Collies Florida Rescue has been assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of collies for 15 years. We began operating as a committee of the Collie Club of Greater Miami, a Florida Non-profit corporation. In 2005 I decided that we could better assist more animals, to a greater degree, if we became an independent, tax exempt organization. With the assistance of several awesome supporters, we officially received out 501(3)C status in 2006. We have thus far placed well over 200 collies and service, along with Tallahassee, Gulf Coast, and First Coast Collie Rescues the state of Florida and Southern GA & AL. We also network with many Collie Rescues all over the country. There are so many animals in a state of need that it is sometimes difficult to keep up and sometimes the costs are astronomical. Collies come to us either as surrenders or from shelters. They may have been neglected or abused. Vetting, heart worm treatments and restoration of health while in foster care, all come at a high cost. Our top adoption donation of $350....for a healthy puppy.... slides downward depending on age, mental and physical needs and temperament (a rarity) barely covers basic intake needs. We maintain our funds via grant writing, a future active Ebay site or on site store, as well as belonging to iGive, AMAZON SMILE, and other affiliates.....you shop, they donate! Watch for them on the home page. Our main fundraiser EVENT, the ANNUAL COLLIE RESCUE BRUNCH and FUN EVENT, will resume shortly as we settle into our new home near Gainesville.