June 15, 2021
Dear Puppy Rescue Mission Family,
As many of you have likely already seen, the CDC has just issued a ban for all dog imports from 113 countries across the world starting July 14th.
Many of these countries are where our US military members are deployed to and where we have been working for the last 11 years. We can assure you that we have followed 100% of CDC rules and regulations from day 1 and in nearly 4,000 animals rescued not one of our animals has ever had rabies. We are devastated by this ban and although we will still be able to assist in some countries and our soldiers’ cats in any country, this will affect our work tremendously. Having to turn soldiers away is so unfair. We as an organization believe in what we do and are going to do all we can to reach out to our politicians as this ban will affect so many animals and people across the world.
We are going to rally and get as many of our current rescues home before July 14th and we will continue to fight and rescue all those that we are legally able to after July 14th. We ask for your support during this difficult time, that we can survive the year and continue the amazing work of assisting our US military with rescuing their battle buddies. We have received countless thank you notes from family members with stories of how these battle buddies have saved their soldiers from suicide and helped them readjust to civilian life. These animals provide a small sense of normalcy in a land where life is less than ideal. We cannot stop now, the suicide rates among our US military is far too high and they deserve to be able to bring their battle buddies home.
We need you now more than ever…. we will continue to do what we do for as long as we can. Please reach out to your local politicians, we need to get this ban changed and punish those who are not following the rules, not the ones who have been since the start.
With a Heavy Heart,
Anna Cannan - President/Founder
Michelle Smith - Executive Director
The Puppy Rescue Mission Team
Your voice can make a difference. Please help us to continue to serve our service members.
Since 2010, we have never turned a service member away. Now, nearly 4,000 battle buddies later, we are faced with the reality that we may have to.
Please contact your state's Senator and tell them why PRM should be able to continue to help service members.
Contact your local Representative and ask them to support PRM's ability to continue to help service members.
Whether you are a service member we have helped, an adopter, or someone who supports our efforts, your voice makes a difference!
Is your Senator or Representative dog friendly? If they are, they may certainly have a soft spot for our efforts. We've done some research to get you started.