2014 Annual Report – National Mill Dog Rescue

NMDR Wine & Wags Masquerade Gala

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Doors open 5:00 pm for check-in and VIP reception
Event 5:30 pm – 9 pm (VIPs gain early entry at 5 pm)
TICKETS: $150 ($135 early bird through August 10th)
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs
1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Get ready for NMDR’s 2023 Gala, Wine & Wags Masquerade, happening at the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton in Colorado Springs on September 30th! This incredible event gives you the chance to dress up in your most stunning masquerade attire and support your favorite nonprofit. Prepare for a night filled with excitement as we host a VIP reception, silent auction, wine pull, an electrifying live auction, and a delightful doggy parade. And that’s not all – we’ll end the evening with dancing and give you a glimpse into the bright future of NMDR with inspiring words from our founder and Executive Director, Theresa Strader.

Check in at 5pm to mingle with fellow supporters, enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar, and snap pictures of you and your party. Silent Auction opens at 5:45 for general admission, where you can bid on fantastic items. During dinner, you’ll get to hear from members of the NMDR team who will share heartwarming stories of our rescued dogs and their new, loving families. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Expose your business to hundreds of enthusiastic consumers in Colorado. Activate your brand through signage, shoutouts on social media, and more. Secure your spot now and grab the attention your business deserves! Contact morganal@nmdr.org for more information, or click the ticketing link to conveniently sign up online.

Plus, don’t miss the chance to make a meaningful impact by donating to our silent auction. We’re accepting items valued at $25 or more. Whether it’s experiences, gift certificates, or gift baskets, we welcome it all! Please email kristind@nmdr.org to submit a silent auction donation.

Dear friends,

At the end of December, we were closing in on 10,000 dogs rescued since our beginning in 2007. Hard to believe! It has been a backbreaking, often distressing journey, yet the most deeply rewarding experience of a lifetime. None of our successes have come easy; but we are on our feet, going strong, with much work yet to be done.

Over the previous seven years, we accomplished so much; but we grew so fast—from caring for a few dogs in my backyard to housing a hundred at a time in our Peyton kennel and a hundred more in foster homes—that most of the time we scrambled to keep our heads above water. There were just so many dogs that needed us!

Last year, we were finally able to take a deep breath and a hard look at all of the processes involved in moving our precious survivors from their cages at the mills and into loving homes. We asked ourselves: How could we work smarter to help the dogs and advance our mission?

So, 2014 was the year of making things better, not bigger. We improved our long-term rehabilitation program for fearful dogs, streamlined our adoption program, grew our outreach through social media and made some necessary upgrades to our kennel facility. You’ll see several other examples in this report.

Thankfully, our incredible volunteers kept everything humming along, as they continue to do each and every day. I am deeply humbled and extremely proud to have such a committed and passionate group of people working right alongside me. There is simply no way we would be here without their undying dedication. Because of them, thousands of dogs that once had hopeless futures are instead living as cherished family members across the entire nation.

Along with our volunteers, our supporters are vital to our ongoing success. With your continued encouragement and friendship, we will be right here loving and caring for our puppy mill survivors until the very last day that we are needed.

With immeasurable gratitude,
Theresa Strader
Executive Director

CLICK THIS LINK to read our 2014 Annual Report.

Donate HERE and help us rescue more puppy mill dogs.

2014 Annual Report Cover

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