k9 Rescue & Rehab
K9 RESCUE & REHAB is one of the few organizations rescuing not only highly adoptable pets, but sick, older, and injured animals. We help both purebred and mixed breed pets. When we rescue litters of puppies and kittens we also help their mothers who, sad to say, are all too often left behind by other organizations and so, are put down. The pets in our charge come to us from wealthy homes where the owners no longer have time for them. They come from incredible poverty where they often have not been fed for days on end. Often, they come to us as strays from no home at all. We have assisted over 200 animals this year thanks to our volunteers, and supporters. The stories of these pets are as unique and as vast as the number of people who comprise the wonderful organization that is K9 RESCUE & REHAB.
Each year presents new challenges and new opportunities. In spite of the challenging economy, K9 RESCUE & REHAB continues to thrive. Due to deployment, high home foreclosure rates, high unemployment rates and various other circumstances, large numbers of pets continue to be surrendered to local shelters
HOW WE DID IT
We are currently housing our animals in foster homes. Every weekend, K9 RESCUE & REHAB holds area adoption events, sometimes showing dogs at as many as three locations.
K9 RESCUE & REHAB is one of the few rescue groups known to take senior pets or those with medical conditions. While we cannot save them all, we help as many as we possibly can, often scrambling for resources (money and space). We gravitate toward those who need our help the most, not only the most readily adoptable.
We work closely with other rescue groups, too. Combined, we exponentially increase the good that can be done for the community.
As our pool of volunteers continues to grow, thanks to our ever-increasing visibility in the community, our website, and our presence on sites such as www.facebook.com, www.volunteermatch.org, and www.volunteerfairfax.org; we look for a continued increase in the public services we offer our community.
Our cutting edge website continues to draw well-deserved kudos from the community. We are very proud of our redesigned web site: www.K9RescueAndRehab.org. In addition to our website, K9 RESCUE & REHAB is increasingly making use of other online media such as Facebook and blogging.
K9 RESCUE & REHAB continues to vehemently advocate for the necessity of spay/neuter. The number of animals killed due to overpopulation, as we see daily in our work with rural and local shelters, is such an avoidable tragedy, one that can be entirely eradicated by mandated spay/neuter. To that end, all of K9 RESCUE & REHAB's print and ad media clearly state a pro-spay/neuter message.
With our very small but fantastic team of volunteers, an active presence in the community, an increasing online media presence, and especially, our fervent desire to prevent or alleviate suffering of dogs wherever we find it, K9 RESCUE & REHAB looks forward to thriving, growing, and continued success in 2011. We know, with the help of our volunteers, supporters, and staff, we can make a huge difference - making the perfect match.
The K9 Rescue & Rehab, is a no-kill animal rescue group founded in 2010 to give animal rescuers a precious resource, responsible pet owners a viable option, and animals almost certain to be put to death, another chance. K9 RESCUE & REHAB works with local veterinarians, foster homes, and trainers to temporarily care for animals pending their placement in loving, carefully screened new homes. We have assisted the unwanted, the lost, the sick, the abused, and the dying.
In carrying out our work, K9 RESCUE & REHAB routinely renders assistance to the community. We help people who, due to failing health, financial distress, or other personal circumstances, require assistance with their pets. To the extent possible, K9 RESCUE & REHAB provides resources to help senior citizens and indigent owners keep their companion animals.
Finally, K9 RESCUE & REHAB helps the community by carefully screening adoption applicants and setting them up for success by adopting the right pets to the right homes.
We continue to play an ever vital role in assisting Missouri shelters by taking dogs from the shelters for re-homing through K9 RESCUE & REHAB. These shelters face a steady stream of unwanted animals and, in the case of many rural shelters, have almost no one who wants to adopt. They are forced to destroy an unacceptable number of healthy, readily adoptable animals each day.
In addition to young, easily adoptable dogs and cats, K9 RESCUE & REHAB re-homes older, less readily adoptable pets. We also find homes for animals destined for death because of medical or behavioral issues, giving them the medical attention or training they need to get them to their safe and loving forever homes.
Thanks to our strong volunteer base, K9 RESCUE & REHAB operates with extremely modest overhead expenses.
We will continue to work to increase our community and education activities; grow the number of qualified foster homes; reduce costs for the organization while maintaining our very high standards of care for the animals; and to increase revenue through fund raising so we can save more lives and continue to help the community.
- Address 1836 victor stst louis, MO 63104
- linda sharpe
- Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Seniors
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