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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: companion animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 55 animals in just 9 months

Geographic areas served: the triangle area of North Carolina

Programs: rescuing animals from high kill shelters and doing rehoming events.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of helping with Rachael's Rescue. I must say, I have loved every minute of it.
It's a great feeling to help animals in need find great homes. Rachael's positive, friendly attitude is also great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

At a Rachael's Rescue adoption event, I saw Polly and was immediately drawn to her. She is a gorgeous, personable little black and white kitten. I adopted her and she has been a healthy, playful, and well-socialized addition to my family. The volunteers are dedicated to their mission to find loving homes for the displaced animals that come into their care. They try to make sure the pet gets proper medical attention. My Polly received all of her shots and was spayed as part of the adoption process. She is a delight! I am thankful to Rachael's Rescue for giving her a new life with me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently rescued a cat through Rachael's Rescue! Besides the fact that my new fur baby is the best ever I had a wonderful experience with this rescue group. They respond promptly compared to most rescues and I could tell they really put the needs of each of their pets first. Rachel's Rescue definately ensures that each cat is placed with the right match. I wouldn't adopt from any other rescue group in the Raleigh area now that I have experienced this groups passion and kindness.

Thank you for helping me find my newest forever cat "Prince Charming!" I will continue to help support all the amazing things you do for animals in the Raleigh area!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rachael's Rescue continues to do amazing work. Even with limited resources they have managed to save over a hundred animals and recently helped bring home two dogs from Afghanistan for one of our service members. Its been a long and amazing journey.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rachael has always had a special place in her heart for animals. With Rachael's Rescue she has been able to do amazing things supporting animals and people in need. She will go beyond the call of duty whether its placing animals in good homes, helping fill the gaps for needy families, or helping other rescues . When you adopt from her its just the beginning and not the end like with many other places.

palmbo44

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am happy to say that with the support of so many wonderful people we have accomplished so much this year. So glad we have been able to help so many people

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am happy to say that I am so glad I started Rachael's Rescue. I have met so many amazing animals and even more amazing people. Through the help of friends, families, and adopters we have almost hit 100 cats/kittens saved and re-homed. This doesn't even count those that have received food assistance or spay/neuter assistance. I will continue to strive to give the best service available to my adopters and to the animals that come across the rescues path. I may not be able to save them all, but I sure will try!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had an amazing experience with Rachael's Rescue! She is so professional and handles everything in a timely fashion. Even after adoption, she makes sure that things are running smoothly in the household of her adopters. She keeps great relationships within the community that help her on all levels of her rescue. You can't go wrong with Rachael!

lbrown1109

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has adopted 2 cats from Rachael's Rescue. Are lives have been changed forever by the addition of these 2 sweet babies! Rachael loves and cares for all the animals in her care and is so helpful throughout the whole adoption process. She is also always available for help after the adoption and is great at checking in our babies. We've now had our first kitty for about a year and a half and she still checks in on him! Our new baby is now about 4 months old and he had a hernia when we adopted him. Rachael offered to take him to NC State Vet School for us and took great care of him throughout the surgery to remove his hernia. She truly goes the extra mile to make sure her animals are all placed in happy healthy homes and we are so blessed to have met her and been given the gift of 2 furry babies that are now such a wonderful part of our family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for Rachael's Rescue! Our family met Rachael at a pet store about 8 months after my 15 year old cat passed away. She had 2 beautiful sweet baby kitties at the store that day. She was so friendly and we could tell that her heart was totally devoted to her cause. That day we took home a baby tuxedo kitten and named him Loki. My 2 girls fell head over heals in love with him as did my husband and I. Loki brought new life into our house and makes us laugh everyday! Rachael was very helpful throughout the adoption process and even came to our house to check on Loki several times. I have recommended her to friends who may be interested in adopting a furry new family memeber. We love Rachael's Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rachael Polmanteer
Director
Rachael's Rescue
P.O. Box 1052
Cary, NC 27512

On Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:16 PM, LM wrote:

It's nice to have a personal touch in this electronic world. It's nice to have a helping hand in time of need. Two things that I received when I reached out for help from Rachael's Rescue back in end of July this year. On June I had adopted a young male cat for my senior male who had lost his companion of 12 years a year before. Felt it was the right time to find him a friend to keep him company. Went to Wake County Animal Shelter (which is a kill shelter) to adopt a cat that caught my eye. He was younger than I was looking for and a little stoic at the shelter but I decided to take a chance and adopt him. After a few weeks could see it wasn't working out being there was such a big age difference. The new cat wanted to play all the time and my cat is more in the napping by the window stage of his life. I called two pet rescues in my area only getting so far as a voice recording telling me they were full and were not taking in any cats. Was pretty much at my "wits end" at this point for my senior cat was stressed out by this young cat's energy. Had picked up Rachael's Rescue card at a local pet food store a few weeks earlier and sent her an email explaining my desperate situation. Didn't want to return the cat to the shelter for fear he would be put down. Received a quick response from Rachael offering her help to me. Can't tell you what a relief she was to me. She was just amazing, full of compassion and a take charge attitude. Sent her pictures of my young cat and
she put them on pet finder and made arrangements for taking said cat to a pet store to be up for adoption. It was hard to let go of the new cat as I grew attached to him but I knew he was in great hands with Rachael. When I brought kitty to pet store Rachael had a confidence and peace about her while handling the kitty, putting all at ease. She kept kept in touch with me throughout the process and successfully found a wonderful home for the young cat. It was a pleasure to have such a caring, compassionate and smart young woman who clearly is an animal lover and advocate on my side. I will always be grateful for her help and giving heart.

LM, Cary, NC
September 11,2014

Donor

Rating: 5

We were fortunate enough to meet Rachael when she was helping bring two dogs to the US from Afghanistan for a local soldier. Her love for animals came through every time we spoke with her. She has a real enthusiasm for wanting to help connect animals & people together. She went out of her way to keep us informed of their progress. The residents are lucky to have someone like her championing for the animals in North Carolina.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a small dog from Rachael's Rescue and had a great experience. They were honest, supportive and generous by surprising us with dog treats, dog toy and brush when we first received our new addition to the family. They took the time to contact us that first week and ask how things were going. You can tell they are passionate about what they do through the animals and people they serve.