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Team Stinkykiss helps thousands of homeless and abandoned animals find loving homes

Written By: Team CMC

A dog may be old, medically fragile, or only have three legs, but it still has a huge heart full of love to give and deserves a caring and comfortable home. That's the motto of the many dedicated volunteers who run the nonprofit organization, Team Stinkykiss.

"Many senior and medically fragile dogs spend the last days of their lives on the cold concrete floor of county shelters," says Teresa Cox, President of Team Stinkykiss. "For terminally ill rescues, we find loving foster homes and our organization pays for medical costs for the rest of the dog's life."

Since its founding in 2012, Team Stinkykiss, has rescued and rehomed more than 4,000 homeless and abandoned dogs in the Central Savannah River Area, primarily focused on dogs from high-kill shelters. The all-volunteer team works with foster families, local veterinarians and animal shelters to provide medical care, temporary foster families and eventual placement with a carefully screened forever home.

Team Stinkykiss provides medical care to each rescue dog that includes age-appropriate vaccinations, testing for heartworm, microchipping, and spaying or neutering before being adopted. As a community resource for older dogs and animals with medical conditions who would otherwise not be adopted, the organization pays for medical care for terminally ill dogs to comfortably live out their remaining days with a foster family.

A rotating list of dozens of foster families are an essential part of the volunteer team. From young adults just starting out in life to older people and families, these fosters have big hearts, a love of animals, and a desire to help.

Team Stinkykiss also helps people in the community by providing food and other essentials when necessary, including helping families who can't afford to take care of their dog's medical problem. Waylon, a sweet one-year old Chihuahua, was one such case. His owner signed him over to Team Stinkykiss with a black, rotten leg. He was immediately taken to a veterinarian where his leg was removed. Today, he is a three-legged, happy boy living his best life with a loving family.

"Our mission is to provide the love and care that these dogs deserve," says Teresa. "Whether that's through extra medical attention or helping families in the community with dog food, we believe every dog deserves to be cared for."

Learn more at www.teamstinkykiss.com.


About Cingo: The name Cingo means to surround and secure, conveying the company's commitment to home protection. The company has been protecting families in the Southeast since 1974. It provides home protection services throughout Georgia and South Carolina, including Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Douglas, Dublin, Milledgeville, Savannah, Vidalia, Waycross and all points in between. Cingo was named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine and listed as a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Learn more at www.cingohome.com.