The Animal Sanctuary has been a No Kill Shelter for more than a half-century. We envision a community that promotes turning compassion into action for companion animals by:
- Helping to keep pets in their home and out of shelters
- Adopting healthy pets into loving homes.
- Promoting the human-animal bond through outreach, education and advocacy.
- Spaying and neutering to end the suffering and overpopulation of unwanted animals.
- The humane and compassionate treatment of all animals.
Being a rescue and a sanctuary, the Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) provides extended care for animals that need a little more time and attention.
We are regionally based with a national reach, and are among the 12-15% of shelters in the U.S. with a dedicated vet team. Having a dedicated vet team helps us to ensure that all animals are vaccinated, spay/neutered and micro~chipped before adoption
In terms of our community support we also offer:
- A pre-veterinary/animal science behavior internship program with interns from across the U.S.
- Training for community pets to become therapy animals
- Low cost community veterinary clinics
- Pet food pantries for those who are facing financial challenges
- Animal care education
- Emergency funding for senior & special needs pets
- Advocacy for the humane treatment of all animals
- We also partner with the Humane Society of the U.S. when disasters hit and offer emergency placement when needed for companion animals
In 2018 alone, we:
- Distributed approximately 20,000 pounds of pet food through our pet food pantries
- Performed 4,909 spay/neuter surgeries & animal wellness visits Placed 694 animals into loving homes
- Provided programs & services to over 25,000 cats & dogs
With your help we are hoping to raise $10,000 to help fund a program to transport, treat and return animals from rural owners and rescuers who lack access to affordable medial care for spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and other needed medical care.
- $25 will fund flea & ear mite treatment for15 homeless cats
- $50 will und pain medication for 20 rescued dogs after spay/neuter
- $100 will fund microchips for 16 rescued animals
- $250 will fund surgical gloves needed for 55 spay & neuters
- $500 will fund Heartworm/Lyme tests for 30 dogs or Leukemia/FIV tests for 30 cats
- $1,000 will help fund vaccines for 100 dogs or 200 cats upon intake to the shelter