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CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR ALL INTAKES - WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY ADDITIONAL ANIMALS AT THIS TIME
Our Mission Statement
Our goal is to help lower the euthanasia rate by pulling senior dogs with minimal behavioral/medical issues from shelters. We will also help promote fostering and spay/neuter programs. Lastly, we offer to help those low income individuals whose pets have emergency veterinary needs.
What is Underdog Animal Society?
We are a small senior dog sanctuary. We also have several colony cats on our property. UAS helps out in the community with other animal oriented needs whenever we are financially able to do so. The senior animals that we pull from shelters will live in a "home-style" environment and spend the rest of their days with us. We take seniors under 25lbs and over the age of ten from shelters that are at risk of being euthanized due to small behavior or medical problems typically stemming from neglect/abuse. Seniors with these problems usually take too much time to get adopted at shelters and also take space from a dog that may be able to find a home faster. We take those seniors and get them the medical attention they need and then work on their self esteem and behavior issues.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where are you located?
We are not a commercial shelter and not open to the public. To keep folks from dropping dogs off at our home we do not list our homes address publicly. If you would like to donate needed items or send a tax deductible check to Underdog Animal Society please use our PO Box which is listed below. Thank you!
How many animals do you typically care for at any given time?
This sanctuary is run by myself and my parents who live on the property and help with potty breaks, vet visits and spending quality time with our critters while I am at work. We do not use fosters or volunteers. Due to this we are not a large sanctuary. We typically have no more than 10 senior dogs with varying medical or behavior issues and right now we have 10 colony cats. Each dog/cat is given quality food, vetting, monthly heartworm/flea prevention, enrichment and much more.
How much of our donations do you get paid?
Absolutely zero. 100% of all donations are used toward the care for the dogs/cats in our care. I work full time to pay my property's mortgage, utilities and other personal bills.
How can I help?
Signing up for monthly donations will not only provide our critters with proper nutrition/vetting and more but also helps our Emergency Veterinary Fund for those who legitimately cannot afford surprise emergency veterinary costs and are not qualified for Care Credit. Monthly donations start at only $2/month and you can cancel at anytime.
Explain the Emergency Veterinary Fund:
This fund is whatever we are over when it comes to the care of the sanctuary animals here. It costs about $250/month in food, meds, etc for the 20 dogs/cats we currently care for and anything over that in donations is funneled to our relief fund so that pets in emergency situations do not have to be euthanized or suffer due to lack of funds. We work directly with vet clinics to ensure legit needs. We do not pay 100% of the bill typically but we do pay what we can.
The monthly donations option is confusing, please explain:
When setting this website up by myself I learned that each option for monthly giving had to be called something different or the technology involved would just assume it was a double and toss it out. I had to name each monetary amount something different to keep this from happening. All donations go to the same account so whichever you are most comfortable with financially, just follow those prompts.
Do I have to have PayPal to sign up?
No, this is just the company we used because they have high security standards. We have no access to your information or account whatsoever. They will send you an email each month to notify you of your donation.
Are you a recognized nonprofit?
Yes, all donations are tax deductible and we appreciate you!
How else can I donate?
Options include doing one time donations or monthly on this website or mailing a check to Underdog Animal Society PO Box 3294 Gulfport, MS 39505
What do my donations buy?
Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind dog food, Purina Cat Chow, prescription dog food for 3 of our dogs, vetting, grooming, medicines, toys, treats, cleaning supplies, pee pads, pill pockets. All additional monies go towards helping those that have emergency veterinary needs that they cannot afford.
How else can I help?
Sharing our posts on facebook! "Like" us at www.facebook.com/UnderdogAnimalSociety
We are a recognized 501c3 nonprofit! Your donations are tax deductible!
Please click below for a one time donation
We need YOU.
Feel free to look around at all the info on this website and if you have any questions at all you can always email us at [email protected]
You can donate by mail by writing us a check to:
Underdog Animal Society PO Box 3294 Gulfport, MS 39505, you can PayPal a donation directly to [email protected]
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Underdog Animal Society
PO Box 3294
Gulfport, MS 39505
Email - [email protected]
We do not have a phone number listed due to the unfortunate nonstop owner surrender/stray dog calls that we were getting - we ONLY take senior dogs at risk for euthanasia from shelters.
Thank you for all of your support and kindness!