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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Placing homeless animals into foster homes for proper vet care and family-life training, then finding the best-match homes. We also do rescue transports to get adoptable animals out of kill shelters to other rescues and from rescues to their new permanent homes.

Target demographics: homeless, abused, and abandoned pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 canines and felines

Geographic areas served: Coastal Empire Savannah Georgia and Lowcountry South Carolina

Programs: - Rescue, foster care, veterinary care, and sterilization for animals in Georgia and South Carolina county animal shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. - Assistance to other animal rescues and shelters throughout Georgia, Florida and South Carolina needing to relocate rescued pets. - Foster care for animals surrendered by their owners who either can no longer provide for the pets or no longer wish to have them in their homes. - Adoption of rescued pets to qualified homes that have been properly screened and counseled by our adoption coordinators and foster parents to maintain the pet in the home for a lifetime. - Training of leadership team members and volunteers in the areas of humane education, animal welfare, animal behavior and care, and disaster response. - Education to the public in the form of adoption counseling, pet behavior consultation and training, hurricane evacuation planning, media interviews, and classroom presentations.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kimberly153

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted out boy Turk (formerly Drake) in Feb 2016 and the experience was outstanding. Jen was helpful and informative as we went through the process. We are prepping to adopt a second pup and Courtney is also awesome. She has sent pictures and kept us informed on our pups status! Such a great organization full of awesome volunteers!

Melissa314

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted "Liberty" now known as Winnie in 2012. She was rescued along with her mom and 4 siblings. Coastal Pet Rescue not only saved Winnie's life, but mine as well. My family was having a hard time with one of our other dogs and when we got Winnie, she immediately bonded with our Rottweiler mix. The two are definitely sisters from another mister. They are inseparable. Winnie is the sweetest pooch and I'd adopt from CPR again in a heartbeat. lisa S. and her crew are lifesavers and so professional. She was not about to allow just anyone to adopt her rescues...and I love that. These animals have already been through so much and Lisa and CPR ensure that the homes they are adopted into are the best of the best. They take care of the animals as if they were their own until they are fostered and adopted. Nothing but love and admiration for Coastal Pet Rescue and all that they do for our community and especially for the animals that deserve a second chance at life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In April,2016, my husband and I were watching the news when we heard of Coastal Pet Rescue. They had taken in 29 animals from a hord and were seeking fosters. We took in a little one to foster and then decided to adopt her. This all volunteer group goes over and beyond to help the animals in our area. They are a wonderful and caring group. We can't thank them enough for our little Muffin and what they do everyday. We are glad to now be a part of Coastal Pet Rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

They do not help you with anything. For any help, the fosters have to do all the leg work. They did not hold up their end of the deal as far as care and medical treatment for the foster pet. They make up rules on the fly for events and pets that don't make sense. It blows my mind how this place is still operational with how unorganized the leadership is. They take in more pets than they can handle which leads to inadequate treatment for some of the issues with the animals. My wife and I love animals. When we wouldn't accept their refusal to give our foster the medication that's needed, they just wanted the dog back and then bad mouth the people as if it was their fault. They don't give you all or the right info on the pets. They ban people from their group that get sick of the BS. They only care about taking as many animals out of animal control without having any means to home them or care for them. There's a smart way to run this type of organization and CPR doesn't know what that is. I expected this place to be full of people who actually cared about the animals as individuals and cared about the humans who volunteer because they want to help but that is not so. If you are prepared to get walked all over and treated like crap then this is your place. With all that being said, there are a couple of good souls who work here that care about both animals and the volunteers. Don't expect them to help or work with you if it is even slightly inconvenient for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My sons and I have been volunteering with this organization for over a year and also adopted a dog from them. They work tirelessly to make a home for every animal they rescue. Every volunteer truly cares for the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've never been involved with a more dedicated group than Coastal Pet Rescue! They go above and beyond what the average person would do, sacrificing their time and energy for the animals! I became a volunteer, then an adopter and It's been wonderful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Coastal Pet Rescue since 2007. They are a fantastic organization to be a part of. Everyone is really nice and friendly and you can tell they operate from their hearts when it comes to rescuing our area's abandoned pets. I am also an adopter through Coastal Pet Rescue. My kitty Minxie will be 6 this year and I absolutely adore her!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am starting my 5th year as a volunteer for Coastal Pet Rescue. I started "just" fostering and actually adopted my first foster, Maxx. He is a wonderful friend and companion. Now my volunteering includes administrative functions and I am overwhelmed at the amount of paperwork that is necessary to maintain good standing with the Dept of Ag which is the agency that oversees us. It is really eye opening when you are on the "other" side of rescue. You realize that there is so much more to saving dogs and cats than just their routine care. I have gained a wealth of knowledge working with the other volunteers. It is rewarding to see all the lives saved and all the lives changed by a simple act of kindness. I can never say enough about all the work that CPR does in the community - saving cats and dogs that require extensive medical care, blind kittens, amputee dogs, senior pets and others that would be euthanized but we treat them with love and kindness, give them a warm bed and a full belly, the best medical care available, including specialists. All lives matter and Coastal Pet Rescue is a clear example of that. It is an honor to be able to be part of the team of dedicated volunteers who devote themselves to Coastal Pet Rescue.

Stacey54

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my fabulous dachshund mix from Coastal Pet Rescue and it was such a wonderful experience that I asked how i could be more involved. I do not have a ton of time to give but there are so many ways to help the animals and the rescue! I now work with the online pet listings group and it is so rewarding to make a difference and help save the animals that so need our help in Savannah. Everyone in this rescue has a generous and great heart and it is a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful rescue!

Jordye H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with CPR for around six months now! I loved it from the start. The camp leaders are so helpful and it really is like a family! It's so fulfilling being able to help these animals and seeing them go on to better homes. CPR offers opportunities for everyone, no matter your age, location, or availability. Everything and anything helps!

Becky100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Coastal Pet Rescue for almost a year now. Being at the rescue allows you to make an impact on the community. It is a great way to be around animals as well as great people. Being a part of the volunteer team is like being a family. As a volunteer you are a part of saving four legged lives on a daily basis.