Contributed by Jin Park, 9 to 5 Pets
Since the holiday season is a popular time to get a pet, we would like to promote adopting this holiday season and highlight several rescue organizations in our community. According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than one million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year. Adopting not only saves lives, but it will cost you less, help other animals in need, fight illegal breeding such as puppy mills, and much more.
Fur Sisters – Furever Urs Rescue
Fur Sisters Rescue was originally highlighted on our blog post “The Gift of Fostering Rescues.” Kelly Krehbiel started Fur Sisters Rescue in 2016 to combat overpopulation and reduce euthanasia rates. Fur Sisters pulls dogs from surrounding rural country shelters, gets them veterinary care, and places them in foster homes until they’re adopted. They have saved thousands of dogs using a network of foster homes.
Love Me True Rescue, Inc.
Love Me True Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding forever homes for felines in need. This rescue is focused on providing optimum health care and socializations for unwanted or abandoned kittens and cats so they can have the best chance at a happy life.
S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue Inc.
S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue Inc. was founded in 2008 with the goal of saving adoptable dogs and cats from euthanasia in Northeast Florida. This rescue focuses efforts on rescuing pets from facilities that are unable to house them indefinitely and fosters these animals until adoption. To date, the rescue has saved over 28,000 lives.
If you or someone you know is looking to adopt a pet, 9 to 5 Pets has compiled a comprehensive list of local rescues and shelters on our ‘Pet Connections’ page to help make it easy for you to follow their facebook pages to find a fur friend that’s the perfect match.
If you’re interested in other ways to help animals in need, please consider fostering, donating or volunteering! The rescue community is funded solely based on donations and are always looking for volunteers and foster homes.