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Helping To Rescue Neglected & Unwanted Animals


Life's Abundance non-profit arm, Dr. Jane’s Foundation, is an organization absolutely committed to supporting a variety of animal rescue groups, all of which are dedicated to helping to rescue neglected and unwanted animals.

Every time you purchase a Life's Abundance product, a portion of the profits are contributed to a fund that supports the operations of this organization. Thank you so much for your continued business! Together, we’re making a positive difference in the world, one animal at a time.

We’ve given awards to numerous worthy rescue groups, some of which are listed below. If you belong to a rescue in need of financial assistance, we encourage you to download this application form and submit to our Board of Directors for consideration.


Awarded given on 04/14/2014

Monroe County Animal League

Based in Union, WV, Monroe County Animal League is comprised of caring foster parents. In operation since 1990, the small but committed non-profit group is staffed solely by volunteers. MCAL offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the pets of Monroe County residents. In the last 15 years, they’ve safely transported 4,100 creatures to adoptive homes out-of-state, treated 1,700 dogs and cats, and found local homes for 580 animals. They also work hard on behalf of traditionally hard-to-place dogs, such as seniors, bully breeds and hounds. With educational efforts designed to teach people how to be good guardians of companion animals, MCAL has helped change their community for the better. Our financial assistance was earmarked for spay-and-neuter surgeries for cats belonging to county residents.
Awarded given on 04/14/2014

Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest

The mission of the Oregon-headquartered rescue is to find responsible, loving homes for Greyhounds who no longer participate in dog racing or who are simply in need of a good home. Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest prides itself in the fact that no greyhound will be turned away, no matter its condition. All of the rescued canines live in foster homes prior to being made available for adoption. In the last couple of years, they’ve exceeded more than 100 fostered animals annually. With a placement representative assigned to each adoption case, prospective greyhound adopters receive the utmost in service for a smooth transition to pet parenting. Our financial award was earmarked for improvements to the physical facility that houses the dogs prior to entering a foster home.
Awarded given on 04/14/2014

True Blue Animal Rescue

In operation since 2004, True Blue Animal Rescue is a Texan non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned animals, providing necessary rehabilitation services and locating great new forever homes. True Blue actively promotes spay-and-neuter procedures to put an end to the practice of euthanasia as an acceptable strategy for dealing with unwanted companion animals. They also offer an educational program that teaches children about proper animal care, the importance of developing compassion and empathy for all creatures, and techniques for building their own self-esteem. The award given by Dr. Jane’s Foundation has been allocated to the fund that covers the costs of alteration surgeries.
Awarded given on 02/13/2014

Dog Town Canine Rescue

Headquartered in the little town of Fallon, Dog Town Canine Rescue is a committed group of rescuers wholly dedicated to alleviating the needless death and suffering of abandoned, abused and neglected dogs on tribal lands in Nevada. Prior to Dog Town Rescue’s existence, euthanasia was a common remedy in this area, not only for pet illness, but for homelessness, too. Thanks to the commitment of this group of volunteers, they’ve placed 161 dogs in forever homes. They fully anticipate a similar number of happy tails in 2014. Working with local American Indian tribes, they’ve started to make a significant difference combating canine overpopulation. The funds given by Dr. Jane’s Foundation went toward covering the costs of alteration surgeries for numerous dogs.
Awarded given on 02/13/2014

Furry Foster

Founded by Margaret Choi, Furry Foster's goal is to put a stop to the practice of euthanizing millions of homeless pets every year. Through ardent educational campaigns, they aim to enlist legions of new fosterers. By significantly increasing the number of people willing to foster, stress on traditional shelters can be alleviated and untold numbers of companion animals saved from an untimely fate. Every year approximately 17 million Americans consider adopting a dog or cat but don’t follow through. Reaching out to just a small percentage of this group could result in a massive decrease in the needless killing of pets whose only crime is not having a home. Our grant was used to fund an on-campus event to promote fostering and volunteerism by young adults.
Awarded given on 11/06/2013

Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service, Inc.

Founded in 1992 by a group of self-proclaimed ‘golden enthusiasts’, Golden Retrievers in Need has given over 2,600 displaced pups a second chance at life and a fresh, new start.

