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Questions tagged [rescue-organizations]

An organization dedicated to rehoming pets.

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How can I help Dogs and Cats in a place without animal rights

I have three feral cats at my father's house, and a black little cute kitten at my apartment, and I love all of them, and I love dogs too and so much. So I want to start helping dogs and cats in my ...
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Is it true that cats having a baby seek refuge in other homes if they're abandoned by their owners?

I had a cat come to my house. I knew nothing about cats at that time. After an hour or two, she started having kittens. It's been about 2 days since then and I am not able to find her owner. I checked ...
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Can I train a cat/dog to capture stray/feral kittens?

As the title says, can I train a cat or a dog to do this?
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What factors are most important to adopters of rescue dogs?

I manage a website for the Oldies Club, which is a UK based dog rescue charity specialising in older dogs, which also advertises senior dogs for other charities around the UK, and I also offer ...
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What qualifies as animal abuse in the Netherlands?

During the process of my divorce recently, I was told by legal workers that I could not claim the part of my salary that I've always used to take care of my dogs in the calculation of the partner ...
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Are there any animal charities that focus on preventing pets from being rehomed in the first place?

Kind of "prevention rather than cure" - are there any charitable organisations that work to educate people, supply resources, or whatever else might be needed to stop pets from needing to be rehomed? ...
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I noticed many rescues do not offer same day adoptions, Why not?

I went to a local rescue shelter and fell in love with this great dog I met there. I filled out the application and was ready to take him home when they told me there would be a waiting period before ...
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Are all animal shelters run by rescue organizations?

I know there are lots of animial shelters in the US and other places in the world. Are they not all run by rescue organizations? If not, what is the difference between a shelter run by a rescue ...
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Am I allowed to take existing pets to the shelter to meet potential pets?

Am I allowed to take my existing pets to the shelter to meet my potential new pet to check they get on before adopting? Should I ask the shelter first, and if so what do I say?
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What sort of questions will the rescue centre ask me to ensure I am ready to adopt?

I'm sure that animal shelters go to a lot of trouble to rehome their animals and make sure the new owners understand the responsibility they are taking on. After all, they don't want to see the animal ...
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How long can I spend with an animal to get to know it before adopting?

When adopting a pet I obviously want to make sure I'm making the right decision. Taking an animal that I would have to return later would cause unnecessary stress to the animal, as well as being ...
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Why is it that many rescues charge more for adoptions than I could get a puppy for from a breeder?

I often see ads on Facebook and Craigslist for mixed breed puppies in the $50-100 range but it seems most rescues have fees that are 200+. I would think that a rescue organization would want to save ...
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How should I respond to questions about current vet when filling out an application for a rescue if I do not currently have any pets?

While I have had pets in the past I currently do not have any and as such do not really have a vet to be a reference for me. I notice that most rescue organizations include a request for a vet ...
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Are shelter pets rejects?

I have heard some people imply that pets at shelters are less than perfect. Does the fact that an animal is at a shelter mean there is something wrong with it? Why would an animal be in shelter if ...
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Can you buy your way to the head of the list to get a pet into a restricted access shelter?

Restricted access or no kill shelters, limit the number of pets they allow in, and often have strict admission policies that limit intakes to only the most adoptable pets, even with these restrictions ...
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Are there rescue organisations for reptiles?

In the reptile groups I'm active in, I see a number of people trying to rehome their pets or other people's. All the transactions I see are direct from person to person - sometimes direct from ex-...
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After getting a pet from an animal shelter, should I take it to the vet for a checkup?

After I get a dog or cat from an animal shelter, is it good practice to take it to the vet for a general-purpose checkup? Or will this have been taken care of by the shelter? I'm imagining things ...
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Do rescue animals get vaccinated?

If you get a dog or cat from an animal shelter, will it have the necessary vaccinations taken by the shelter, or is there a chance you will have to pay for and organise these yourself? On the one ...
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How much time should I expect to volunteer at a shelter in order to be useful?

I was once part of a group that volunteered at a shelter for an afternoon (as part of a community-service project). But that wasn't very useful to the shelter; they have mandatory training programs ...
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Other than cash (always welcome), what donations might be of the greatest use for rescue organizations?

Not everyone can afford to give money to rescue organizations, but many might have supplies and equipment from prior pets that could be of use. Are there items that are often in short supply and might ...
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What types of volunteer activites are often associated with animal rescues?

I want to help my local rescue group. I don't have any extra money but I have lots of extra time. What are some of the ways I can volunteer to help my rescue group?
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Why does this rescue group want to talk to my vet?

In filling out the application to take a new animal, the rescue group asks for information for my current veterinarian. Why do they want that information and what will they ask/tell my veterinarian?
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What are my options for re-homing my pet?

Circumstances beyond my control require that I move, and it is just not possible to take my pet with me. I have a hard move date coming up, I have contacted the no kill shelter in my area and they ...
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How accurate are personality descriptions given by a rescue organization?

When browsing pets online through many websites like Petfinder, rescue groups will list some personality characteristics (snuggler, good with kids, etc). How do they determine these personality ...
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What are the expectations of pet fosters?

I have seen several rescue organizations that have said they are looking for fosters. I know that there may be specifics for some organizations but I am really just wanting to know what in general are ...
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Is getting pure breed pets from a rescue an option?

I am interested in a pure breed pet, but I also want to help save a life by getting a rescue pet. Is it possible to get a pure breed pet from a rescue? If so what are the considerations?
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Essential care for rescue rabbit

I found a rabbit on the side of a trail in the woods. Clearly domesticated. Possibly released. While I wait for replies to rescue organizations and Craigslist replies from the owner (and if no reply, ...
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What is the difference between “Open Door” and “Limited Access” shelter policies?

In our area, we have several animal shelters. I have heard some described as "Open Door" shelters and others as "Limited Access" shelters. What do these terms mean, and what is the difference?