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Big Hair Animal Rescue Inc.

Southbridge, MA

Our Mission

Big Hair Animal Rescue (BHAR) is a volunteer run 501c3 rescue located in Central Massachusetts. We are foster based and have foster homes up and down the North East coast from Maine to New Jersey.  Since being founded in 2015 we have saved over 500 lives. We are non breed specific; however, we primarily focus on helping Chows and breeds that over populate shelters like Chihuahuas, hounds, pit bulls and cats.  

Big Hair Animal Rescue has a strong focus on helping community cats. We urge you to get involved! We can assist you with and train you on trapping, building shelters and will schedule spay and neuter surgeries for your feral/stray cats at no cost to you. We have assisted with several colonies in the Boston area as well as in Southbridge Massachusetts. If you need assistance please reach out! 

BHAR is a registered public charity that relies on that relies on the generoisty of volunteers and the public.

Adoption Policy

Dog Adoption Application:


Cat Adoption Application:


Foster Application:

*BHAR is foster based so we do not have a physical location. Appointments can be made to meet dogs and cats after foster and or adopters have been approved. Please note that if the dog or cat you are interested in is being fostered outside the New England area it will take 2 weeks to get the dog or cat transported to you and the adoption finalized.

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