We are often asked, "What is the Charitable Trust?" In short, the Trust is you! It is the Newfoundland dog breeders, owners and supporters who pool their resources to make a difference in the lives of our beloved gentle giants every day.
The Trust supports activities of both Rescue and the Newfoundland Health Challenge. The National Rescue Network provides a safety net for regional club rescue groups and areas where no regional club exists to find safe and loving forever homes for Newfoundlands in need. The Health Challenge helps us raise the needed funds to support Research Grants to improve the health of future generations of Newfoundlands. We are currently focusing our research efforts on genetic research in SAS, Cranial Cruciate Disease and basic scientific research to help researchers develop the tools necessary for development of genetic markers. Please help us spread the word about the work we do -
|Ashley enjoying a soft bed |
in her forever home.
|Double Your Contribution Online This Week!|
Join NCA Charities in working towards a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.
Thanks to the generosity of long time supporters Clyde & Cathy Dunphy, Andy & Jean Zinsmeyer and the Newfoundland Club of Seattle, your online gifts to NCA Charities this week will be matched up to $2000 in total giving!
Your gift means TWICE as many Newfoundlands helped through rescue, and TWICE as much funding for Health research.
|Rescue Report: 30 Years of Happy Tails!|
|Summer enjoying her new home.|
"I can't believe Summer has been here for over six weeks already. She has made great strides in the training department and likes to follow us wherever we are in the house. I'm guessing the real story is that if the previous owner had put in training time, they wouldn't have given her up. Either she is very smart or I'm a good trainer. Hopefully a little of both. The main thing she has to work on still is manners with our other dog. I'm guessing it's just puppy stage but she likes to wrestle fairly regularly. Sometimes I get concerned that she should be an only dog but there have been times lately where I've caught Summer and Luke laying nicely by each other. I'm hoping I just have to be a little more patient. She seems to be putting on weight but I want to take her to the vet to step on the scale just to make sure she's at a good weight. Thanks again for placing this wonderful girl with us" - Ray
30 years ago the need for Rescue mirrored the needs of today. Since 1983 over 1,200 Newfs have been saved. Since the formation of NCA Rescue funding has been used for Veterinary Care and Regional Club Grants. The NCA Rescue network relies on countless hours of effort from Regional Clubs and dedicated individuals across the country who share their time, expertise, and hearts to transport, rehabilitate, groom, train and love these second hand dogs.
Your support of the NCA Rescue network goes back into direct care for dogs in need. NCA Rescue is 100% volunteer organized and staffed and responds to save Newfoundlands every day of the year.
|Highlighting Health Challenge |
|Endowment - Celebrating Sustainability|
Dr. David Trueblood said, "It takes a noble person to plant a seed and grow a tree that will one day provide shade to those whom one may never meet". In 2012, through the support of Newfoundand owners like you, we were able to launch the Newfoundland Endowment Fund. This endowment will be used to help secure a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland. Generous supporters have brought the endowment fund to $36,004 this year. Our challenge now is to grow the endowment
fund to a self-sustaining level. Think about a future where the worry of hip dysplasia, bloat or SAS did not haunt Newfoundland breeders and owners or when a safe and loving forever home was waiting for every Newfoundland puppy born. Your donation today
to the Newfoundland endowment fund can help to make that vision a reality. Gifts of cash, appreciated securities, real estate, art, collectibles and other assets can all help to grow the endowment. Contact Andy Zinsmeyer
to learn more.
|2014 Health Survey|
In 2012, the Steering Committee of the NCA conducted a survey of the membership. Some of the questions asked centered around what members felt were the most important functions of the club, and how the club should allocate resources.
|Summer has made a new friend |
as a rescue placement.
When asked to rank the importance of various activities of the NCA, both "Preserve and protect the Newfoundland breed" and "Work to improve the health of Newfoundland dogs" were rated "most important" by 91% of the members and overall got 7.4 and 7.7 out of ten respectively for resource allocation. A majority of the members, 74%, felt that the NCA does not spend enough on Health and Longevity with it capturing 8%** of the current annual budget. (**This figure does not represent spending for NCA Health Challenge Research Studies which are funded through your donations to the NCA Charitable Trust)
The Steering Committee is interested in understanding what aspects of health are your highest priority. This survey is open to NCA members and non-members alike; it is not an anonymous survey, nor is it scientific. The goal is to obtain first-hand information from Newfoundland owners.