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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To use direct-outreach methods: to identify and reach animals of ALL species in need to prevent companion animal neglect and suffering by offering free pet supplies and services to assess, humanely capture and mobilize wildlife that are injured/orphaned and transport them to highly-qualified licensed rehabilitators &/or wildlife vets that have a specality in the given species rescued; this includes transfers to accredited facilities out of state to educate pet guardians and the general public about companion animal issues and wildlife concerns to advocate for the enforcement of local animal ordinances to implore a change in human values and behaviors as they relate to the treatment of companion animals; this is the underlying foundation of our direct-outreach programs

Results: Transforming human values and behaviors one family at a time; when A.S.K. first started people did not know what "straw" was. Now, nearly every dog we find outside has straw and the requests for straw pour into our hotline! At minimum 600 24/7 outside dogs are reached annually. At minimum 500 wildlife calls are assessed and responded to.

Geographic areas served: Southern Michigan

Programs: Creature Comfort Program Fix-it Blitz Service Wildlife Assessment and Mobilization Service Duck and Goose Refuge; Animal Sanctuary

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is amy myselfvmyvfamily and my pets are all homeless was evicted illegaly left in a coldcblizzard with no where to go i need help with kennal fees shots and neuter until i get acplace for us can you please help us this is an emerdency

1 Staci M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely the best at what they do! They are incredibly passionate and caring. They helped me rescue and regime a dog from deplorable conditions and near starvation. Without A.S.K. many animals like that dog would be suffering or dead.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing, incredible group! I have personally reached out to them several times and got a quick and helpful response each time. Thank you for your dedication, compassion, and love for the animals. -Kim

1 Cody2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASK is always quick to respond whenever needed. They help countless animals every day through direct action or giving advise.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for All Species Kinship. They help underprivileged dogs get the free meds, houses, vet care, etc. that they need to have a decent, healthy life. They also rescue wildlife, and transport to vets across the country.
So many animals, and humans, benefit from this organization. Sophia, Kathe and their crew are amazing and dedicated. This world is lucky to have A.S.K. !!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is very proactive in improving the lives of dogs that live outside. They provide food, new dog houses, collars , treats and toys to improve their lives. They educate owners and the public not only about dogs, but also wildlife. I have learned much from them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people with ASK make a world of difference in our community. So many needless deaths would happen without the food, doghouses, hay, and education that they provide. Wonderful nonprofit.

1 Shannon80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASK is one of the most unique organization that I've ever known of or volunteered for! They help almost all species of animals in Calhoun County with some services extended throughout the whole state and the occasional help in other states. They also have a sanctuary for some animals that would have been a casualty of the euthanasia. They service anywhere from 500 to 700 dogs weekly with emergency relief supplies while educating the owners, if needed, to better care for their companion. ASK is a nonprofit organization that operates by unpaid volunteers and very little overhead to ensure that as many animals can be reached as possible! My family enjoys giving our time for such a beautiful organization.

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liberatanimls 11/02/2014

Thank you for your commitment to A.S.K., Shannon (and family)! There is no way that A.S.K. could provide so many life-saving resources without the aide of dedicated volunteers like yourself. You repeatedly go above and beyond to give back, at a moment's notice, to help with both the rescue of wildlife, and 24/7 outside dogs. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have you on our team! Sophia Director

1 Jill59

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came across All Species Kinship a few years ago when working to rescue some pot bellied pigs. They were considered to me to be a contact then as I was volunteering with a rabbit rescue at the time. In time I investigated their web site and developed a respect for their mission and approach and started following them on Facebook. I sent my first donation and they bought a dog house with it and even mailed me photos of the lucky recipient. I remember posting that if I ever recognized my dream of having a rescue I would model it after them. Go figure, another downriver rescue did... Since that time I have received education, support and encoragement for a sick raccoon, a horse without shelter, a goat on a tether and 2 turtles. No they didnt do it for me, they gave me the tools to make a difference through education. In 2013 I was honored to finally be able to fill a transport need they had for some rabbits. They are phenomenal.

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liberatanimls 11/02/2014

Volunteers AND donors enable us to do so much good, and you Jill, serve as both. Your willingness to help with both farm animal and dog rescues across the state of Michigan is invaluable to us. You have saved us many hours, and miles and aided in our partnerships with other quality rescues. Thank you for being a part of team A.S.K.! In gratitude, Sophia Director