Our Goals and Official Mission
The purpose of Chatham Kent Animal Rescue is to:
- Rescue urgent non-aggressive dogs from high kill shelters
- Place dogs into approved foster homes until approved permanent homes are found
- Provide resources and information to the public regarding rescue, animal and puppy mill cruelty, the problem of pet overpopulation and how to prevent unwanted animals
- To encourage our educational providers to include animal compassion in the classroom curriculum for students and provide volunteers for in-class presentations to teach children about compassion and kindness for animals.
- To implement a pet food bank program to provide temporary help as needed
- This organization has applied for our non profit status – no part of any proceeds from any donations to the organization shall benefit any individual
- To hold annual reunions for all volunteers, adopters, sponsors and donors who share our compassion for animals
Long Term Goals
- To provide temporary support and resources to families in short term financial need to help animals remain in their current homes, when possible.
- To help with temporary supplies of pet food to families who are suffering from unemployment, seniors on fixed incomes and families who are dealing with chronic illnesses.
- To offer temporary foster care for pets whose care providers may need short-term hospital care. To help provide piece of mind for seniors or chronically ill patients and our military personnel who may require temporary foster care. To provide food from our food bank for pets placed in our temporary care.
- To partner with local veterinary clinics to offer a low cost spay/neuter program in our communities to help reduce the number of unwanted births and deaths of unwanted pets via a voucher program.
- To help pets through temporary care & sheltering for abused persons in battered shelters.
- To have our OWN FACILITY where we will provide a sanctuary for senior dogs whose owners have abandoned them in shelters; on site services for rescued dogs and their new families; temporary haven for rescues while waiting for available space in our foster care program.