Mission Statement and Goals
The purpose of Chatham Kent Animal Rescue is to:
*Rescue urgent non-aggressive dogs from high kill shelters and local animals who are being surrendered by their owners and have no options
*Place dogs and other domestic animals into approved foster homes until approved permanent homes are found
*Provide resources and information to the public regarding rescue, animal and puppy mill cruelty, the problem of pet overpopulation and how to prevent unwanted animals
*To encourage educators to include animal compassion in the classroom curriculum for students and provide volunteers for in-class presentations to teach children about compassion and kindness for animals
*To implement a pet food bank program to provide temporary help as needed
*This organization is non profit – no part of any proceeds from any donations to the organization shall benefit any individual
*To hold annual reunions for all volunteers, adopters, sponsors and donors who share our compassion for animals to show appreciation for the work and support of our rescue
*To provide short term foster care for Purple Leash clients – those fleeing domestic violent situations; those who are hospitalized and need temporary care for their pets and to assist clients of Mental Health who require care for their pets while undergoing treatment
Long Term Goals
*To provide temporary support and resources to families in short term financial need to help animals remain in their current homes, when possible
*To help with temporary supplies of pet food to families who are suffering from unemployment, seniors on fixed incomes and families who are dealing with chronic illnesses
*To partner with local veterinary clinics to offer a low cost spay/neuter program in our communities to help reduce the number of unwanted births and deaths of unwanted pets via a voucher program
*To have our OWN FACILITY where we will provide a sanctuary for senior dogs whose owners have abandoned them in shelters; on site services for rescued dogs and their new families; temporary haven for rescues while waiting for available space in our foster care program, classroom settings to provide presentations on compassion and kindness for animals
Adopting a rescued dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! These dogs seem to know they've been given a second chance to live long, happy lives with families who will cherish them forever. Our volunteers work very hard to ensure our rescues are given that opportunity....to find their own forever families who will give them their own Happy Tail!
Don't buy puppies at pet stores while shelter animals die. They want to give love and be loved too. Spay & Neutering DOES save lives.
And check out our cats and kittens and other small animals who are waiting for forever homes too!
Please visit our website at www.ckanimalrescue.com - see our beautiful adoptable dogs and other animals available. We appreciate your support.