Camp Cocker Rescue is a Los Angeles-based rescue organization started by Cathy Stanley back in 2007. As many know, rescue work is not only difficult, it’s very expensive. Camp Cocker was recently contacted about a backyard breeder dumping 9 Cocker Spaniels in the Mojave Desert of California, so they jumped on the chance to save these dogs. Always looking for donations, the rescue didn’t expect to get $10,000.00 in a single donation. After asking for permission to reveal the names of their donors, we learned that Camp Cocker had been blessed by the graciousness of George and Amal Clooney.
The rescue volunteers cried real tears of happiness, because taking on 9 dogs in one day was not going to be an inexpensive task. “It is going directly toward the vet and boarding bills for the new nine dogs we just took in,” Stanley told PEOPLE. “Each of these dogs has never been to a vet in their entire lives so it’s quite a bit to get them caught up. They all needed blood work done, deep ear cleanings, some had wounds where their nails had grown around into the pads of their feet, they all needed baths/grooming, many had matted hair that needed to be shaved down.”
It's matchy matchy time! Are you ready for some BIG TIME news?Some generous donors heard about the plight of the nine new dogs we just took in from the backyard breeder and they wanted to lend a paw. The medical bills and medical to do list is getting longer by the day (yesterday we learned that yet another one of these dogs will need an ear ablation surgery from a lifetime of neglect).Believe it or not, the average donation that comes in to Camp Cocker Rescue is in the $5 to $25 range. That's why you see us constantly asking for donations because we know that the only way we can continue our rescue efforts is by a LOT of people, just like you, donating small amounts. It's true . . . it takes a village to rescue just one dog, and it's never been more true since we opened our rescue to take in nine dogs all at once.Well, you can imagine how blown away we were when we heard that a $10,000 donation was pledged to our doggies. Our generous donors would feel so good to see their donation doubled by all of you, so for the month of May, every dollar you donate will be matched (up until we reach $10,000).After we all did happy dances and cried with happiness for this unbelievable matching donation offer – we then asked the donors if (and only if they gave us their permission) . . . if we could reveal their names to our supporters in order to help us reach our big goal this month. They were so very gracious to give us permission to reveal their names.We want to thank George and Amal Clooney for their unbelievable donation and now it's time to turn to all of YOU to see if you can match it!!!!We've set up a special donate link right here:https://donorbox.org/matching-donations-for-mayReady . . . set . . . go!Let's do this everyone! Spread the word far and wide!For the full extended version of the dramatic rescue of these nine new dogs, click here:https://youtu.be/eXWwtTszJa4
Posted by Camp Cocker Rescue on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
According to their Facebook post, they are very grateful to the Clooney’s for their amazing donation, and they want to see if other donors can get together and match the amount. “We want to thank George and Amal Clooney for their unbelievable donation and now it’s time to turn to all of YOU to see if you can match it!!!!” urges their Facebook status. The Clooney’s donation wasn’t random, however. They have been long supporters of animal rescue for years. Back in 2010, George Clooney adopted his Cocker Spaniel, Einstein, from Camp Cocker. He came back and brought home Louie in 2013. In 2015, he and his wife adopted a Basset Hound from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. But Camp Cocker doesn’t want anyone to think they’re only in need of major donations like these. “We have a philosophy where we want to be very inclusive of all of our supporters and it’s important to us that no matter how small of a donation, every person feels like their donation is meaningful and that we appreciate them,” Stanley reassured. She’s certainly right – a little bit goes a long way for these homeless pups.