Growth Spurs Search for New Location for Good Karma Animal Rescue
Apr 23, 2017 06:00AM
● By Wendy Erlien
As Maple Grove-based Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN nears its fifth year in operation, a search is underway for a new location for the nonprofit.
Providing a supporting environment for foster families and rescue dogs are a key component of Good Karma. The organization does not have a physical shelter or kennel. However, from food to medications, the organization provides volunteer foster families with the supplies and support needed to make their experience successful while the dogs await adoption. More than 70 volunteers help support the organization’s work.
Lisa Booth started Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN in January 2013 with the mission for the organization “to work tirelessly to provide the highest quality of physical and emotional care to the animals” they rescue.
“We've increased our foster parent base substantially and are headed towards our 800th adoption! More foster parents and more dogs means more supplies and equipment - we are bursting at the seams,” Booth said. “We're looking for a place to store all of our equipment with 24/7 access, as well as a small office. We'd love anywhere from 700-1200 square feet, on a non-profit budget.”
The organization hopes to stay in the Maple Grove or Osseo area, ideally looking for a combination warehouse/office.
While growth has meant more adoptions for dogs, it has brought with it both benefits and challenges for Good Karma.
“The benefits are that we are saving more lives than ever before and our Good Karma Army is a growing group of amazing people,” Booth said. Among the biggest challenges is funding. “Our recent rescues from Louisiana were quite costly in terms of the veterinary care that many, many of our dogs needed.”
By reaching out to the community, Booth hopes it will help the organization find a new location for their office and storage.
“We really want to believe that someone out there knows someone or perhaps this will reach a generous property manager that can work with us,” she said.
For more information about Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN: http://www.goodkarmamn.org/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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