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Rescue Groups You Can Support
A search through the following list will bring you to specific breed rescues, or to rescues that may be in your geographical area. But whether you find "your breed" or someone near you - every group is working hard for the animals, and every one of them is worthy of your help.
... a foster based rescue focused on saving those animals who have been doomed to death at local rescues. We take the injured and ill that others reject. AND - we get them well and find them homes! We'd welcome your help as a volunteer, a foster, or a donor.
Please visit us at www.allcreatures.org
Animal Harbor Shelter
Animal Harbor is a full-service animal shelter facility operated by members of The Franklin County Humane Society, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The mission of The Franklin County Humane Society is to
The Franklin County Humane Society
At any given time we care for over 150 of Jamaica's forgotten animals and have survived four hurricanes within one three-year period.
Visit us at theanimalhousejamaica.org.Animal Rescue of Carroll in Carroll, Iowa.
We have just started up in the past couple of years, but our efforts are going strong with nearly 200 adoptions. We are in process of receiving our 501c3 certificate, but are under a non-profit clause of our affiliate, A.P.E.
Everyone can access our website at: www.animalrescueofcarroll.org
Animal Aid of Portland Oregon
Our mission is to reduce animal birth rates and animal suffering through educating the public about spaying and neutering, offering assistance to community members who cannot afford urgent veterinary care, and finding permanent homes for animals in our care, including those with special needs (see our Heartstrings program). We house cats in our free-roam shelter and dogs (and a few cats) in loving foster homes.
Please visit us at www.animalaidpdx.org
Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary Inc. is a non-profit, 501-c-3 public charity. The Sanctuary is a "safe haven" which takes in animals that are in need of special care and a loving place to reside for the rest of their lives. For some animals Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary is the last resort before euthanasia. We are currently home to around 65 species of rare, unusual, threatened or endangered animals, reptiles and birds from 6 continents. More than 200 creatures in all!
Our mission is twofold:
Please visit us at www.arkrain.org/Beagles of Arizona Rescue Club (BARC)
The Beagles of Arizona Rescue Club takes Beagle and part-Beagle pets from local shelters where they have been sentenced to death.
All are adoptable, but some have minor medical problems to clear up first - and municipal shelters won't spend money for that!
BARC is but one of many rescue groups associated with the Maricopa County New Hope program.
Please visit the Beagles of Arizona Rescue Club website for information about our ongoing projects, pets for adoption, and more.
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR) is a volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization
rescuing and placing stray, unwanted, neglected, and abandoned basset hounds in permanent
Please visit us at www.cbhr.com.
Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is a regional rescue, operating in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, committed to the rescue,
rehabilitation and re-homing of Shih Tzu, Shih Tzu mixes and other small breed dogs Our primary focus is shelter and puppy mill dogs.
Father John's Animal House in Lafayette, NJ, is a 'No-Kill' shelter that
opened its doors in 2001. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization supported entirely by
pet adoptions, donations, grants and various fundraising events. Our primary purpose is
to provide love, companionship, shelter, food, socialization, and medical care for the
many dogs and cats that come to us until permanent, loving homes can be found for them.
A non-profit organization established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals each year
and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. An "open admissions" shelter, we
accept animals regardless of age, health, temperament or breed.
Visit us at: www.hawspets.org
J and J's is a small 501c3 located in Washington, NC - and is successfully moving threatned pets out of harm's way.
To see their pets for adoption and learn how you can help, visit jandjpetrescue.petfinder.com
Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue, Inc.
Old Fort, NC
Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is based in Old Fort, NC.
Healing Hearts provides hope to all kinds of small animals. We are also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the State of North Carolina.
Please Visit us at Petfinder.com
Kent County Animal Rescue, Kent County Animal Rescue, in Richibucto, N.B., Canada, is just starting to raise money for a shelter.
Volunteers have been rescuing dogs, cats, rabbits, and even raccoons for quite some time, but their homes are overflowing. It's time for a shelter.
You can learn all about them at their Facebook Page.
Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc.
Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc. is based in the Marion, NC area.
Mercy holds Adoption Days every weekend in the Asheville or Marion area - so there's always one nearby. Come out and visit these fine folks one Saturday.
Please visit us at Petfinder.com
NC Saint Bernard / Golden Retriever Rescue NCSBGRR
We are a small group that brings hope to orphaned Saint Bernards and Golden Retrievers in the NC/SC area. The sad reality is that large breed dogs, like the Saint Bernard, are typically the first to be euthanized at shelters through out this country for no other reason than their size.
Together we have banded together to hopefully put a dent in this alarming statistic.
Please visit us at Petfinder.com
The New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network (NJSRN) works to find permanent,
loving homes for Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes throughout
the northeastern United States. As part of our mission, NJSRN provides
charitable and educational services by:
New Rattitude, Inc., is an all-volunteer rescue group for Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes.
New Rattitude is made up of Rat Terrier lovers all over the country, who join together to help as many dogs as we can. Our network of foster homes is supported by a "staff" of other volunteers who manage a variety of necessary tasks to handle administration, fund-raising, transportation, technology, and so on.
For more information, please visit us at www.newrattitude.org.
