1. What is “Clumbers in Need” and what is its mission?
“Clumbers in Need” is a Clumber Spaniel rescue that was started to
search for and place less fortunate Clumber Spaniels in the
homes they deserve. Our MISSION
is to rescue Clumbers from millers/backyard breeders or similar
situations including purchasing (yes, we pay for them) Clumbers
when necessary to get them out of bad situations and give them
an opportunity to live in a healthier, happier, and loving
environment. We want to give the Clumbers that are getting the
bad end of the deal, a chance regardless of their unlucky
Clumbers in Need does not take owner surrenders and if contacted about an
owner surrender, the owners will be referred to the Clumber
Spaniel Club of America (CSCA) rescue. Clumbers in Need does not
pull from shelters and will again recommend that CSCA rescue be
Our intent is to focus solely on what is best for the dog and be the voice
for the dogs and speak loudly for them.
2. Who started “Clumbers in Need” and what is their experience
with animal rescue?
Kim Smith McLendon started Clumbers in Need and to date has rescued (17)
adult Clumber Spaniels and has also volunteered and fostered for
Furever Friends rescue group.
3. Is “Clumbers in Need” a Non-Profit or Not-for-Profit
organization? Are contributions tax deductible?
Briefly, by way of background, "Clumbers in Need " is a private
rescue group operated by Kim Smith McLendon with help from her
husband Edward and children as well as many members of the
"Clumbers in Need " online rescue group.
Kim Smith McLendon does what she does for the Clumbers as a personal
choice and is committed to those she rescues and those needing
rescued. The very first Clumbers rescued were bought with
donations and the McLendons made up the difference using
personal funds. Since then, the majority of costs associated
with "Clumbers in Need" have also come from personal
"Clumbers in Need " in not a non-profit organization and any
donations made are not tax deductible.
4. Is there an adoption fee charged to the adopting family? What is
the amount and how is it determined?
Yes, there will be an adoption fee of $650.00 charged to the adopting
5. Does the adoption fee include specific rescue fees paid by
“Clumbers in Need” for the particular dog being adopted?
Yes, but usually only a portion of it.
6. Do you accept “loan” contributions for emergency rescues where
funds are needed immediately? Can the “loan” contribution be
refunded to the “loaner” when an adoption of said rescue
occurs with the fee paid by the adopting family?
No, not at this time.
7. How does “Clumbers in Need” account for adoption fees,
donations and costs, and is this information made public? How is
the money from the adoption fees used? How is the money from
contributions and/or donations used?
Adoption fees, donations/contributions will be used at our discretion and
will go toward the purchase of the dogs, vetting expenses,
transportation fees, etc. Any funds left over will be put aside
in a fund for future rescues.
8. What is “Furever Friends” and what is the nature of
Need's" association with them?
“Furever Friends” was a non-profit dog rescue organization and
“Clumbers in Need” was a group under “Furever Friends”
that was started to help Clumbers. “Clumbers in Need” is now
a stand alone rescue and is under the supervision of Kim Smith
McLendon as “Furever Friends” dog rescue has been suspended.
All adoptions will follow all laws and regulations; both state