Back in 2012, I founded the Mylah Medical Foundation because I was inspired by my dog, Mylah, to help rescue dogs who had medical issues and needed extra care and funding. Many times, medical needs dogs are the last to be considered by rescues to be saved. Money is usually the reason why. Mylah brings so much joy to our lives despite her battle with diabetes and other autoimmune related disorders. I can’t imagine a world without her in it. All she needed was the right care and support and I am lucky I get to provide that for her.
Many homeless dogs sitting in animal control facilities are not so lucky, however. And many times, they have ailments like a broken leg or mange that are easy fixes. I wanted to give those dogs, and dogs with long-term diseases and illnesses, a chance to live a happy and healthy life like Mylah.
From 2012-2014 I had the opportunity to save many dogs through Mylah Medical Foundation, and it was a lot of rewarding work. I was in between jobs and was hired by another non-profit that ended up consuming my life. I was still saving dogs while working for this charity but I could not keep up two non-profits. I decided to put Mylah Medical Foundation on hold until I could dedicate the proper amount of time to it, and that hurt in a lot of ways.
I decided in 2015 to start a blog and see where it would lead me. Now in 2017, The DIY Dog Mom has turned into an income generating business and I am able to actually work for myself, doing what I love. Which also meant I could take the right amount of time and dedication needed to relaunch Mylah Medical Foundation and help dogs in need.
So, here it is! The new Mylah Medical Foundation website and we just helped a dog named Memphis – you can read about him here on our Facebook and donate to help him too. Mylah Medical Foundation is a 501(c)3 federally tax-exempt non-profit operating in the state of Illinois. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
I feel like The DIY Dog Mom has truly helped everything fall into place for what I want to be doing in order to share my knowledge of living a holistic life with dogs while helping rescue dogs.
Here are a few ways everything has fallen into place that I am so excited will help dogs!
- The DIY Dog Mom and its social media channels will help bring awareness to medical rescue dogs in need through Mylah Medical Foundation
- My shop, Tink & Sue, will be indefinitely donating 20% of all purchases to Mylah Medical Foundation to help save dogs
- The Pet Pro Society will also be donating a portion of paid class fees to Mylah Medical Foundation. I will also be launching an entire section of classes for non-profits and rescues to help with marketing, starting a rescue and branding for shelters.
Thank you so much for continuing to follow us on this journey! Your support means everything!