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.

SCOOBY

AGE: 14 years WEIGHT: 23 lbs BREED: Canaan Dog/ShibaInu mix

Hi! My name is Scooby and I'm 15 years old! I was surrendered to the Downey Shelter in July and was told I was too old and needed to be euthanized...WRONG! No way! I still had life to live! So what that I had some vestibular issues and trouble walking! I love to go on outings and absolutely think the beach is the greatest place on earth! I adore my foster siblings and am so grateful to the Manny Fund for providing my medical care for the rest of my life! Because of that I get to stay with the people and dogs i love the most in the entire world! Thank you Manny Fund!! 


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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