• New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Inc. New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Inc.


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Mission Statement

We don't know how Darrin spent his early life. His story begins in Pickerington Ohio, when he was found in below zero weather. That's when a good Samaritan stepped in. Darrin was brought into a warm home and given lots of food, water and love. But what about all of the other unwanted cats and dogs?

In January 2003, the good Samaritan gathered a group of concerned individuals in Fairfield and Franklin Counties to organize a new animal shelter. The Board members of New Beginnings Animal Shelter received their Articles of Incorporation and began planning for their new shelter. We were granted our Federal Tax Identification Number and our 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt status in 2003.
The last two filings with the state have also been completed.

Our goal is to find land and build a shelter. Currently, we are using a
foster care system. Fundraising is underway! We receive no government funding. Our revenues are generated from private donations and fundraising efforts. It is the goal of New Beginnings to end the senseless tragedy of euthanizing healthy
animals. Our no-kill policy means that animals will not be euthanized as a means of population control or a matter of convenience. However, for an animal that has no hope for a quality life, euthanasia may be the only humane option. New Beginnings Animal Shelter strives to preserve and enhance life. We need the support and help of concerned citizens to become as effective and wide-reaching as possible. We hope you will join us!



  • To rescue, rehabilitate and place domestic animals into stable homes
  • To educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an
    attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets
  • To build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to




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Average Review 5 reviews

Would you recommend New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Inc.?

by lindsay b. (2013-09-18 17:23:33.0)
New Beginnings Animal Shelter is a wonderful rescue to volunteer for. They truly put the welfare of the animals above all else. At the same time, they welcome volunteers of all ages and make everyone feel comfortable. I will be a long time volunteer for this rescue for all of these reasons.
by Crystal G. (2013-09-15 07:04:54.0)
New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Inc is giving animals lots of love and care. They are making a difference in the lives of these beautiful animals. I applaud them for their efforts.
by Jill S. (2010-08-20 12:08:35.0)
I love volunteering for this group! I helped with adoptions. We took adoption applications for 2 cats. It was a great feeling to help the animals and know that they are going to forever homes. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can truly make a difference, I recommend this group!
by Lyn M. (2010-02-25 11:55:05.0)
I recently adopted a cat from this organization, and I had a wonderful experience with NBAS. The volunteers were very helpful when I first met the cat at an adoption event, and you could tell how much they care about the animals. All of their animals were well taken care of, up to date on all vaccinations, etc. The adoption process went smoothly and everyone was professional and caring - I would recommend NBAS to anyone!
by Nancy S. (2010-06-04 12:21:29.0)
we met a dog at an adoption event and the dog clicked with our current dog. We told the people that we have a small house but are going to move to a large home on several acres in a few months. We decided to have the dog stay for a few days before making a final decision. After we had him for several days, the director said the dog needed a few more shots, so they were taking him to the vet and bringing him back. I waited all day. The dog wasn't brought back, My calls weren't answered. Finally, I was told that my house was too small and we needed a new latch on the gate. I said we had a temp one that was going to be fixed by this weekend, and watched the dog when he was let out. They saw the house when he was dropped off. We were misled. I wasted a whole day waiting for the dog's return. My daughter was very attached, as was I.
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