Palmetto Animal League has been the voice for animals in need in Beaufort County, SC for more than 30 years and continues to make a difference in the Lowcountry by actively promoting the humane treatment of animals and ending pet overpopulation through programs such as low-cost spay/neuter, rescue and education. With the help of generous foster families and volunteers, PAL has been able to find loving homes and spay/neuter approximately 5,000 animals since 2002. PAL's goal is to build a community where NO animal is left behind.
Visit us at www.palmettoanimalleague.org
PALS with Pawz trains rescued and donated dogs to serve as Autism/Mobility/Therapy
and Neurological Disorder Service Dog Teams for physically, emotionally and
psychologically disabled persons.
READING Pawz utilizes our Therapy dogs and their handlers by volunteering their time
to children who need a little extra assistance with their reading.
If a dog does not make it through our program as either as Service or Therapy dog, then we adopt them out to good homes. The advantage of getting a dog from us is, that most dogs will have been house-trained and know a variety of commands already.
Visit us at: www.PALSwithPawz.org
"helping the invisible dogs in town pounds"
Pound Hounds is a Massachusetts-based animal welfare group dedicated to helping
dogs in town pounds in the New England region. We do not have a shelter of our own;
instead we focus on raising funds for the dogs in town pounds.
Please visit us at www.poundhounds.org.
Rescue the Animals, SPCA is located in Abilene Texas and serves West Texas Counties. Pleae visit their website at www.rescuetheanimals.org.
We're a rural rescue in Midwestern Georgia that also serves Mideastern Alabama,working to save as many animals as possible using only fosters at this time. We are in the process of building a shelter on 62 acres in Harris County, GA.
Safe Haven tests all animals (cats for Felv/Fiv, dogs for Heartworms), spay/neuter, rabies, all shots, and microchip. We always need extra volunteers, supplies, and donations.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Saintly Bernards Rescue
Saintly Bernards Rescue is a member of the National Saint Bernard Rescue Organization, and serves the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area.
Please visit us at: Petfinder.com
Saintly Bernards Rescue
Silver Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit dog and cat rescue based in Nashville, TN. We are supported solely by donations and adoptions. We have no paid staff and all funds go directly to supporting the animals.
See our pets for adoption at our Petfinder site.
Contact us at:
Southern Star MinPin Rescue, Inc. (SSMPR) is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Miniature Pinschers (minpins) of all ages. Upon entering our care, each minpin is evaluated for general health and updated on vaccinations. After the Miniature Pinscher is restored to good physical and emotional health and spayed or neutered the search begins for the best and most appropriate home.
Careful consideration is taken to ensure that the new home meets the specific needs of the individual minpin by providing a loving and safe haven for this new family member.
Prospective owners and family members are carefully screened and the home premises inspected before the minpin is introduced into the new environment. At a future date, a follow-up visit is made by SSMPR, to ensure that all is going well.
SSMPR, remains available as a supportive resource to the family for the life of the minpin. All new owners of a minpin from SSMPR, are required to sign a contract agreeing to maintain the best possible health of the minpin and further stating that,in the event circumstances change and the minpin can no longer remain in their home, it must be returned to SSMPR and cannot be sold, given away or taken to a shelter for replacement.
The rescue has volunteers in Alabama, Illinois, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
More information is available at www.ssmpr.org or by calling (866) 331-PINS
We provide low cost spay/neuter financial aid to low income pet owners in Franklin County North Carolina. We are all volunteer with no paid staff so all monies go directly to the SNIP Fund.
Our slogan is "Spay it Forward!"
Please visit us at: www.spcafc.org
Stray Pets in Need serves the Wellesley, MA area. Our mission is to promote the well-being of animals and responsible human-animal relationships.
Stray Pets in Need of MA, Inc. was formed in 1991 to promote the well-being of animals and responsible human/animal relationships. Each year over 400 animals are placed in new, carefully selected adoptive homes.
Please visit us at www.straypetsinneed.info
Wild Heir Labrador Rescue, acting on behalf of homeless Labrador Retrievers, gives these wonderful dogs a second chance at life. From shelter to rescue to forever home, a rescued retriever becomes the ultimate family companion.
Please visit us at www.wildheirlabradorrescue.org
Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, Inc.
Dedicated to Ending the Suffering in Wisconsin Puppy Mills Through Public Education
PO Box 516 * Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 * info@NoWisconsinPuppyMills.com
Just as the name suggests,this group is dedicated to putting a stop to the suffering and abuse dogs face in puppy mills. Visit them at www.nowisconsinpuppymills.com to see how you can help.
"...if one person is unkind to an animal, it is considered to be cruelty,
Our Mission Statement:
Yorkie Friends Rescue believes that all Yorkshire Terriers and Yorkie mixes deserve loving and caring homes and the medical care necessary to ensure the best possible quality of life, regardless of their age or condition; and the members will rescue Yorkies and Yorkie mixes in need, then strive to work together in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect to achieve that goal for the Yorkies in our care; and through our endeavors we shall seek to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, as well as the cruelty to animals that exists in our country, and how they can help to end it.
Visit us at www.YorkieFriendsRescue.com
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