El Paso Pug Rescue

Behind the Scenes

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee (ASAC)

Behind the ScenesAmanda Herrera

It has been a while since I've posted anything, but I assure you that I have been very busy with the Pugs and the animal community.

I'm excited to announce that I have been appointed as a Board Member for the City of El Paso's Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. It's a great advancement for me, and I'm excited to serve on a city council committee that solely serves to protect animal welfare. I will be representing the animal welfare organizations in El Paso, and also District 5.

I even got a congratulatory letter and a certificate from Mayor Oscar Leeser! It's a pretty big deal! I have always been committed to protecting animals. I will do everything in my power to make the City of El Paso a better and safer place for all of the animals in our community.

The ASAC provides guidance and advice to all of the animal shelters located within the City of El Paso regarding compliance by the shelters with the requirements of Chapter 823, Texas Health and Safety Code and other applicable state regulations. To learn more about ASAC and Chapter 823 please visit: www.elpasotexas.gov/animal-services/animal-shelter-advisory-committee

Fundraiser for our 501(c)3 Application

Behind the Scenes, FundraisersAmanda Herrera

We started a small fundraiser for our 501(c)3 application!
Please donate: www.gofundme.com/elpasopugrescueIRS

EPPR is in the process for applying for our 501(c)3 status, but our application will cost $400 to submit. We cannot apply for grants until our application is approved, so this application is a very important short-term goal. The additional $50 is the fee to register our Service Mark.

Since we are a new rescue, we are incredibly underfunded. We have been forced to send our most recent rescues out of El Paso because we were unable to afford their medical expenses, and that is unfortunate.

We have huge aspirations to make a difference in our community, but we cannot do it alone. We appreciate even the smallest of donations because everything helps, and we are eternally grateful for any support our friends and community can offer.

**This fundraiser is only for some of our start-up expenses that we need help with ASAP. We will have other fundraisers to help with medical expenses soon.**