Rescue Stories

Maya's Story

Maya's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? I’ve always rescued pets. How can anyone not? We moved to a new home, and realized that not only could we now have a pet, but we needed someone to complete our home. Please tell us your story with rescuing. I followed Odd Cat Sanctuary on Facebook (you can find all their info there), and saw her post, and applied that night. I've actually coached a Special Olympics team nearly every Saturday since I was 12, so I’ve got a huge love and respect for people with disabilities. I saw on the Odd Cat Sanctuary’s FB page that...

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Jasmine's Story

Jasmine's Story

Meet sweet Jasmine aka Jazzy. She was initially brought to a free neighborhood dog day clinic for vaccines and a skin condition from local breeder. Her skin condition was treated at that time. Her owner reached out to @4RFriends in late May reporting that her condition had worsened. Jasmine was surrendered to 4RF and that afternoon was taken for emergency x-rays. These x-rays revealed a small fracture in her skull. Her entire head was swollen and she was also limping badly from a wound in between her toes. She was taken to a veterinary specialty center where an internal medicine...

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Scooter's Story

Scooter's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? I decided to rescue by accident, but I've always been in favor of rescuing and adoption over buying form breeders.  I think that purebred animals are cute and all, but the trade off is not worth leaving an extra animal in a shelter, in my opinion. Please tell us your story with rescuing.   I was originally serving as the intermediary between someone who had found a couple stray kittens, and someone who was looking to acquire two kittens.  In my short time fostering the kittens (only one week), I grew so attached to...

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Freddy's Story

Freddy's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? For us rescue was really the only option. We've always been very passionate about rescuing. I can't imagine NOT rescuing a pet.  Please tell us your story with rescuing.   I suffer from depression and anxiety and a few months ago was actually diagnosed as bipolar. I had read many articles about how pets can help with these things, and I love dogs, so I decided to begin my search. I put in a few applications for various pups, but they all got adopted before I could get to them. I saw a photo of...

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Clover's Story

Clover's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? My family and I have always been animal lovers and as vegans, we couldn't ignore the horrific lack of animal welfare in China anymore. Year after year we saw the horrendous pictures from the Yulin dog meat festival and wanted to do something. When a friend of ours posted a picture of her new rescue dog, we looked into the charity she got him from and found Rushton Dog Rescue had just launched their 'darkness to light' project in China, rescuing dogs from the meat trade. We immediately contacted Cindi, the owner and founder of...

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