What is RTCA’s role in rescue?
Rat Terrier Club of America’s Rescue Position Statement
The Rat Terrier Club of America Board of Directors considers the rescue needs for our breed within this country to be very serious. One of the responsibilities that parent club’s encounter is that which comes with the much needed rescue efforts throughout our country. At this time, RTCA is a small club with limited resources and the ability to be involved with any sort of rescue effort is very constrained.
RTCA, as a U.S. based club, will provide space on their website to provide links to known and respected rescue groups within the U.S. As a courtesy to rescues located in the adjoining countries we will consider including a link to known and respected groups outside the U.S.
RTCA does encourage members who have an interest in assisting rescue to raise funds towards that end goal. Upon receiving prior board approval, by submitting to the board the details of plan specifics for the fund raising event, all funds collected using the RTCA as a solicitation mechanism must go to our treasurer and be properly tracked as dedicated to rescue. If funds are collected for a specific cause, they will be disbursed by the treasurer for that cause. If they are for rescue in general, the disbursal would be decided by the board on a case by case basis with the most likely prospect of being divided equally between the existing and trusted rescue groups within our country.
Lost or found Rat Terriers are also a concern in our club. If you've lost and/or found a Rat Terrier please email RTCA4ALL@msn.com, and include a description of the dog, date, and vicinity. The RTCA will post the information up to 90 days, unless notified otherwise.
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