SAVE ANIMALS IN SHELTERS, INC.

501c3 charity EIN: 35-2439982

    WWW.LOVETHEPAWS.ORG

973-271-2500

 

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. Close to 4 million domestic animals are euthanized each year by lethol injection and some still use 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.

 BREEDERS

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.   
 

PET SHOPS

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 is disabled or 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.  We always encourage to include this action on their resume under Community Services.  It is a huge act of kindness and helps many animals.

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.

Or if it's city owned contact the town and complain.  Many employees try their hardest to help the homeless animals,  so please be aware of this.  You can always contact us and we will try and help you.

 

WEBSITES

WWW.SAVEARESCUE.ORG

 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.

 WWW.ADOPTAPET.COM and WWW.PETFINDER.COM

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.

WWW.GETYOURPET.COM

Excellent new way to adopt an animal for $99.  Comes with FREE MEDICAL for the first month.  FREE for people who need to re home their pet.   This is the wave of the future and saves animals from going to Shelters and their lives.

 

GENERAL SEARCH

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.   

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.

 

SCAMS

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:

                       DOGS                                                                                   

·        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+

                   CATS

   (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.

 

INTRODUCTION

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:

https://youtu.be/oaVg4cRU6vg

New cat to existing cat: 

https://youtu.be/LCwR7sP05To
 

New dog to other pets: 

https://youtu.be/HwXNXbg9qDI

 

 HYPOALLERGIC DOGS

At least once a week people ask us about hypoallergic dogs, so I included this article below:

http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-animals/articles/815208/top-10-best-hypoallergenic-dog-breeds-1

 

PREVENTION TIPS AND LOST PETS

Here are some videos to help you avoid the unthinkable.

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RgI6NX-1MA#

https://youtu.be/OkknQ2Wa3mI

Lostmydoggie.com

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.  

Do you think your pet has been stolen?  Report the theft to local police. Don’t delay. The sooner you report, the sooner the police can find your missing dog. 

Some police might hesitate to file a police report for a missing animal. Remind the police that your pet is valuable property. Stealing an animal is a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value.

If your dog has microchip, then ask the police to post the serial number and your dog’s description in the National Crime Information Center database under “stolen article.” 

Make sure you get a copy of the police report. You might need it later when going to pick up your pet.

Leave the food outside and other things. Rotate  daily.

Search for your pet. The Crook might be close to home. Walk around your neighborhood in the evening when noise has died down. Call your dog’s name and listen carefully for any response. You can bring your dog’s favorite treats with you or favorite toy (if it makes a lot of noise). These might prompt your dog to bark out in response.

If you see your dog, don’t approach it unless you are absolutely sure it is safe to do so. This may be hard. However, the Crook may catch wind that you have found your dog and move them to a new location before the police can arrive.

Instead of approaching your dog, call the police promptly and report where the dog is located. Insist that an officer come out immediately.

If you think your animal is in a certain area go knock on doors and say your cat is missing.

And see if they have your dog. Vice verses. 

Post information online. There are many websites where you can report a stolen dog. You should post on as many as you can, including the following:

Missingpet.net

Petfinder

Center for Lost Pets

Lost Dogs of America

Lost Pet USA

Missing Pet Partnership

Your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Facebook has lots of groups for lost animals Google+, etc.

The below site collects all the Ads from a state on Craigslist.  Look to see if anyone posted your animal in lost and found

And see if a Crook is trying to sell the animal.

www.searchtempest.com

Www.Hoobly.com 

Contact your local police department and get a "request for information" form. If you've been the victim of a crime, you should have already informed the police about the incident and provided them with a statement. If the police are investigating the crime, they will have requested the surveillance tapes from the gas station, and will likely be investigating them. Depending on the policy of the police force and their adherence to local privacy laws, they may provide you with a copy of the tape, or may allow you to view it in their office.

Go to local businesses to see their surveillance tapes...

Perhaps go there and mention there is a reward$$$$ 

You will also have a police report. Good luck and prayers for you. 

Negotiate

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.  Ask if you foster the pet to start with and it works out what would the fee be then. 

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.

 DID YOU FIND THIS INFORMATION VALUABLE?  DID YOU SAVE MONEY IN THE PROCESS? COULD YOU MAKE A SMALL DONATION TO OUR CHARITY AND WE COULD FOLLOW UP WHERE EXACTLY IT WAS APPLIED TO TO RESCUE MORE HOMELESS ANIMALS?  WITH EVERY DONATION, WE OFFER AN EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR PET SEARCH.   ANY AMOUNT IS BETTER THAN NO AMOUNT.  WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS AND THERE ARE EXPENSES.  JUST HIT THE DONATE BUTTON ON THIS WEBSITE.   THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE!         

 

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