This website is to inform and educate the public about animal welfare in the USA. You will find we are very unique than most not-for-profits. Let see how...not many people are aware of the truth concerning domestic animals. If they knew, they would not go to any Breeders or Pet stores who charge an amount of money that is absurd for a pet. It is estimated that more than 4 million animals are euthanized (killed) every year in shelters which happens in every State and every Shelter. There is no such thing as a no kill Shelter. They have the liberty to euthanize 10% of the homeless animals at any given time and still remain their no-kill status. Why? Because there are not enough Shelters, homes for them and overall people are not responsible pet owners. Having a pet is a huge responsibility and should not be taken lightly. You need to truly love animals to qualify to obtain one. People ask us constantly, why is it so difficult to rescue an animal? The homeless animal does not need another irresponsible pet owner as the dog is already devastated and depressed in the Shelter. The worse pain in life is a broke heart; it follows you around everywhere and only time will make it better. But it does not mean it goes away; it shapes their temperment. Domestic animals have emotions and we are here to protect them. And even after the animal is placed there are varies spot checks.The FBI estimates there are 25 to 50 serial killers at any given time in USA. One person can do a lot of damage; we see cases every week and no one is caught. Please follow and like us on Facebook for petitions to sign and to make the penalties harder. There is a link on this website to direct you to our page. You can also see how a $5.00 donation will save an animal as a rescue will come forward to take the homeless animals out of the high kill Shelter. Our Facebook page is started something new where we not only post animal welfare issues but also other interesting facts which will help the public to learn and make our lives easier. Our Board of Directors, go from Little League coaching to Ivy League. We of course, want to obtain more likes on our page so the public will refer people to us. The best part is everything is FREE. There is something about that word that puts a smile on people's face..lol. We are all volunteers and yes things do cost money. If your in a not-for-profit industry, its not about making money, its way better than that....we are saving homeless animals everyday. There is no better feeling, than feeling loved.In USA, there are between 14,000 to 16,000 Shelters and Animal Rescues. These numbers will vary during any given time. There are sadly ones that close more than open. Some Rescues do not hold a 501(c)(3) status so its difficult to put an exact number on it. There are so many Rescue organizations where they house particular breeds and some that have many different breeds to include puppies and all ages. Also, there are foster parents that house animals until they become adopted. The best part of that is depending on your situation expenses are tax-free and to foster is also FREE. And some of the foster parents decide to keep the homeless animal and that is what we all call a foster failure which is a dream come true.When a donation comes in we encourage you to like our Facebook page and type in our phone number on Facebook: 973-271-2500 so you can contact with our Founder and follow exactly who she is saving and where each dollar is going. Also, we always encourage people to make requests where they want their money to go. There is data all over the internet about not-for-profits dollars as it is public knowledge. If you would like a simple summary about the facts just contact us. You will be truly amazed how many people give to the larger charities because they know they are litgitimate but when they see the break down of salaries, scores from varies places, expenses they will think twice. And what dollar percentage is going to the actual cause..There are wonderful local Animal Shelters and Rescues throughout the USA. Anyone who is interested in a domestic animal again will be fully vetted by each organization to ensure proper placement. Below are websites to assist you which include all the local Shelters in the USA with available pets and it is very user friendly: www.petfinder.com. Please see the link below. We take calls every day and night within reasonable hours if you need any help: 973-271-2500 Eastern time. Here is another website that just started last year and has everything you need: www.savearescue.org. Also, another not-for-profit Rescue that takes calls every day and night: 818-300-4616 Pacific time. Last year, a new concept came out created by a woman who was from the animal welfare industry. Www.getyourpet.com - to re-home your pet its free or $10.00 and to adopt its $99.00 with medical included. We are elated about this, as it keeps animals out of Shelters. Please also try: www.adoptapet.com. We are praying the brick and mortar Shelters will eventually be a thing of the past. Just as we see Amazon taking over the consumer market.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OFFICE OF ANIMAL WELFARE
Facts and Figures:
- Approximately 52 million dogs and 57 million cats live in U.S. homes.
- One unspayed female cat and her unaltered offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.
- Seven puppies and kittens are born for every one human.
- More than 12 million dogs and cats are euthanized in pounds and shelters across the country every year. Millions more are abandoned in rural and urban areas. The fact is there are simply not enough homes for them.
- As many as 25% of dogs entering shelters across the country each year are purebreds.
- Approximately 61% of dogs entering shelters across the country will be euthanized.
- About 75% of all cats entering shelters across the country will be euthanized.
- In recent years, "exotic" pets have become increasingly popular. In addition to the many cats and dogs they receive, shelters and pounds are now acquiring other unwanted pets such as rabbits, lizards, birds, ferrets, rats, mice, hamsters, to name a few. People purchase these animals without knowing how to properly care for them. Often these exotics are allowed to breed freely in the home. When these animals are no longer wanted, they are dropped off at local shelters or abandoned in rural, suburban and urban areas. Unfortunately, many of these pets that are brought to the shelter or pound must be euthanized for lack of homes. Those that never reach the shelter or pound are left to fend for themselves in the outdoors.
- Nearly two-thirds (62%) of households own a pet compared with 56% in 1988.
- Almost half, or 47%, of households own more than one type of pet.
- Cats are more popular than man's best friend, with 73 million felines in the United States compared with 68 million dogs.
- Annual pet spending is $35.9 billion, up from $34.4 billion in 2004, and more than double from just a decade ago.
We are a network
Helping where it matters most.
Animals are expensive. Though many people would love to adopt, and rescue, people are hesitant to make such a financial commitment. Adoption fees, medical expenses, food, and the time it takes to dedicate to an animal can stop many people from adopting great cats and dogs!
That is where we come in. We do whatever we can to get domestic homeless animals into loving homes. We have fundraisers, transport dogs, buy food, and help pay for medical expenses. When someone donates to us, we find the most effective way to utilize it.