The mission of Appalachian Peace Paws Rescue is threefold: 1. To educate the public on the importance of early spay/neuter 2. To reduce homeless pet and community cat populations and reduce shelter deaths due to overpopulation through our Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program and spay/neuter assistance for colony managers and individuals with income barriers 3. To rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out eligible animals into loving forever homes.
Adopters fill out a simple digital application that includes a home check, two references, landlord verification, and vet references. A volunteer makes sure the applicant can have animals where they live, that all household members are in agreement, that references feel they are ready for a pet, that they can take financial responsibility for a new pet, and that they have properly cared for pets they've had in the past. Once this is done an in person or virtual home check is done and the successful applicant is asked to make a donation (required amounts vary by species) to help offset our costs and the applicant can arrange to take their new family member home.