The results are in and it's official...
Mastiff Rescue of Florida made the 2022 top-rated nonprofit list on the GreatNonprofits website.
Thanks to all of the hard work from the MRF leadership and volunteers, our organization received 28 contributions and a solid 5-star review average from the community. The managing director of GreatNonprofits, Shari Tishman, sent us an official certificate with the top-rated status earlier this week to commemorate the achievement. We are proud to announce that we were among the few distinguished nonprofits to receive this level of endorsement for 2022.
We appreciate everyone who helped make this happen and are are very grateful for your continued support.
Going forward, our intention is to stick to our mission and continue meeting the needs of English mastiffs throughout the state of Florida, by educating the public, providing volunteer rescue, and finding forever homes to these gentle giants.
If you believe in our cause, please help others find out about our mission by sharing with your friends and family. And if you haven't already, please consider donating.
The MRF Team
T-shirts have been designed and produced by Amber and Tony Vickers small business owners of The Stained Glass Lady… THEY are dedicated MRF Adopters, Fosters and volunteers. These shirts were designed to celebrate our MRF Team of volunteers and help the dogs.. Every shirt is made to order and has” The Stained Glass 5 Mastiff Mascot” approval. Shirts are high quality, a variety of colors and several styles. See them all at:
Yesterday, every rescues worst fear came true to one of our own, Furever Bully Love Rescue from the Orlando area. One of their dogs went on a trial sleepover and part of her body was just recovered.
2 weeks ago, Nala, went on a trial sleepover with an adoptive family. This family filled out an application, had a home check completed, vet check completed, and a background check. The family had no red flags and everyone was excited for her to have hopefully found the perfect forever home.
Furever Bully Love Rescue shared on their FB page on Aug 25th-
Nala went to her new trial run home. Day 1 and 2 the adoptive parents kept in touch with how things were going. On day 3 when asked for pictures of Nala they were ignored. Multiple texts throughout that day were sent and all went unanswered. On day 4 the rescue received a picture of Nala in the car stating they were going to AL to visit her mother. Day 5/6 nothing. On day 7 we sent the closest foster we had to their house. The adopter sent her son outside and told our foster she gave Nala away to her brother. We pulled background checks on all family members both in FL & AL. We spoke to several family members that knew nothing about Nala, including her brother who Nala was not with. During this second week of investigating- we spoke to her family, neighbors, local vets, Animal Control, microchip company, and retained a lawyer. In the meantime, I continued to send threatening text messages for the return of Nala to us. Finally, 2 days ago the husband replies and says Nala ran away on the 2nd day they had her. Nala isn’t a runner. We know she didn’t run away. They live on 10 acres w/ only 1 neighbor. At this point we believe that Nala is still on their property either alive or deceased.
Reward of $5,000 offered for her safe return.
Unfortunately, yesterday 8/27/2021 an update with the dreaded news was released.
Part of Nalas body was recovered today. She’s been deceased since 8/6, the day after her adoption trial started. She was shot and killed with part of her body discovered on the property.
Furever Bully Love Rescue shared “We will be pursuing both civil & criminal charges on the Malone family. What they did to Nala is too disturbing for details. I want to say thank you to Washington County Sheriff's Office & Chipley Animal Control for going above & beyond today & giving us the closure Nala deserved.
Today, 8/27 marks the end of this search but the beginning of a fight for justice. We will not rest until the Malone’s are held accountable for their actions.”
Please join us in supporting them and fighting for justice for sweet Nala. While we are breed specific to English Mastiffs, we care and stand beside our partners in rescue. #JusticeForNala
Concentration: Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Shelter Medicine Certification
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Dec 3rd is #GivingTuesday. This year we are fundraising to help with Veterinarian Expenses, Food, Oldies but Goodies Program and Hand to Paw ... Make a donation or create a fundraiser on Dec 3rd help us reach our $5000.00 goal that Facebook will double to $10,000.00 What a day this could be for helping Mastiff Rescue of Florida help their mastiffs.
Mark your calendar Dec 3rd, starting at 5 a.m.PST- 8 a.m EST every donation made to Mastiff Rescue of Florida will be doubled by FACEBOOK. Please help us. Thank you
Hurricane 101 for you and your pets
NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET UNATTENDED OR BEHIND
What to do ahead of a storm:
1. Have your pet micro-chipped
This is a permanent means of identification. Include a back-up phone number of an out-of-state friend/family member. Email a copy of the paperwork to yourself so you can access it even if you’re not at home.
2. Make an ID tag while you wait at a pet store or Walmart for under $10
A tag allows the finder to contact you immediately without taking your pet to a shelter or vet clinic to be scanned for a microchip. During a hurricane, clinics and shelters may be closed for days or weeks! Include your cell phone number, not your home phone number – you won’t be there!
3. Have a plan
Plan where to take your pet if you’re unable to bring them with you during an evacuation – enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member.
4. Take photos of your pet from all angles
Include a close-up of their face. Show unusual coloring or markings. Upload pictures to an online photo s5. Register your pet as “Safe” throughHelpingLostPets.com.
It's free. Easily update to “Lost” in an emergency without searching for photos when you are panicked.
More: Hurricane tips to help children feel safe
If you need to evacuate
1. Get a Sharpie
Write your phone number on your pet's collar (or their belly) if you don’t have an ID tag.
2. Never leave your pet behind!
Not all emergency shelters allow pets. See "pet-friendly shelters" below for information on bringing your pets to a shelter.
3. Have your paperwork
You’ll need proof of vaccinations for shelters and hotels.
4. Don't forget
Bring pet medications, vet records, microchip records (in a waterproof container), kitty litter/box, food, dishes, manual can opener, and water.
5. Take control
Use a leash and properly fitted collar with legible ID tag. Harness or martingale collar recommended.
6. Crate your dog/cat
Be sure crate is sturdy and door securely fastened. Check crate door/firm grip on leash before opening car doors or hotel door. Run seat belt through leash handle. Keeps dog with car if there’s an accident or from bolting when the door opens.
7. Double check
After stopping for gas/food, be sure all pets are in car before driving away.
8. Place a sign on hotel door “Pets inside. Do not open door.”
Secure pets when left alone in room so housekeeping doesn’t accidentally let them out.
Hurricane shelters should be used as a last resort. If you need to evacuate and you have nowhere else to go, you can go to a pet-friendly shelter.
1. Check shelter openings
Pay attention to news broadcasts and social media to find out where your county's pet-friendly shelter is and when it will open.
Many pet-friendly shelters require pre-registration. Make sure you have your pet's paperwork.
3. Bring supplies
You'll need a sturdy crate, bed, leash and food for your pet, along with supplies for yourself. Shelters do not provide supplies.
5 Adorable dogs that are going to need homes to call their own.
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