SAVE ANIMALS IN SHELTERS, INC.
501c3 charity EIN: 35-2439982
SAIS, Inc. is a top rated 501c(3) not-for-profit charity in the USA who is saving the lives of homeless animals everyday. Our mission is to save homeless animals and to end euthanizing domestic animals. 5 to 10 million domestic animals are euthanized each year by lethol injection or gassing, however, each year we are lowering the euthanization rate by educating the public and providing services. Many people are not aware about animal welfare in the USA. As a charity, no one is paid including the board members, fosters and volunteers. To follow is information to inform and guide you, so you can make the right decisions for your family.
Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a pet, let’s review some information so you do not regret your purchase. We do NOT refer people to OVER-PRICED BREEDERS because they are part of the over-population problem in USA. They keep breeding animals and there are way too many now. Every day in every state, domestic animals are killed while there are many puppies available at rescues, fosters, and shelters that desperately need homes. If you go to a Breeder, you want to research them, view a website and obtain references from the past. Also, you want to assure you have a contract to guarantee the animal’s health and a return back policy at any time. These animals are so young and their immune system is so low they can obtain: Abdominal distension, intestinal constipation, enterocolitis, gastritis, plague or worms. And some are backyard breeders, who have no experience, and provide no medical services such as vaccines or shots that are mandated by law.
No one should even think about buying puppies from a pet shop, because they are from puppy mills. Many of them have medical issues from over breeding and these animals are put on the market too soon because of simple greed, which is another problem. Most of the puppy mills have a terrible environment for the animals. Each year we hear of another puppy mill that was shut down for health reasons while mistreating the animals. Many people involved in animal welfare are constantly signing and networking petitions to shut them down.
RESCUES / HOMELESS ANIMALS
Some people frown upon homeless animals because I suppose they do not know why they are homeless. The reality is they are living beings who just ran into bad luck. I think we all can relate to that. There are so many sad reasons animals are given up from people like: I lost my house, I'm starting a family, the owner died, the pet is sick, old or pregnant. Then the animal is taken from the family they love and placed in a cage, this causes the animal to become severely depressed. Even worse, there are only a limited amount of days they can stay because there is no room and then they are euthanized. It is a true national disgrace and should be illegal.
If you adopt a rescue animal, you will save 2 homeless animals, one that you adopt and the next one who will take over the cage. You will already know their temperament because Trainers will evaluate the animal. Usually, hereditary flaws are found within 2 years of age so after that time maybe something to consider as well. Most importantly, when you rescue a homeless animal, you are saving a living soul who is on death row.
And you will have records of all their up to date shots, vaccines, spay/neuter and preventive meds. Many people say Rescues and Shelters charge a lot of money, however, most of the homeless animals are up to date on these medical needs. Please see the bottom picture at the end of this document to review what they need. Most animals are transported from high kill shelters and then stay at Rescues and Shelters and are fed for months maybe even years along with medical costs.
Unfortunately, the smaller Rescues and Shelters do not receive many donations because most people donate to the larger charities. Why? Maybe people think its a real 501c(3) charity and they will not get scammed. There are 100's of 501c(3) legitimate charities in each State and if there is any doubt obtain their Federal ID number and call the IRS. Larger charities have many bills to cover: rent, salaries, insurance etc. and very little money goes towards the actual cause. And believe it or not, some employees retire with a full pension while smaller charities struggle just to obtain donations.
ISSUES WITH SHELTERS
If there are any issues with dealing with shelters speak to a supervisor and see why you were not approved. And if you were approved and they are very slow or never get back to you, contact the Board of Directors...they handle all the money anyway.
Or if it's city owned contact the town and complain. Some employees try their hardest to help the homeless animals, some are lazy and then there are employees at shelters that sometimes want to secure their job so they move slow while the homeless animals suffer. You can always contact us and we will help you.
This site is new and is a wealth of information. Here you can search all the local particular breed groups-rescues/fosters/shelters locally throughout USA. You will find: low cost spay/neuter centers, pet parks, beaches, trainers, walkers and day care. There is also emergency 24/7 Vets, important lists before and after you adopt. And much more information.