This non-profit organization has made it their mission to educate the public on responsible ownership and care while also finding permanent, loving homes for their rescued purebreds.

GRIN was able to use our financial grant to cover some of the costs associated with a very complicated and costly surgery for a spunky, six-month-old pup named Missy. Due to an uncommon genetic defect, Missy’s quality of life was severely restricted and surgery was the key to unlocking a brighter future.
Awarded given on 11/06/2013

Companion Animal Rescue & Medical Assistance Inc.

Guided by the belief that ‘there is a home for every animal’, Companion Animal Rescue & Medical Assistance Inc. (CARMA) focuses on making a difference in the lives of abandoned cats and dogs in New Mexico. Since opening in 1999, CARMA has operated as a no-kill rescue organization that has successfully taken in over 4,300 dogs and cats.

CARMA also joins a growing list of volunteer groups that utilize innovative, home-like environments known as catteries. These cage-free shelters provide a warm, nurturing place for companions to stay while they wait to be adopted into forever homes.

To keep up with their expanding rescue efforts, CARMA began construction on a third building and our financial award provided this new site with tiled flooring.
Awarded given on 08/13/2013

Sierra’s Haven for New & Used Pets

Male American Bulldog Mix Puppy Located in Portsmouth, OH, Sierra’s Haven for New & Used Pets represents the best available option for their county’s homeless animals. Since opening in 2006, Sierra's Haven has made a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of animals, many of whom were once strays in desperate need of medical attention. Many pets are adopted by low-income families, who only need to cover the minimal $15 adoption fee for cats or a completely voluntary donation for dogs. During the period from 2006 to 2012, their Spay-and-Neuter Program, which is run by their in-house veterinary staff, has achieved outstanding results, performing almost 9,500 procedures on both dogs and cats. Our grant was used to fund three of their innovative programs to improve the lives of homeless pets.
Awarded given on 08/13/2013

Paws South Florida Rescue

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Paws South Florida Rescue is a no-kill, all-volunteer, animal-welfare group laboring to put an end to the cycle of feline overpopulation.

Dealing almost exclusively with feral cat communities, PSFR is not a shelter but a close-knit group of volunteers who care for the forgotten. They utilize a TNR strategy, where felines are trapped without injury, neutered or spayed, and released to return to their feral group. With the assistance of veterinarians affiliated with PSFR, feral cat communities are managed according to the guidelines of Alley Cat Allies, a popular feline advocacy organization. Any adults and kittens deemed viable candidates for adoption are live with one of their devoted fosterers until suitable forever homes can be located.

The funds supplied by our 2011 award helped them to trap, sterilize and release 116 feral felines, and to rescue and adopt out 15 kittens in 2011. With our 2012 grant, they exceeded those records, with 148 feral cats treated, 43 kittens rescued and 35 placed in forever homes. Our latest grant, in 2013, helped them achieve more good works, with 192 feral cats treated, 28 kittens rescued and 23 successful adoptions.
Awarded given on 08/09/2013

FastFriends Greyhound Adoption

FastFriends Greyhound Adoption has helped 3,000 pups make the transition from racing careers to lives of companionship.

Located in Los Angeles County, this caring agency maintains a network of foster homes. Almost exclusively, the retired greyhounds all come from one race track in Tijuana, Mexico. Dedicated volunteers put on “Show & Tell” demonstrations to reveal what amazing companions these champions of the track can be.

Most of their funding is spent on veterinary care, medicine and food. Our financial grant helped to cover ongoing medical care for a special four-year-old hound named Randy. After battling a wide range of medical problems, Randy managed to emerge victoriously, and is now a ‘happy, goofy fellow’ who loves to ‘give hugs’.
Awarded given on 05/09/2013

Spotted Dog Dalmation Rescue

Focused on educating people about the consequences of negative stereotypes, Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue has made it their mission to save and improve the lives of hearing-impaired Dalmatians.

Spanning across six states, this all-volunteer organization believes that hearing-impaired Dalmatians readily take to therapy training and can enrich the lives of people through service. Composed of a network of foster homes, Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue supports their foster families by providing funds to cover veterinary expenses.

