the survey. Let us know your thoughts.  The survey is available at:  http://survey.macspro.org

Happy Thanksgiving from MACSPRO

MACSPRO would like to wish all of our supporters safe travels and a very Hap-Pei Thanksgiving!!

We are so thankful for your support over the years. We rely entirely on your generous donations and the countless hours you have volunteered. Thank you so much for helping us to continue to rescue Peibies!

In addition, if you have a chance, please print out and share the attached 'Our Gang' flyer with your family and friends to help us find Rex, Ellie and Oreo a new home for the holidays!

     

Lost Shar Pei - Derwood/Olney, MD Area

He ran away on Saturday just before sundown from our home on Applewood Lane in Derwood MD. They have woods behind their house that end at Redland Middle School, Bowie Mill Rd in Olney, and at Muncaster Rd. We are afraid he was picked up by someone because we haven’t seen him in a while and up until wednesday he was spotted in the area at least once a day. HUGE REWARD for information leading to his recovery  

Update: 11/25/2014 Jimmy made it home in time for Thanksgiving.  Thank you for your help.

A Cancellation and Investment Opportunities

We unfortunately have to cancel our appearance at BARCStober festival.  We do not have enough volunteers to coordinate this event.  Instead we would like to invite you to Invest in MACSPRO.

Invest with your time

We currently need more volunteers for the following activities.

  • Dog Walking
  • Fostering
  • Events

If you would like to invest your time with MACSPRO, email us at [email protected]

Invest financially

We are 100% funded by Shar-Pei lovers from around the world.  Without your investments, MACSPRO wouldn't be possible.

Here are a few of the items for which you can invest financially:

  • $15.00 Covers one day/night at the kennel
  • $21.00  Rabies Vaccination

  • $38.00 Necessary shots

  • $68.00 Entropion repair

  • $190.00  Spay/Neuter

  • $378.00 Full Entropion both eyes

Please see the attached flyer for more information or invest here.

Invest while shopping online

You can currently support MACSPRO while shopping online through the following programs:

​​For more information check out our helping online page.

 

October is for Wine and Pei!

We'd first like to congratulate Taz for finding his furever home this past weekend.  We still have some great pei available, so check them out and foster or adopt one today.

Wine and Pei Events

This Sunday, October 12th,  Denise Lewis will be representing MACSPRO at Paws in the Vineyard.  Contact Denise Lewis if you'd like to help her out.

The following Saturday, October 18th, MACSPRO will be at Howl-o-Wine.  Join us to meet some of our Pei to take home or enter your pup in the costume contest.  Check out the attached flyer for more information.  Printing and posting of the flyer is strongly encouraged.

Donations needed

We'd like to thank all of our past Guardian Angels and funders.  We've been saving a large number of pei recently and at times seen our funds drop down below enough to keep our dogs at the kennel for no more than two more weeks.  Your financial donations and non financial help are greatly appreciated.  We really couldn't do this without you.

 

MACSPRO This Week: Adoptions, Calendar Pictures, Events

Our Dogs: This past week was a GREAT week for MACSPRO. Jenny, our sweet girl that underwent pelvis surgery after being hit by a car, was adopted at our Unleashed event on Saturday. We are so thankful to Jenny's foster family who was able to provide her with a loving home before she was able to find her furever family. In addition, Bear, our friendly boy, was also adopted at our adoption event! If that wasn't enough great news--Jade and Stella were adopted by their foster father and are living the good life with their new dog and cat siblings. We are so excited that these four great dogs were able to find new, loving homes!

Bear and Jenny saying goodbye to each other before going to their new homes

We still have three amazing dogs, Rex, Ellie and Judy, that are looking for their own furever homes. All three of these adorable Pei love being around people and love to run and play. Please print out the attached flyer to help spread awareness of these great dogs! In addition, please consider giving Rex, Ellie or Judy a foster family if you are unable to adopt at the time.

   

2015 Calendar: We are collecting images for our 2015 calendar. Don't forget to send us any of your pei-bei pictures that you would like us to include in the calendar. Please send images to [email protected] and don't forget to reserve your copy today!

Events: Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the Walk for Paws event scheduled for this Saturday. 

Instead, we will be having a Walk Our Dogs event at Rivermist Kennels (19515 New Hampshire Ave, Brinklow, MD) starting at 930AM on Saturday. We will have coffee and pastries for you to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with our dogs as well as get connected with MACSPRO. We hope to see you there! 

Ways to Help: We are hoping to bring Taz, a brown male currently staying at Baltimore County Animal Shelter,​ to us sometime this week. 

We appreciate any and all donations as we depend on your continued support to help save these Pei from the unfortunate circumstances they are thrown in. As always, 100% of your donations are used to help provide our dogs with shelter, food and medical expenses and are tax deductible. Our Peis send you lots of sloppy kisses as a big thank you!!

Our Gang - September 2014

Please take a minute to look at our adorable, adoptable gang! The majority of these Pei will be at our upcoming adoption event at Unleashed in Olney, MD on Saturday, September 20 from 11AM to 2PM. We hope to see you there! 

