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Mission Statement

Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, Inc. (WRHA) is a private, non-profit organization that was started in 1981 by a group of dedicated people who donated their time, money and energy to create an animal shelter. Beginning in small, leased quarters with a handful of rescued animals -- some housed in the members' own homes -- the Association's commitment was rewarded one year later when Madison County (NY) contracted with WRHA to receive all stray dogs brought in by local dog control officers. This contract, renewed annually, not only provides a service to the county, but also the funds received represent a significant portion of our operating budget. Nevertheless, we still must depend on community support for two-thirds of the funding required for our operations. This public support has always been key to the maintenance of WRHA, and is more important today than ever.

Wanderers' Rest Humane Association still operates with the same mission established in 1981: To be an open-admission shelter, dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to us, while leading our community in creating a more humane society. Memberships in the Association and other public and private contributions ensure the longevity of Wanderers' Rest and help us give many animals the second chance they deserve.

The Association owns and operates an animal shelter located in Canastota NY, serving Madison County and surrounding areas. (See Our Animal Shelter for details of this facility.) The Shelter is run by a staff of professionals and volunteers, and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.


Description

After its beginning in small, leased quarters in 1981, the Association opened its present facilities in June of 1986. An extensive renovation project begun in the summer of 1999 has increased the animal space by about 1100 square feet, bringing the total Shelter size to almost 4400 square feet. This accommodates about 21 medium to large dogs, 15 small dogs and puppies, 43 caged cats and kittens, and 12 additional cats in a Community Room. Total occupancy normally runs about 95%. The renovation, which is ongoing, also includes work on the heating and cooling system, as well as the refitting of some ancillary rooms.

Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, Inc. (WRHA) is a private, non-profit organization that was started in 1981 by a group of dedicated people who donated their time, money and energy to create an animal shelter. Beginning in small, leased quarters with a handful of rescued animals -- some housed in the members' own homes -- the Association's commitment was rewarded one year later when Madison County (NY) contracted with WRHA to receive all stray dogs brought in by local dog control officers. This contract, renewed annually, not only provides a service to the county, but also the funds received represent a significant portion of our operating budget. Nevertheless, we still must depend on community support for two-thirds of the funding required for our operations. This public support has always been key to the maintenance of WRHA, and is more important today than ever.

Wanderers' Rest Humane Association still operates with the same mission established in 1981: To be an open-admission shelter, dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to us, while leading our community in creating a more humane society. Memberships in the Association and other public and private contributions ensure the longevity of Wanderers' Rest and help us give many animals the second chance they deserve.

The Association owns and operates an animal shelter located in Canastota NY, serving Madison County and surrounding areas. (See Our Animal Shelter for details of this facility.) The Shelter is run by a staff of professionals and volunteers, and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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http://www.wanderers-rest.com

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by Hannah P. from Canastota NY, NY (2014-11-25 18:02:13.0)
I love wanders rest I got my first puppy at wanders ret the puppy was so heathy and cheerful and that happy cheerful puppy changed are lives his name is jack now he is 2 years old but we still love are joyful dog now lol
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