Our financial award of $2,000 alleviated some of the financial burden of costly supplies and veterinary services. Specifically, this grant paid for the rescue and veterinary care for a sweet 10-month-old pup named Bandit.
Awarded given on 05/09/2013

Richardson Rescue

For over 13 years, Richardson Rescue has adopted out over 5,000 pets to loving, forever homes. Operating out of York, SC, this non-profit agency is committed to preserving the sanctity of animal life.

This dedicated group operates a low-cost spay-and-neuter program for both dogs and cats. Additionally, they provide this service at a discounted rate, making it affordable for low-income pet parents. Focused on educating the public, pet parents and government agencies about responsible pet stewardship, the volunteers at Richardson Rescue also work diligently to prevent animal neglect and abuse.

Our grant helped further their vital work for their low-cost spay-and-neuter program.
Awarded given on 03/11/2013

Northland Animal Welfare Society

Northland Animal Welfare Society provides essential veterinary care for low-income pet parents. Dedicated to reducing the number of homeless companions, they work to educate Missouri citizens about the humane treatment of animals.

This agency offers alteration surgeries, vaccinations, micro-chipping and nail trimming services for both cats and dogs. Additionally, they assist in connecting local animal groups with individual fosterers to ensure that every animal finds a warm place to call home.

With the help of our financial grant, NAWS was able to purchase a specialized, heated, hydraulic surgery table. Able to accommodate dogs who weigh more than 80 lbs., this top-of-the-line operating table allows NAWS to double the number of procedures they are able to perform.
Awarded given on 11/18/2012

American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue

Since 2004, American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue (ABTCR) has placed abandoned coonhounds with foster homes until appropriate adoptive families can be identified.

At any given time, this group provides essential daily care for dozens of Bloodhounds and Coonhounds, covering the costs of all veterinary expenses. They also pay for food costs on behalf of fosterers whenever possible.

Many of these hounds are dropped off at humane societies, or abandoned in the wild, after failing to perform as a hunting dog, often without any training. Irresponsible breeders, out to make a quick buck, may dump entire litters if the dogs aren't purchased according to an accelerated time table. Thanks to ABTCR’s dedicated team, literally hundreds of hounds have been saved from a sad and lonely end, some only days or hours away from euthanasia.

ABTCR used the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation donation to cover the costs of extensive veterinary care for three of their rescued hounds.
Awarded given on 11/07/2012

2012 Disaster Relief Summary

Part of our commitment at Life’s Abundance is providing financial relief for organizations dealing with emergency situations. Three agencies - Adopt NY, Coalition for Animals and All Breed Rescue & Training - provided essential services in the wake of tragedies caused by two natural disasters.

Impacting New York and New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic storm on record. With the help of Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, Adopt NY and Coalition for Animals were each given emergency grants of $3,000.

Adopt NY’s goal was to provide shelter and supplies for animals directly affected by the storm’s wrath. Volunteers worked tirelessly to deliver medicine and transport newly homeless companions to safe shelter. Our financial award helped Adopt NY to purchase 14,000 lbs of premium dog food, cat food and cat litter! Coalition for Animals shared their grant with 10 rescue groups, with funds distributed based on the severity each group’s need.

All Breed Rescue and Training provided relief to those impacted by the Colorado Springs Wildfires, with over 35,000 evacuees. The Humane Society was quickly overwhelmed by homeless animals, and ABRT opened their doors and hearts to the overflow. Their converted warehouse turned into a life-saving sanctuary where volunteers worked around the clock. Our grant helped ABRT pay for escalating power bills, transporting companion animals, medical care, food and so much more!
Awarded given on 11/05/2012

All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue

Since opening its doors in 2001, All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue has made it their mission to help homeless hounds find safe and loving forever homes.

With the goal of improving the lives of canines and their adoptive families, ABCBHR has proudly adopted out almost 800 pups. Thanks to the help of our donors, our financial award helped to provide veterinary care to recently rescued Bassets.

A portion of our grant was dedicated to saving the life of a special eight-year-old hound named Nellie. Freed from an arduous life of continuous breeding, Nellie was successfully rescued from a puppy mill in Ohio.
Awarded given on 07/30/2012

Stickney's Toy Breed Rescue

Mary Stickney operates her small dog rescue organization out of Cortland, Nebraska. Stickney's Toy Breed Rescue saves small dogs that have been emotionally and physically harmed from human greed. She has created this non-profit rescue organization by turning her home that lies on five acres into a life-saving refuge where dogs can have a better start.

