All Species Kinship
Rating: 5 stars 91 91 reviews
P.O. Box 4055 Battle Creek MI 49016 USA
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
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:
Creature Comfort Program Fix-it Blitz Service Wildlife Assessment and Mobilization Service Duck and Goose Refuge; Animal Sanctuary
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ASKs outreach program is one of a kind in the area. Their dedication to animals of every species is commendable. I don't have any doubt that every contribution made to this group goes directly to help the animals. Great organization run by even greater people.
No organization or person is more dedicated to helping animals in crisis 24/7 than ASK and Sophia DiPietro.
ASK is one of the greatest nonprofits ever. You can be assured that your donation dollars are going to a very good place. ASK is on the front lines caring for animals that the city would let languish and suffer. ASK is out there making a difference every day. Whether it be offering on the spot improvement in chained dogs' lives, or educating others in how to care for and respect animals. Even encouraging people to take their dogs off of chains and bring them inside. ASK is a shining example of what a nonprofit should be, and I wish I could help more.
All Species Kinship is a wonderfully focused and effective nonprofit animal welfare organization. The director and her tireless team are knowledgeable, utterly devoted (responding to emergencies 24 hrs a day), and pragmatic. They never deviate from their mission to help animals as much as they can while also honoring the people who care for them. I recommend this nonprofit unconditionally
ASK is an inspiration and a resource for me as I learn about treating all species with reverence and respect. They are a fundamental resource for our community in getting assistance for animal rescue as well.
Sophia and all her volunteers are the most amazing group people who never cease to astound me. They are out on the streets 24/7/365. I'm proud to be even slightly associated with them. All I can say is thank you for ALL you do.
2 people found this review helpful
About one year ago I was introduced to the A.S.K. Group because of some domesticated geese released in the wild. My husband and were beside ourselves with worry for these birds that we nothing about. I was told of ASK and their mission and made the call. Within a short while I received a calla and the ball was in motion to help capture these guys. It took quite a bit of work, time and effort, but the rescue happened. Well during the time of saving the geese I looked at the website and saw what hero's this group of volunteers are. I have been a supporter ever since. Sophia And I are now friends and I feel honored to be a small part.
ASK goes the extra mile to help the animals and those trying to provide for their pets. The most impressive thing is that they help all animals, not just dogs and cats! When I sport them financially, I know the funds are being maximized and going for direct outreach. These people are out in the trenches doing the hard work, I am honored to supper them!
Community outreach, rescuing wildlife, fielding calls to help people with wildlife issues, and never ending educating of the public about domestic animals and wildlife; A.S.K. is one of the best non-profits out there helping animals (and in the case of domestic animals their guardians as well). Director Sophia and her team never take a day off from helping and giving. Truly an amazing organization. I can't say enough good things about All Species Kinship.
1 person found this review helpful
I watch ASK do the things that I wish I could do myself. They reach out to the dogs that cant be saved, the owners that cant be bothered, to educate and bring a positive change. Animals need people ASK.
1 person found this review helpful
I have followed this organization on Facebook over the years. The good that ASK performs and the selfless dedication of its volunteers overwhelm me. I can't say enough about what ASK does for the otherwise forgotten, of ALL Species -- from dogs on chains 24/7 in some hidden backyard to an abandoned goose in a public park to an injured turtle on a highway. A simply remarkable organization that I cannot say enough about.
3 people found this review helpful
A remarkable organization. Directly helps ALL species of animals, as its name suggests. Its outreach to dogs kept outside 24/7 is what truly has impressed me. Volunteers literally patrol neighborhoods looking for dogs with inadequate shelter or who are otherwise in questionable conditions. Volunteers will knock on doors and offer free food, straw, shelter, chews, etc., not to mention education. So many of these dogs so found are later taken inside by the guardians and become members of a family, all because of ASK .
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
More vans with more staff/volunteers having the same philosophy as current volunteers and staff, with the funding to go with them.
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