News : A Mission Named Hope

Feb 6, 2014

Published in The Portsmouth Herald

By Michael McCord

DEERFIELD – Fresh off a successful fundraising venture in 2013, Mary Doane has a new mission and it’s called Hope.

Hope, that is, who happens to be an adorable puppy in South Carolina that has overcome homelessness and almost deadly injuries to her pelvis and tail after a car hit her. “We were not going to turn our backs on this wonderful puppy,” said Doane, the owner of Mary’s Dogs Rescue and Adoption in Deerfield.

Doane is teaming up again with Ginny Turcotte of Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue in Manning, S.C.

“Hope was a little dog that Ginny saved,” Doane said. “Ginny got her the help she needed as she recovers. We plan to raise $2,000 to help pay for the veterinary costs for her extensive injuries. The monies raised on this fundraiser will go directly to her attending veterinarian’s practice to cover the cost of Hope’s surgery.”

Doane and Turcotte are using PetCaring, the free fundraising site for animals. The campaign titled “Hope Needs Our Help” will run through the end of February. “There are so many professional people doing good work. Just to get the dogs vetted and on their way north is hugely vital,” Doane said.

In the fall of 2013, Doane, Turcotte and the Angel’s Hope animal rescue organization of South Carolina joined together and raised more than $2,100 for Buttercup, a mother of nine puppies found living under a trailer in South Carolina. The goal of the campaign — titled “Will you Help Us to Start New Lives?” — was to raise $2,000. Ultimately, more than 58 donors “from all over the place,” Doane said, contributed to help reach the final tally.

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