Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions (NCBCRA) is an all volunteer group who give their time and resources to place border collies in need into new homes where they will be loved and well cared for. No compensation is provided to our volunteers. 100% of fees paid for dog adoptions go to offset organization expenses and for the care of our dogs.
The bulk of our costs are for food and canine veterinarian care. Virtually every dog we bring into rescue requires some medical care. Routine medical costs include rabies vaccinations, DHPP vaccinations, heartworm tests, heartworm preventative medication, microchipping, deworming, spays & neuters. We also incur costs to treat a variety of illness and disease, ranging from bacterial infections to prolonged and expensive medication for existing heartworm. There are surgical costs for major accidents, as well as less severe, but perhaps more frequent needs such as a broken tooth extraction or removal of a stomach obstruction from chewing on wood! While we have established a network of veterinarians who kindly reduce fees for us, the sheer scope of possible illness and injury keeps us forever in need of financial assistance.