Rex (#505-14)

Rex is our big boy from New York who loves tummy rubs and playing with water.

 

Stella (#508-14) 

Stella is our small, timid Ori-Pei who just wants someone to cuddle with.

 

Bear (#509-14)

Bear arrived from Kentucky thanks to Kindred Hearts Transport Connection. Bear loves to play and wants to be everyone's friend. Adoption pending.

 

Jenny (#510-14)

Jenny was hit by a car and left on the street before we rescued her. Jenny loves to play now that her pelvis has healed.  Adoption pending.

 

Ellie (#512-14)

Ellie, our sweet flowered Pei, loves to run and play. She is great with kids and most dogs.

 

Jade (#515-14) 

Jade is slowly coming out of her shell but likes to go on walks.  Adoption pending.

 

Judy (#514-14) 

Judy, our New York gal, loves getting treats, running in the grass and playing with toys.

 

Please print the attached flyer to post at your local coffee shop or to hand to a friend! 

The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc. (MACSPRO) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies solely on donations. All donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses. Please consider donating today! 

MACSPRO This Week: Updates on our dogs, Pictures for 2015 Calendar, Unleashed

Our Dogs: Sunshine, our little girl from West Virginia, was officially adopted by her foster family this past week. Congratulations Sunshine on your furever home! 
Jenny's pelvis has healed well and was given the ok to walk around on a leash. Jenny went to her foster parents this past weekend and is enjoying life in a home with her new sister, Rooney. 

Sunshine  Jenny

Jade went to the vet this past week and was given a clean bill of health. We are hoping she will go to a foster family this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for this old gal! 
Bob, our sweet boy from Delaware, is currently safe. We are hoping to have Bob fostered locally, however, we have transporters available to bring him to Maryland if needed.​

Jade  

2015 Calendar: We are starting to collect images for our 2015 calendar. Please send us any pictures of your adorable Pei so they can be a star in our calendar. Please send images to [email protected] and don't forget to reserve your copy today!

Events: Our next event is an adoption event at Unleashed in Olney, MD on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Email [email protected] if you are able to help or would like to see a specific Pei at this event! 

On Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm we will be at Paws in the Vineyard at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, PA.  If you live out that way we would love your help!! Please email [email protected] so we can get you connected with Denise Lewis who will be representing MACSPRO for this event.

Donations:  MACSPRO would like to thank all of our recent supporters.  We love being able to save these adorable Pei from the horrible circumstances they are thrown in and we cannot do it without your support. We appreciate your donations as every dollar helps and 100% of donations are used to provide for our Pei. Thank you so much for all of your support!

MACSPRO This Week: Updates on Jade, Judy & Jenny and Event Help Wanted

Our Dogs: Jade and Jenny both had vet visits in the past week.  Jade went in for a runny nose and Jenny went for a follow up to her surgery.  Jenny's pelvis has healed really well.  She now gets to go on leash walks which means she gets to be free from her crate and interact with people more.  Jenny also already has an application in! We tried to get more pictures of Jade and Judy this past Saturday but the rain slowed us down.  However, if you'd like to come see any of our pei in person, you can always email [email protected] to schedule a visit to Rivermist.

  

Events: Our next event is an adoption event at Unleashed in Olney, MD on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.   Email [email protected] if you would like to help out either at the table or to transport a pei to and from the event so we can find them their furever homes.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm we will be at Paws in the Vineyard at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, PA.  If you live out that way we would love your help!! Please email [email protected] so we can get you connected with Denise Lewis who will be representing MACSPRO for this event.

Donations: We have had quite a few vet visits in the past week as well as the continual kennel expenses. Additionally, we hope to save two more Pei in the upcoming weeks. We love being able to save these adorable Pei from the horrible circumstances they are thrown in, however, we cannot do it without your support. Please consider donating as every dollar helps and 100% of donations are used to provide for our Pei. Thank you so much for all of your support!

MACSPRO This Week: Minnie, Jade, Judy & K9 in the Vines

Our Dogs: This past week Minnie was adopted at our Unleashed event in Olney, MD. Congratulations, Minnie!

Today we also welcomed two new Pei to our gang! Jade and Judy came in from New York City and are still a bit shy at the moment. Hopefully they will start to come out of their shells soon.

   

Events: Our next event is K9 in the Vines at Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations in Mt Airy, MD which is happening this Sunday, August 24th from 1PM - 5PM. This event will have local wines, food, music and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County. We hope to have some of our Pei there for you to meet so please stop by and say hi!

Donations: We currently have 7 dogs staying at Rivermist Kennels. Although we receive a rescue discount, it still costs us at least $15 a day per dog in order provide them with shelter and food. In addition, bills for vet visits, surgery and transportation are also piling up. Additionally, we hope to save two more Pei in the upcoming weeks. We love being able to save these adorable Pei from the horrible circumstances they are thrown in, however, we cannot do it without your support. Please consider donating as every dollar helps and 100% of donations are used to provide for our Pei. Thank you so much for all of your support!

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