The function of the organization is to facilitate Shiba Rescue by:
If funds are needed for expenses over and above normal Vet care that would be covered through adoption fees, the person fostering the Shiba may contact any of the SIRRA Board members for an application (it will also be posted on our web site).
The person seeking funds will complete the Funding Application Form and fax or mail it to the SIRRA Secretary, along with a picture of the Shiba Inu for which funds are requested. Copies of Vet bills, or a quote for a procedure that is still to be performed, will need to be provided. Normally this will be faxed to SIRRA by the vet clinic that provided the care. The approval process will be delayed until the information requested is provided.
Once all information is provided the board will review the application, ask for further information if needed and make a decision. A check can normally be mailed in a week or less once the decision is made. This is not a quick process; normally the rescuer will be reimbursed rather than expenses paid up front.
The maximum assistance that SIRRA can provide is $600 per Shiba Inu. Funds are not available for an owner’s personal dog as we are a rescue organization. SIRRA is primarily funded by donations and has limited resources. SIRRA may not always have funds to distribute. Limits may be set on how much one person or organization can request in a set time period.
Norma Hornung, Secretary
230 Falls Village Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15239-2552
Phone: 724-733-2888 FAX: 724-733-8944