Our Mission Statement

Who, What, When, Where

 

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We are a small group of non-paid volunteers that want to make a difference in the lives of people and animals.  We strive for Quality...not Quantity.  Each adoption is important to us.  There will be follow up communication and post adoption issues will either be resolved, or we will resume responsibility for the animal.  We have invested time, money, and love into each of these animals and it matters to us that they are happy and healthy in their new homes.

Who are we?  Compassionate, responsible people that are committed to making a difference, without compromising our personal standards.  We want clean homes, healthy and well behaved animals, and enough time to really get to know each animal in our care.  It is the individual attention that makes the difference.  This is very important to us. 

What do we rescue?   Animals in need.  We will help any animal, from any where, at any time.  We have not limited ourselves by breed, age, or location.  However, we know that if we have too many animals, we cannot take care of any of them properly.  Because of this, we are not an open intake rescue.  We intake on a space-available basis.  We will not take in more than we can handle...financially, emotionally, or physically.  It is so hard to say "no", but we will turn down intakes if it is in the best interest of the animals already in our care.

When do we euthanize?   This is a very tough question to answer.  Every animal is different.  Every situation is different. 

  • Generally speaking, an animal that is suffering--without significant hope of being "fixed"--will be euthanized.  This is not to say that we will not try something with the hope that it will help.  [For instance, I recently had a Parvo puppy that went downhill very quickly.  I truly thought I would lose her.  I was giving support care 'round the clock, and carrying her around in my arms whenever possible.  I took a chance and ordered a homeopathic remedy online.  I gave it--and her--24 hours to turn around.  I believe she was suffering, but I held off long enough to give the homeopathic medicine a chance to work.  She lived.] 
  • Generally speaking, an animal that is mean--after significant behavior evaluation and modification--will be euthanized.  This is not to say that we won't give them a chance, with time, love, and patience.  These dogs are my personal niche.  I have seen some of the growliest dogs turn into marvelous companions, when given the chance.  The difference is that often they were abused, neglected, starved, and abandoned.  They were then housed in a cage or impersonal space that did nothing for their socialization skills.  Sometimes all they need is to be socialized in a home, with a family.  Sometimes all they need is enough food that they don't have to fight for it.  Not all of these animals can be turned around.  But we will try.

Where do we see ourselves in 10 years?   Doing the same thing.  We don't have aspirations to be the biggest rescue, or to have adopted out the most animals.  We just want to rescue one animal at a time. 

 

 

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