Rescues Helping Rescues
Food is only one of many costs in animal rescue, but as a Food Rescue, Miss Dixie’s supports animal rescues with high vetting, maintenance, and food costs by reducing some of that financial burden.
Miss Dixie’s believes in equality for all rescues by distributing food and supplies to Southern Ontario based rescues in a timely way to ensure that donations are spread out to help as many animals and as many rescues as possible.
Costs of Rescue:
These numbers are a rough monthly estimate used to showcase the hidden costs of animal rescue, assuming care of 100 animals. Costs can vary wildly depending on the number of animals per rescue and the level of care required.
$2000 to $3000 to upwards of $15K depending on need
$3000 to $5000
Single Feral Cat Colony Food
*These numbers are a rough monthly estimate used to showcase the hidden costs of animal rescue assuming 100 animals. Costs can vary wildly depending on the number of animals per rescue and the level of care required.
Success to date:
Thank you to the gracious donations from our partners, we’re able to regularly distribute skids of cat food, litter, dog food, treats, medicine, and small animal food and supplies for a plethora of species.
Skids per month
Food value per truck
Food value per year
What the shelters Say
Miss Dixie's Foundation...
Miss Dixie's Foundation once again has given Homeward Bound Rescue a trunk load of food and supplements. During COVID-19 HBR like all other rescues has been very limited on their ability to fundraise. It is thanks to people like Chrissy McKenty at Miss Dixie’s who help us keep running. Without the food and other donations we couldn’t continue to help the dogs in need.- #ittakesavillage - Hayley Nash of Homeward Bound Rescue
A HUGE thank you...
A HUGE thank you and shout out to Miss Dixie's Foundation for the amazing donation of dog food, cat food & cat litter. This woman organized thousands of pounds of items for numerous rescues, and we were fortunate to fill two SUVs full. This is soo amazing, especially during this pandemic! This helps us so much for our animals, and we are so grateful for such an amazing person!Thank you so much - Fur Warriors
Thank you to our friends...
Thank you to our friends at Miss Dixie's Foundation who are always so supportive of so many rescues. Earlier this week they sent us a lot of high quality dog treats, canned food, and joint supplements. These donations allow us to put monetary donations towards our medical bills. Hooray!Happy's Place- Retirement Home for Dogs
How to donate
You can contribute in many ways to help us
All funds raised and food collected are directed right back into our community of selfless rescues who are often paying for food and supplies out of pocket. We can’t help them help more animals without your support.
Donations are always accepted and can be sent directly to PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS, but we will also accept donations via the below methods:
- Donations are always accepted and can be sent directly to PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS
- Our Amazon Wish List has items that we sadly don’t see in donations from distributors, but that our rescue friends need to survive. Buy one thing or a few things and it will be delivered right to us.
- Do you have a great gift that we could resell in our online auction? Email us and we’ll gladly accept items or services that can help in our fundraising efforts
- Sponsor a truck! Truck rentals for pickups are our biggest cost, and one truckload of food goes a long way!
Any donation big or small is welcomed! We can distribute food nearing it’s sell-by date to ensure that it does not go to waste.
Whether you’re a wholesale food or pet supply company looking to give back, or a local maker creating pet products that can help support our rescues, we want to hear from you! We aim to make your donation process as easy as possible by working with one organization who can distribute to many.
Drivers, lifters, packers, sorters, emailers, social media enthusiasts, we’re looking for you!
Organizations we support
Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation
Max Saltsman Community Cooperative
Hope Springs Cancer Center
Brantford Twin Valley Zoo Sanctuary Program
Monica Place for Pregnant and Parenting Youth
Ice Foundation K9 Rescue
Fetch and Releash
As a Federally Registered non-profit, Miss Dixie’s provides food and supplies to animal rescues, sanctuaries, pet food banks, foster organizations, and shelters so that they can focus their efforts on vetting and caring for animals in need.
Having worked in rescue since 2002, Chrissy McKenty realized the need for more organized food distribution after watching the fear of food insecurity in rescues result in stockpiling more food than they needed before it would go bad. Spoiled food helps no one, and it broke her heart to see it go to waste.
Miss Dixie’s Foundation was established in November 2017 to combat this and aims to make sure that small rescues throughout Ontario are given the resources needed to grow and take care of more animals without the fear of food costs.
Pickups and COVID Policy
We follow COVID-19 Protocols
In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and to abide by provincial legislation, we are operating with a no contact policy during all pickups and drop-offs. Visitors to our pick-up facilities are required to arrive masked, remain outside the facility, and maintain physical distance while transporting food and supplies into their vehicle.