A Purposeful Rescue is a non-profit 501c3, tax-deductible organization. We run completely on charitable contributions. On behalf of homeless pets, we want to thank everyone who has contributed to our cause.

tax ID # 46-3646857

DONATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO:

P.O. BOX 351901

LOS ANGELES, CA 90035

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THE MANNY FUND

Sadly, senior dogs are surrendered to shelters every day and most of them go unnoticed. Often times, sick and senior dogs end up in shelters because their owners lack the financial resources to provide medical care or even the cost of humane euthanasia. We set up The Manny Fund to help senior and medical needs pets and their owners by keeping them out of the shelters and in their first (forever) homes. Our vow is that Manny will be remembered, and that his story can serve as a reminder of the countless other dogs who also need our help. 

 
 

MANNY'S STORY

Manny is a very special dog who touched the hearts of people around the world. Manny was surrendered by his owners to the Lancaster shelter - a crowded, high-kill shelter in Los Angeles County - at the age of 10. Luckily, a caring volunteer at the shelter shared a video of Manny, eyes closed tightly, trembling in fear in his kennel. Upon seeing this, the team at A Purposeful Rescue cried our eyes out, then quickly called everyone we knew to formulate an escape plan...and it worked! We placed Manny in a loving foster home. Manny's story had gone viral, and the emails and adoption applications poured in. Tragically, the very next morning we got a call from Manny's foster mom telling us our boy had passed away in his sleep. We couldn't wrap our heads around it. It just wasn't fair. We thought this was the beginning of his happily ever after. The only comfort we have is knowing that he went peacefully, on a soft bed with his loving foster mom by his side. In the words of Christina, the shelter volunteer, "It means the world to me to have seen him walk out of there. To feel the sun and the dirt on the ground. His wagging tail speaks volumes. His dying wish was for someone to come and show him love again." 


 

FOREVER FOSTERS

The Manny Fund sponsors medical care for our "Forever Fosters" - dogs who live out their remaining time as loved and cherished family members in our incredible foster homes.

HALLIE

AGE: 8 year WEIGHT: 70 lbs BREED: Mastiff


I am Hallie, and I am one lucky dog. I met the nice folks from APR at the shelter — just as my previous family was abandoning me. I was very distressed, to say the least. Who wouldn’t be? But now, I’m getting the care I and attention I deserve. 


SPRITE

AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 12 lbs BREED: Shih Tzu

Hi! My name is Sprite and I'm a 10 year old Shih Tzu who is cute as a button!! I weigh 12 lbs and I just want to sit in your lap all day long! I love car rides (on your lap)! Unfortunately I have bladder cancer, but thanks to the Manny Fund I get to have the absolute best time full of love with my forever foster family.


OPRAH

AGE: 12 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED:Pomeranian/Chihuahua

Hi! My name is Oprah! I'm a pint sized little pop tart with one super derp going on-no teefers in this mouth! Nope! None! Zero teefers! That's ok! I don't need 'em! I am a happy girl who is so grateful to the Manny Fund that I get to spend my golden years being loved and cherished! 

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