These are sites you can search and also set up email alerts for new animals that join the database. If you find a homeless animal that is a distance away, there are some volunteers/companies that do transport. There are so many air plane pilots that do the same.
There are many ways to search for a pet. On Facebook, you can do a general search, for example: in the search box at the top you can type in: basset hound New York free and hit enter and right below that you have other options to search. They also have another drop down menu from there. Also, there are numerous groups to search on Facebook.
On Craigslist, look to the left and there is a search box for you to do the same. There are advanced ways as well. Here are the websites: www.searchtempest.com and www.entirecraigslist.com
With Google you can search as well. There is another method called Boolean search which is easy, you just need to read up on it.
There are many crooks on the Internet trying to scam people for hundreds of dollars. The bottom line is no money is to be given until the animal is right in front of you. Immediately you should ask for their phone number and website. Most of the scammers have a phone that’s basically for texting and have no website. Some of them have a difficult time speaking English.
FREE ANIMALS AND COST
Is there really such a thing as a free domestic animal? All animals need their shots, mandatory vaccines, spay/neuter and chipping. Here is the break down for canines and felines:
· Distemper vaccination $20-30
· Rabies vaccination $15-25
· Heartworm test $15-35
· Flea/tick treatment $50-200
· Microchip $50
· Spaying/neutering $150-300
· Vet visit $70+
(Prices vary greatly state to state)
· Distemper/Upper Respiratory
· Rabies vaccination
· Feline Leukemia
· Flea/tick treatment
· Vet visit
Where do people find free animals?
Facebook has so many groups for free animals and Craigslist. Also, check Google and newspapers. You can also list your name with a shelter and rescue because sometimes they can’t take them in as there is a limited amount of room. I would also call Nursing homes because so many older people have to give up their pets when they register.
Many places are very busy placing homeless animals and do not cover one very important issue, introducing existing animals to new animals. Just because the first meeting went well does not mean it will be a good match. The introduction process is extremely important and be prepared if anything serious happens. How will you break up a fight? In my experiences, I always have a pitcher of water available. Here are a few videos to assist you:
New dogs to existing dog:
New cat to existing cat:
New dog to other pets:
At least once a week people ask us about hypoallergic dogs, so I included this article below:
PREVENTION TIPS AND LOST PETS
Here are some videos to help you avoid the unthinkable.
Also, visit as many neighbors as possible. Go to Petfinder.com – and locate all the local Shelters and call them.
Call the Police and have them share information with their staff and call
the local animal control department. If you think your pet was stolen, check Facebook groups and do a general search along with Craigslist to see if someone is trying to sell your animal.
Can you negotiate the price of an animal? Perhaps, if you think the price is too high compared to the other animals you have seen within the breed. If it is a Breeder, you can ask if they did any genetic testing to assure the off spring will be healthy and be the best it can be. Many people think because they purchase a Golden Retriever they assume it will be exactly how the breed is called to be. There could be a physical or mental issue. Is there a contract to guarantee the pet’s health? If they are a distance away you could mention the time and expense to travel. Often, you can just look at a particular breed if you are familiar with it and see some flaws as well.
If it is a Shelter, most of those fees are set by the Board or Town. However, there are many specials within the year for discounts and maybe even free, you just need to ask.
You may be able to adjust the price if the animal has medical issues, older or just one that is not high demand.
Perhaps, they can offer free training for your new pet? Or could you possibly volunteer with a skill you may have to offer the shelter to save on the fee? Although, keep in mind, after you are approved you want to prove you will have the means to support this animal. Also, many of these Shelters have agreements with local veterinarians for discounts so ask them to share the information to save money as well.
To save money, you could mention you were under the assumption the fee for adopting a pet that cost hundreds of dollars was tax deductible and it is not. However, if you foster an animal all those expenses are tax deductible. I would review the shots, vaccines, spay/neuter and preventative meds to see if the pet is up to date as well.
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