Many come from shelters. We do get some that are picked up as strays by Good Samaritans who tried but failed to locate the owner. Others are surrendered to SOS by professional and/or hobby breeders who could not sell the puppies they produced. A few are purchased at dog auctions by Good Samaritans who then surrender the dogs to SOS. We also accept Setters turned over to us by other rescues.
You will receive a copy of everything we have. In many cases, a history is not available.
We are a 501(c)3 organization. We issue acknowledgement letters for donations received, in accordance with the tax laws. Your tax advisor knows your tax situation, and can advise you what tax benefit you will personally derive from making charitable donations.
ISCA and SOS are independent of one another. We receive no monetary support from ISCA for any of the dogs in our program. We have, however, received support from ISCA members as well as from local Irish Setter Clubs. SOS has also provided both monetary and other support for both ISCA and GSCA rescue dogs as we are able, though not at the National Club level. We like to ensure that the funding we provide is being used as intended, so we pay shelter and vet fees directly rather than sending in a cash donation to the breed club.
Go to www.guidestar.org and search for "setters".