Mary investigated the horrors of puppy mills and some unethical practices in the pet industry, and she vowed to make a change. She made it her responsibility to give these small dogs a second chance at life. Mary and her staff offer emergency veterinary care, and her adoption fees are only in place to cover these high expenses.

Mary also makes it a point to save every dog that she can. If the dogs cannot be placed up for adoption then she will have them live with her permanently. Her goal is to find every dog a safe and loving home far from the awful start that they have had to endure.

Our financial award was able to save the lives of ten small dogs who needed extensive medical care, and who are now adoptable and safe!
Awarded given on 07/30/2012

Save A Kitty

Save A Kitty is a donor-supported, non-profit, and no-kill rescue organization located in Los Angeles County, CA. The all-volunteer staff works to save the lives of homeless, abandoned, and abused cats. By creating public awareness, they hope to develop solutions that will prevent overpopulation problems in the near future.

They have developed a unique strategy that is focused on providing constant nurturing, reassurance, and repetitive handling, and this has led them to an exceptional track record for socializing feral kitties. SAK’s expanding facility and small network of foster homes can hold an impressive 65 kitties at a time, and all of these cats live cage-free. Their long term goal is to eventually create a large, no-kill sanctuary.

SAK’s income is generated exclusively through grants and personal donations, and they do not receive any financial aid from the government. As a result, our financial award helped them pay for vet care, medical supplies, food, litter, beds, blankets, toys and more!
Awarded given on 03/09/2012

Dallas-Ft. Worth Lab Retriever Rescue Club

Founded in 1997, Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club is the largest Lab rescue organization in one of America’s largest metropolitan areas. Their volunteer network is comprised of over 130 active participants, who provide transportation, dependable shelter and respectful daily care.

Newly rescued Labs receive a whole host of veterinary treatments, including vaccinations, full health exams, spaying or neutering, nail trimming, heartworm testing and much more. Even though they take in as many Labs as resources allow, they estimate that they are only able to save about half of the purebred Labs roaming the metroplex. In spite of such an uphill battle, they remain wholly committed and enthusiastic about their endeavors.

In addition to saving lives, DFW Lab Rescue educates the public about responsible pet parenting, as well as offering behavioral counseling, obedience training and more.

With the funds we provided, an abandoned litter of puppies suffering from Parvovirus received life-saving veterinary care and made remarkable recoveries.
Awarded given on 12/21/2011

Going Home Greyhound

For over 18 years, Going Home Greyhound has successfully placed 2,000 Greyhounds into permanent homes. Located in Wexford,PA, GHG currently has 70 volunteers who connect thousands of dogs with only the best-fitting adoptive parents.

The Greyhounds are fostered directly from racetracks, and most of them have never enjoyed a warm and comforting home.

GHG’s focus is to ease these pups out of their radical racing lifestyle and into a loving and safe companion life. Their Greyhounds usually stay in foster care less than a month before being adopted.

With an onsite canine behaviorist, GHG is able to make the transition process smooth for new parents, and support is offered throughout the Greyhound’s lifetime. The Greyhound Gazette is their newsletter that keeps hundreds of parents in the loop on their current events, Greyhound news, future endeavors, and available pups.

GHG does a wonderful job with their fundraising efforts by holding such events as an annual reunion, a Christmas bazaar, and a spring bath-a-thon. They also have an inspirational initiative that matches veteran pups with human veterans. Our financial award was able to pay for three Greyhounds to be matched with deserving service members for free. The award also covered the costs of vet care for a special canine that needed multiple surgeries.
Awarded given on 12/12/2011

Noah's Ark Sanctuary

Headquartered in Pompano Beach, FL, Noah’s Ark Sanctuary for Abandoned and Abused Animals re-homes abandoned pets and strives to curtail pet overpopulation. What began as a husband-and-wife team has now blossomed into a full-time network of dedicated rescue workers. Their efforts have made a significant impact, recognized by both community leaders and governmental agencies.

