Located in Los Angeles County, FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California maintains a wide foster-home network. When it comes to their rescue, FastFriends has a one-track mind - to help transition greyhounds from racing careers to lives of companionship with adoptive families.
The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation is gratified to bring you news
of our latest grant, awarded to Richardson Rescue, a medium-sized group
in York, SC.
Richardson Rescue has been rescuing pets since 2003. The mission of this
Carolina rescue is to provide shelter and care for both dogs and cats, and
ultimately to place them in forever homes. In addition to these vital services,
they also provide a low-cost spay-and-neuter program for local families
subsisting on low incomes. An ardent advocate on behalf of animal rights,
founder Janet Richardson views her work as falling under the umbrella of
“preserving the sanctity of animal life”. As goals go, it’s our opinion
that her rescue agency has become a great success!
Unlike many of our grant recipients, Richardson Rescue owns and operates
a physical facility. The rescue center has a capacity of 130 animals, with
nearly 40 dog runs, a medical facility with 15 crates and an observation
area with 12 crates. And outdoors, there’s a dog park for exercise and play.
As the non-profit wing of Life’s Abundance, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet
Foundation takes pride in the diligent and committed work of all of its grant
recipients. Every month, we’re reminded that wherever caring people come
together in the spirit of hope, and apply hard work, amazing things can be
This month, it gives us great pleasure to bring you the story of Spotted Dog
Dalmatian Rescue, which represents the pure spirit of small rescue ventures. In
operation since 2011, the founders of Spotted Dog embody the drive to make a
positive difference in the world. The non-profit is comprised of a group of
volunteers, all of whom are committed to the mission of saving and improving the lives
of hearing-impaired Dalmatians. By educating people about the consequences of
negative stereotypes regarding deaf Dals, they’re hopeful they can make
significant inroads in the acceptance of all dogs with disabilities.
That deaf dogs are aggressive and untrainable is a myth perpetuated by some
for many years. Even in their short time, Spotted Dog has already witnessed a
change in thinking among some breeders. It would appear that few are immune to
the heartwarming message that also serves as their credo: "Deaf dogs hear with
their hearts, not their ears". More...
Stories about our foundation’s charitable giving are some of the most popular
features on this blog. If you are a regular reader, you’ll have a pretty good
idea what kinds of rescue groups are chosen as recipients of our financial
assistance. Regardless of their structures or focus, whether they’re traditional
dog-and-cat shelters or breed-specific foster networks, you’ll know that every
one of these awardees is deserving of the help our foundation provides.
What you may not know is that, on every application for funding, applicants must
submit specific information … about their finances, daily operations, cleaning
protocols, how they would respond to hypothetical situations, and more. One
pertinent question posed is, ‘If your funding request is granted, what are your
plans for the money?’ When it comes to saving the lives of animals subjected to
homelessness, neglect and abuse, sometimes the most noble goals are also the
most universal … the provision of nourishment, shelter and a healing touch.
These are definitely cases where the immediate needs of the few are weighted
more heavily than tomorrow’s needs of the many. More...
What you may not know is that, on every application for funding, applicants must submit specific information … about their finances, daily operations, cleaning protocols, how they would respond to hypothetical situations, and more. One pertinent question posed is, ‘If your funding request is granted, what are your plans for the money?’ When it comes to saving the lives of animals subjected to homelessness, neglect and abuse, sometimes the most noble goals are also the most universal … the provision of nourishment, shelter and a healing touch. These are definitely cases where the immediate needs of the few are weighted more heavily than tomorrow’s needs of the many.
All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue operates out of Rochester, NY and extends its rescue efforts to upstate, western, and central NY as well. ABCBHR also partners with eight breed-specific rescue organizations across the nation to further expand their rescue reach. This organization is dedicated to saving newly abandoned hounds, homeless hounds, and hounds from other rescue groups. ABCBHR’s life-saving mission is to “help homeless hounds get the care, love, and attention they need and find them forever homes that can provide for them.”
ABCBHR started in 2001 and has since adopted out almost 800 Basset Hounds to loving homes. Their goal is to rescue a minimum of 60-70 hounds per year, and this past year they were able to surpass their goal by rescuing 115 Basset hounds. Out of the impressive 115 hounds that they rescued, 108 pups found their way into forever homes.
All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue does not operate as a shelter; rather, they are a network of foster homes. The pups can remain in foster care anywhere from two weeks to three months depending on their health condition and needs. The all-volunteer foster parents work closely with behaviorists to determine each Basset Hound’s distinct personality, to help ensure that they are placed in the perfect home. More...
pleased to bring you news of another financial award given by our non-profit
charity, this time to a small, inspirational group of rescuers headquartered in
Ohio. A breed-specific rescue group, this organization places abandoned
coonhounds with foster homes until appropriate adoptive families can be matched
to these quintessentially American dogs.
Aptly named, American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue (ABTCR) is a not-for-profit association that’s been in continuous operation since May, 2004. In their many years of operation, ABTCR has helped to rescue and find forever homes for untold numbers of hounds, not just in Ohio but all over the country.
At any given time, this group provides essential daily care for dozens of Bloodhounds and Coonhounds, covering the costs of all veterinary expenses. They also pay for food costs on behalf of fosterers whenever possible. Achieving so much with so little, this is an excellent group of life savers – all of them deserving of a little extra financial assistance. More...
It gives us immense pleasure to bring you more good news from the Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation. This first-of-2013 post sings the praises of one of our 2012 recipients, the Ft. Lauderdale-based Paws South Florida Rescue. This dedicated animal-welfare group has made significant inroads towards ending the cycle of feline overpopulation in their local South Florida area.
Devoted to working with feral cat communities, PSFR is composed of a tight-knit group of volunteers who care for felines who live in the shadows. Their efforts go towards the feeding and maintainence of these wild cat groups. PSFR is committed to seeing that all of these forgotten felines are up-to-date on their vaccinations, as well as tested and treated for illness or injury.
These aid providers are skilled in TNR, a method where felines are trapped without injury, neutered or spayed, and then released so that they may return to their feral group. With the assistance of veterinarians affiliated with PSFR, feral cat communities are closely monitored and carefully managed according to guidelines established by Alley Cat Allies, a popular feline advocacy organization. Any adults and kittens determined to be good candidates for adoption live with one of PSFR’s fosterers until matched with a perfect forever home. PSFR believes this foster-care strategy offers real advantages to the adoptable feral cats. Rescued felines learn to live in homes, where they are allowed to roam freely and socialize with people every day. More...