All Species Kinship

Rating: 5 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 4055 Battle Creek MI 49016 USA

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
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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2014

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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