Staffed only by volunteers, they utilize a TNR strategy to deal ethically with feral cat communities. With their adoption center, opened in 2003, they’re able to meet the daily needs of cats rescued from lives of uncertainty and sickness. In addition to rescuing adoptable cats (and the occasional dog) and managing feral colonies, NAS provides educational outreach to South Florida communities about responsible animal care.

Our grant helped to bolster NAS’s efforts to care for a local feral cat colony. Prior to intervention, there were over 200 malnourished and sickly cats. Thanks to unflagging commitment, it’s now a manageable colony of 70 healthy cats.

Grants also issued in February 2010 and July 2008.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

Forte Animal Rescue

Based in Marina del Rey, CA, Forte Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit rescue organization that’s also committed to fighting pet-overpopulation and furthering the understanding of the human-animal bond through educational programs and community activities. For example, they offer a Junior Volunteer Program for local youth in order to help cultivate tomorrow’s responsible community leaders. Since their founding in 2002, this small band of devoted care providers has saved the lives of nearly 700 dogs!

FAR imposes no restrictions on the type of dogs they rescue, and they do whatever it takes to locate forever homes for all of their four-footers. Nothing conveys this sense of utter devotion better than the story of Cruiser, who was saved both by FAR and our grant (read Cruiser’s story here) which helped to cover the costs of eight months of care for Cruiser until he was finally adopted by a caring pet parent.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

A Tail to Tell

Based in Lancaster, PA, A Tail to Tell (ATTT) extracts unwanted and retired canines from puppy mills in the Northeastern U.S. Founded by members who trained at Puppy Mill Rescue, an organization recognized for their pioneering work in fighting against the multi-million-dollar industry, ATTT handles every survivor with utmost care, providing a comprehensive medical assessment and any necessary treatments. In addition to bloodwork, vaccines, heartworm tests and dental exams, each canine undergoes an alteration procedure – for many females, spaying ends years of repeated pregnancies during their captivity. In 2004, their first year of operation, ATTT saved the lives of 63 dogs. Their commitment over the years has yielded stunning results, as they rescued nearly ten times that many in 2011!

Our financial award was used to save the lives of Ava Gardner and Maryann, who were “literally just a few days from dying” at the time of their rescue.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

Humane Society Pet Rescue FL

Located in Okeechobee, FL, Humane Society Pet Rescue works to educate the public about the humane treatment of animals and to end the practice of needless euthanasia. This rescue’s dedicated team of volunteers offers guidance regarding training, grooming and feeding, and facilitates low-cost medicines and spay-and-neuter programs.

When funding allows, HSPR provides dog food for folks dealing with financial hardship, as well as temporary shelter for the dogs of families working through the difficult process of home foreclosure.

All of the canines surrendered to HSPR receive necessary medical attention – including alteration surgeries, vaccinations, preventative treatments and more – as well as daily, loving care. Furthermore, they actively work to promote the availability of their dogs in hopes of quickly placing them in good homes.

HSPR is using our grant to renovate their indoor kennels to provide surrended canines a comfortable place to live until they’re adopted.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

HART for Animals

Founded in 2003, Maryland’s HART for Animals has forged a reputation as a model for compassionate animal rescues. Their volunteers specialize in placing homeless animals from local shelters with foster families until adoptive pet parents can be located. Taking in dogs and cats from other rescues, HART’s volunteers coordinate transfers of animals abandoned in rural areas to more densely populated cities, thereby increasing their chances of successful placement in forever homes. Their low-cost spay/neuter services, offered both to pet parents and other animal rescue groups, further help to reduce the number of homeless animals in Garrett County.

Our financial award will be added to HART’s Building Fund for work on their new adoption center. In the meantime they continue to provide services such as providing dog training classes, rehabilitating injured animals and supporting local efforts to enforce laws protecting pets from cruelty and neglect.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

Marion Regional Humane Society

Some rescues cater to specific breeds of dogs. Others care solely for felines. And then there are those organizations, like the Marion Regional Humane Society, which open their doors and their hearts to animals of all stripes, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters and more.

Located in Marion, IL, this non-profit organization works closely with the public to reduce pet overpopulation. With limited space for rescued animals, MRHS offers a low-cost spay-and-neuter program and provides pet food to pet parents experiencing financial difficulties. The kindhearted folks of MRHS know the best way to prevent animal abandonment is to keep families together.

