WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF SECOND CHANCES
In addition to being a resource for local dogs in Massachusetts, Rescue Inc homes the displaced and abandoned dogs from the rural south that would not have a chance at life otherwise. Many pockets of our country have stray dog populations of epic proportions. Failure to spay and neuter, combined with lack of animal welfare laws in many states, burden an imperfect system that is simply not equipped to handle the sheer volume of homeless animals. This leaves animals on the street to suffer, languishing in a shelter, or euthanized. We help fill the gap in these areas and provide rescue options when there are none.
We partner with organizations in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Massachusetts that enhance the human–animal bond and improve the well-being of an underserved and at-risk canine population.
MA Licensed Rescue + Registered 501c3
A Day In The South
365 days a year
Our rescue partners are a lifeline to the dogs we rescue. These women are Good Samaritan rescuers that fill the gap in areas that provide no county-provided animal resources. Collectively, these brave women field dozens of messages and calls daily with pleas for help, the below is their every day:
“ALICE! I kept hearing something outside...someone dumped 4 puppies at the office. Can you take them?"
"He is such a bother. No I don’t have the money to fix him. Just kill him.”
"Puppies with their mother and thrown over a bridge into the deep hollow creek below. Only three puppies still alive"
"There are 4 two-pound puppies running along the road. I followed them and they are living at the dump"
"A laundry basket of puppies was found by my neighbors, 10 of them. They've been out in the rain and storm, can you help?"
Who we are
founded late 2019 - to present
We might be the new rescue in town, but we are not new to rescue. We are seasoned and we are committed. Established in late 2019, we are a volunteer-driven organization with a core leadership + consulting team with decades of combined rescue, corporate, and dog behavior experience. We are in the business of second chances and very good at what we do.
Since our inception in late 2019, we have cultivated partnerships with rescuers in four different counties between Mississippi + Tennessee. These independent rescuers that are counties in with no animal control, no municipal shelter, and no county-provided animal resources. We've grown our passionate group of volunteers to a team of fifty and provided medical care beyond standard vetting to include surgeries and other life-saving care. As of February 2021, we have 30+ foster homes and we have already rehomed 850+ puppies and dogs.
What we need to rescue more
As a Massachusetts licensed rescue, we are governed by the MA Department of Agriculture and required to isolate our dogs in a MA licensed quarantine for 48 hours after arriving to the state but before transitioning to a foster or forever home. The Commonwealth has limited quarantine facilities therefore limiting reservations for kennel space.
Moving this continual pipeline of at-risk dogs from the south to the north directly correlates to how many pups our rescuers can physically rescue on a daily basis. When we can't move dogs, our rescuers run out of space, which leaves puppies and dogs in need of rescue left on streets, or under buildings to suffer, or euthanized for space in neighboring county shelters. At any given time, our partners collectively have 100-200 puppies on their perusal lproperites. Our current rate of growth is not yet fast enough to move enough dogs to keep them off intake hold.
Our quarantine project is a critical facet to our growth and longer term sustainability. Our facility will double the number of puppies and dogs we are able to rescue. We are targeting May into June for our official quarantine opening and on target to rescue 1400+ dogs in 2021.
Sponsor a Room
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Sponsor a Kennel
Our pups are required to be kenneled during their 48 hour with us. Whether you chose to name a single kennel or bank of kennels, honor a loved pet or human......
Sponsor a transport
Be an everyday hero and sponsor a transport! This sponsorship pays for the vetting, transport + quarantine, required travel documentation for 30 puppies + dogs! Be onsite for arrival in our new facility and we welcome you to jump in on a volunteer shift to see firsthand what you generosity is supporting! You are also welcome back 48 hours later to see your sponsored pups go home.
Sponsor the facility
Your generous $50,000 donation will name our entire facility. You will be listed on our website, recognized as our X donor, with recognition signage in our dedicated pick up space + fundraising space where 200+ people will see monthly.
Our outdoor Space
Massachusetts regulations require us to provide a private entrance for our dogs to enter the building. We've installed hundreds of feet of vinyl fencing to create a private walkway and courtyard; removed the organic matter; and replaced with stone. This space will also provide outside respite for our volunteers and dogs, after released from quarantine.