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A non-profit public benefit corporation rescuing and rehoming animals in need
- Animal rescue - take in homeless cats, rabbits and horses or animals at risk of being homeless or abused- we are made aware of animals in need of rescue through other organizations contacting us by either phone or internet. Most shelters attempt to notify "rescue partners" prior to euthanizing animals. We try to take in animals that have "run out of time" at other shelters or rescues. We also take in homeless animals from private citizens if the animal fits into our program and if we have space. These people find us through internet and phone directories and any rescue lists we are registered with
- Rehabilitation and rehoming - Health and behaviorally assess each animal, get them altered and healthy, improve the behavior to make them appealing to adopters and then advertise and network to find them new homes- We have a basic health protocol for incoming animals that varies according to the species. For instance, cats are dewormed, vaccinated, deflead and treated for coccidia. They are also evaluated to see if there are indications of any further health issues. We treat them medically until their health is stable and they can be adopted. All animals are also altered. Any animal that exhibits aggression, fear, or any other behavior that makes them unlikely to easily fit in with an adoptive home is socialized to improve the behavior. We can also direct the animals to the most suitable homes that can deal with specific issues the animals have. Attached to this document are our training documents for cat adoptions and rabbit adoptions
- Sanctuary housing for unadoptable animals - any animal deemed unadoptable for health or behavioral reasons would be kept and cared for the duration of their life- if an animal has a health or behavior issue that we feel we can not fix well enough to find them an adoptable home, we consider them sanctuary animals. They are cared for in a foster home or at our facility and expenses for the animal are typically paid through our organization so the animal can be cared for during the duration of its life
- Education to the public to reduce the numbers of homeless animals - Provide education to help people successfully keep their pets and to help them consider if they are prepared to commit to a new animal prior to taking it on- we have printed an d e-mail versions of educational materials (articles and brochures) we give to potential adopters and people wanting to relinquish their pets. We try to educate and inform potential adopters so they fully understand the commitment and responsibilities that come with a new animal. Once they have the animal, we help trouble shoot any issues they might have. For instance, we help problem solve is a cat is house soiling, clawing on furniture, not getting along with the family dog, etc
- Support to other rescues - provide support to existing programs that have proven successful at achieving the above goals such as shelters, humane societies and other rescues or non-profits- we participate in large, group adoption and educational events sponsored by other organizations, We can also seek funding for another organizations programs if the programs help achieve our goals and we can fund the program rather than duplicating another program. If there are other ways we can provide resources (volunteers, expertise, etc) for a valid program with another rescue or shelter, we feel our resources are well served that way
- Jenny McLaughlin
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