While the directors of MRHS currently lease a 2,500-square-foot space, they are actively planning and saving for construction of a new facility for their operations.

The financial assistance we provided helped to cover the costs of veterinary medicines and vaccines, as well as critical repairs and upgrades to their central air system.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

Paws South Florida Rescue

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Paws South Florida Rescue is a no-kill, all-volunteer, animal-welfare group laboring to put an end to the cycle of feline overpopulation.

Dealing almost exclusively with feral cat communities, PSFR is not a shelter but a close-knit group of volunteers who care for the forgotten. They utilize a TNR strategy, where felines are trapped without injury, neutered or spayed, and released to return to their feral group. With the assistance of veterinarians affiliated with PSFR, feral cat communities are managed according to the guidelines of Alley Cat Allies, a popular feline advocacy organization. Any adults and kittens deemed viable candidates for adoption are live with one of their devoted fosterers until suitable forever homes can be located.

The funds supplied by our foundation award played a role in helping this organization to trap, sterilize and release 116 feral felines, and to rescue and adopt out 15 kittens in 2011.
Awarded given on 09/01/2011

Cats Exclusive

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping their South Florida community, both humans and felines alike, Cats Exclusive has been in operation since 1979. They opened the first storefront feline adoption center in Broward County, in 1998. Through this adoption facility, which features sufficient space for the daily care of 60 cats, they have rescued nearly 6,000 cats!

Their Spay/Neuter & Adoption Program (SNAP), created to oversee alteration procedures of homeless felines, has proven highly successful in curbing feline overpopulation in the Greater Miami area.

Cats Exclusive operates a low-cost veterinary clinic which provides a variety of services, such as vaccines, dental care and spaying/neutering. In fact, they’ve performed just over 10,000 procedures and treatments!

Our financial grant helped to cover the costs of Cats Exclusive’s shelter operation during the last four months of 2011, when they took in 115 felines and placed 128 in loving, adoptive homes.
Awarded given on 06/27/2011

Carolina Boxer Rescue

Headquartered in Hampstead, the Carolina Boxer Rescue is a not-for-profit rescue organization established in October of 2001. In their decade of operation, they have helped to rescue and find forever homes for hundreds of purebred Boxers in North and South Carolina. Liberating Boxers from nearby shelters, they also accept surrenders directly from owners experiencing hardship and welcome strays in any condition. Every Boxer receives a complete physical, immunizations, sterilization, heartworm test and treatment for any illnesses or diseases.

In spite of minimal resources, and thanks to the diligent efforts of a handful of volunteers and a broader network of caring foster parents, CBR has consistently maintained averages of 50-60 adoptions every year. They view their volunteers with utmost appreciation, as they are “by far the most important necessity” for their operation.

CBR used our donation to help cover the costs of veterinary care, including surgeries and especially heartworm treatments.
Awarded given on 06/27/2011

Humane Society of West Alabama

Established in 1971, the Humane Society of West Alabama is a no-kill, all-volunteer, non-profit organization utterly dedicated to the dogs and cats in their care. They operate on a spare budget, but never spare on the superior care they provide their rescues. In 2010, they placed 200 pets in new forever homes, in addition to providing support to another hundred animals and families in need.

This Humane Society actively works to improve the quality of lives of dogs and cats throughout Western Alabama, hit hard by tornados in April. Their past experience in locating homes, maintaining lists of lost and found animals, providing vet care to pets in need, and coordinating the activities of the support network of caring individuals helped them to help others post-devastation.

Our financial assistance aided in their efforts to reunite hundreds of people with pets displaced by the storms.
Awarded given on 06/01/2011

Community Sharing

Founded in late 2004, Community Sharing is a Michigan-based, non-profit, outreach agency that provides food and support to hundreds of families and their companion animals. Their specialized assistance keeps families together by distributing food, veterinary care and pet supplies to people in financial straights.

Overseen by a board of twelve members and operated by a group of over 100 volunteers, Community Sharing gives emergency assistance to over 300 families and more than 1,000 individuals every month. Helping all of their clients rise above their present difficult circumstances and achieve financial independence is the ultimate goal of Community Sharing.

