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  • Adopted Murdock in December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him & am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
  • Marie, PA
  • I lost my best friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old. That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
  • Carrie, VA

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    MAESSR is an all-volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Our primary expense is for veterinary services. Prior to placement, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered, receive rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordatella vaccines, have heartworm and intestinal worm tests, and are supplied with heartworm and flea preventative. Many also have infections or infestations which must be treated. Still others have serious health problems — heartworm, broken legs, tumors, epilepsy. In addition, we have to board some dogs when they must be pulled from a shelter to save their lives but no foster homes are available. Although an adoption donation is required for every dog, the expenses of 40% of our dogs exceed their adoption donation.

    MAESSR has additional administrative expenses for mailing supplies and postage, semiannual newsletter, and posters. Our foster families provide food, toys, and other everyday supplies for our dogs (the love, attention, and training they give is beyond price).

    YOU CAN HELP by becoming a monthly sponsor or making a donation to our general fund.

    HONORARIUM/MEMORIAM DONATIONS: You can honor a loved one (human or animal) or remember a loved one when you make a donation. Just add the name under the notation In Honor/Memory of. If you give us their name and address, we will send a card to them memorializing your gift.

    Or, send your check or money order payable to MAESSR to:

    P.O. Box 15354
    Richmond, VA 23227

    Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (MAESSR) is a volunteer based 501(c)3 animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming English Springer Spaniels thru rescue, rehabilitation, training, humane education, and community outreach.