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Location: Dallas, TX
Year established: 2012
Number of staff/volunteers/foster homes: Over 130 volunteers and roughly 40 active foster homes
Types of animal they work with: “We are mainly a street dog rescue but have been known to help other animals too,” says Mandi Schmitz.
Fundraising initiatives: “Our fundraisers are continuous and always changing. We are featured on MuchMoreThanMe.com — $7 from the sale of each shirt on the website goes to Duck Team 6 when you pick our organization. We are also currently in the planning stages of our first ever gala, Canines and Cadillacs. Our goal is to raise enough funds to provide veterinary care, particularly sterilization surgeries, for as many dogs in low-income areas as possible. A long-term goal is to have a brick-and-mortar facility where we can temporarily house the dogs we rescue while they are being evaluated for medical and social issues, before they go into foster care.”
Favorite rescue story: “Nadine was a stray dog who was wandering around in the woods near Dallas. She was found to have a microchip, and we traced her to a woman named Melanie Barnes in Kellar, which was 36 miles away from where we found the dog. Melanie told us that Nadine (her real name is Bella) jumped her fence and escaped two years before. Needless to say, Melanie and Bella were more than thrilled to be reunited after all that time.”