With the funds we awarded to this laudable group of caring individuals, they were able to keep their pet pantry stocked for a full three months, providing 481 families much needed aid. All in all, 612 dogs and 531 cats received not only food and care, but also toys and treats.
Awarded given on 06/01/2011

Greyhound Angels Adoption

Located in Pennsauken, NJ, Greyhound Angels Adoption, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds into loving adoptive forever homes.

With a dedicated 3,200-square-foot facility, they provide a haven for up to 42 Greyhounds at a time. Working with responsible and dedicated professionals inside or associated with the racing industry, Greyhound Angels has been able to place over 1,400 retired greyhounds with adoptive pet parents. Even after adoption, this group offers a safety net of continued support should any problems arise with any of these graceful canines.

This caring group has committed to never refusing a greyhound based upon poor medical condition. They’ve taken in dogs experiencing seizures, blindness, deafness, broken legs, abuse survivors, malnourishment, diabetes and other unfortunate conditions. As a consequence, their veterinary costs are high, which they cover with the help of donations, like the one provided by our foundation.
Awarded given on 06/01/2011

Domino’s Cat Rescue League

Located in Palm City, FL, Domino's Cat Rescue League is devoted entirely to saving homeless cats. Every one of their cats has been saved from abandonment, starvation, accidental injury, cruelty, disease or a combination of these life-threatening challenges. Their no-kill sanctuary offers a cage-free environment where their rescues can recover and ready themselves for adoption with their forever families.

Every year, these committed kitty rescuers redouble their efforts to combat feline overpopulation and homelessness; consequently, they continue to set records for both the numbers of cats spayed and neutered and for their number of successful adoptions. Domino’s is well on their way towards achieving their goal of becoming the premier feline rescue and adoption center in Florida’s Martin County.

With the funds we awarded to this group of dedicated rescuers, Domino’s was able to cover the costs associated with FIV and Feline Leukemia tests for more than fifty cats in their care.
Awarded given on 05/27/2011

Barks of Love Animal Rescue

Based in Orange County, Barks of Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to work with overpopulated animal shelters across Southern California with the goal of dramatically reducing the number of dogs who are euthanized. They focus on canines who are shunned by prospective pet parents at shelters due to medical conditions and emotional problems. Often, the dogs they rescue are literally minutes away from being put down.

Under the watchful care of a devoted network of foster homes, these pitiable creatures are nursed back to physical health while working through aggression and other issues to become socially well adjusted. Thanks to the persistence of their all-volunteer staff, many of these dogs learn for the first time how to live inside a home as members of a family.

Founded by Ashley Greenspan in 2008, this grassroots organization has accomplished the remarkable feat of guiding nearly 500 dogs from tragedy to triumph.
Awarded given on 05/27/2011

Angela's Angels Cat Rescue

What began as a personal experience caring for and rescuing sickly and abandoned cats, quickly became Angela's Angels Cat Rescue, no-kill feline rescue in Columbia, North Carolina.

A small organization, their focus is on saving felines from euthanasia at high-kill shelters, while also taking in stray, abandoned and surrendered cats. For many felines classified by some as “unadoptable”, this all-volunteer group represents their only chance of emerging from shelters alive. This rescue makes a lifetime commitment to every rescued cat, and all potential adopters are carefully screened and must agree that their new pet kids will live out their days as indoor creatures. They’ve also implemented a "Cats for Seniors" program, which allows senior citizens to adopt free of charge.

Our award will go towards the purchase of a new building to house special-needs cats with disabilities who require daily medications, prescription diets and daily medical care.
Awarded given on 02/07/2011

Rainbow Rescues, Inc.

Founded by a brother and sister duo in 2008, Rainbow Rescues of Chicopee, MA, provides a safe haven for dogs, cats and rabbits. After completing health assessments and any necessary treatments, the O’Briens place their rescues in pre-approved foster homes and work diligently to locate the perfectly matched forever homes. They also devote their time and energies to their community, working to educate the public about animal welfare and other related issues.

In spite of their high level of care, they charge only a minimal adoption fee, to help offset the costs of medical treatments and the provisions needed to outfit their foster homes.

Rainbow Rescue used our foundation award to cover the costs of crates, medicines, specialty foods for pets with allergies, several surgeries, as well as food and toys to help newly adopted companion animals make the transition to their new homes as stress-free as possible.