HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Before we put 2018 to bed, let us recap our year with you.
It was a busy year, with numerous challenges and opportunities. You helped us power our programs forward, whether you gave volunteer hours, donations or just good vibes and general support.
SEE: 2018 in VIDEO FORM
Key Highlights from 2018:
A new way to help our community.
In partnership with the Oakland Unified School District and Rudsdale High School, we developed the
for young adults from Central America who are seeking political asylum. The goal of the program is to offer job skills and in many cases, personal confidence as they struggle with getting acclimated to their new home. Our rescued dogs really benefitted from their care and devotion.
Dog Owner Support
program took on some bigger cases (
). We've been especially grateful to have a way to help dogs owners displaced by the
Camp Fire in Butte County
). We expect this work to be ongoing for many months.
Extending our outreach:
We started bringing '
help to the under resourced City of Richmond, CA with two larger Owner Support events. And we enjoyed creating a
of Kathy's Kinnear's photos in the same space where we greeted residents with their dogs for services.
We said sad good-byes
to the wonderful '
in 2018. We worked with some of the best local volunteer handlers and new shelter adopters each week to train dozens of dogs from Berkeley Animal Care Services, and we celebrated
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) stars
. We made contact with
lawmakers in the UK
as they explore ways to dismantle their Breed Specific Laws.
TWO-OH! 2019 is BADRAP's 20 Year Anniversary - Twenty! We plan to celebrate big at the Rescue Barn. Stay alert for those details.
Thank you for all you do to support this work. We look forward to partnering with you in upcoming months for more heart bending, life changing work.