About Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc.
Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. (OHAR), with offices located near Dallas, Texas is a non-profit animal welfare organization started by Jim and Bettye Baker. After doing rescue on a personal level most of their lives, OHAR was established in 2006 as a non-breed specific rescue with the intent to help abandoned or injured animals. As members of the Metroplex Animal Coalition OHAR works closely with the Metroplex Animal Shelters to rescue highly adoptable dogs and cats subject to euthanasia when the shelters run out of room.
Oak Hill Animal Rescue, Inc. is a registered Petsmart Partner and offers a weekly adoption event at the Petsmart Store in Rockwall, Texas. Applicants are screened and humane education provided to new homes on pet care and the long term commitment to this new family member.
OHAR also provides dogs to the Dallas County Juvenile Authority's PREP program. Sponsored by the Youth Village Foundation, the PREP program (P.R.E.P. stands for Patience, Responsibility, Empathy and Partnership; the behaviors and skills developed through participation in this program) is for at risk young men interested in a career with animals. This training provides them a marketable skill and a competitive advantage in the job market. Visit http://www.youthvillagefoundation.org/assets/programs/prep.html for more information on this wonderful program. It changes the lives of these young men forever and makes our rescues 100% more adoptable.
- Animals add to our life experience and make it fuller by their unqualified love and devotion.
- Pets teach children about compassion and the gift of companionship - teaching responsibility for pets is the adult's job.
- Pets are not for trading, selling or exchanging. They are a lifetime commitment to one family and are not discarded due to health, lifestyle change or inconvenience.
- Buying animals from breeders contributes to the problem. Adoption from animal shelters and strong spay/neuter programs is the solution. Ask yourself "Am I part of the solution, or part of the problem?"
- Responsiblepet care includes spay/neuter, regular vaccinations and heartworm prevention.
- Compassionate care means your pet is a family member, with all that affords.
- Compassion through education. Foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults by teaching responsibility for their care and well being.
- It should never take a state law to mandate against tying a dog out on a chain. This is inhumane and dangerous to the animal and ultimately people.
We work very hard to save dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized in local city shelters. This involves a great deal of time and a significant monetary commitment. In return, we expect to place these animals in loving forever homes, where their last experience of abandonment is the city shelter.