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A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARTBAR)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Donate directly at www.artbar-wv.org/donate - The mission of A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue is to rescue homeless or neglected domestic animals (including but not necessarily limited to dogs and cats), provide veterinary care, and get them placed them in great adoptive homes. All are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We house these animals in foster homes, kennels, or boarding as needed. We work in collaboration with shelters, veterinarians, rescues, owners needing to rehome their pets, and the public. We work to reduce the animal overpopulation issue by spaying and neutering as part of our process. We work to ensure the safety of the public by vaccinating according to the law and as the health of the animal permits based on the recommendations of our veterinarian. We treat for parasites, injuries, dentals, skin or ear infections. etc.

Target demographics: homeless domestic pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: 439 dogs and 16 cats

Geographic areas served: rural southwestern West Virginia

Programs: rescue, rehabilitation, medical care, rehoming

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jessica is absolutely wonderful. She is the most caring and compassionate animal advocate I know. Jessica works tireless to help those that can't help themselves. She is the go-to for thousands of people and suffering animals in the area. Very often doing her work completely on her own. She is truly an angel.

2 Maria M.4

Donor

Rating: 5

ARTBAR and Jessica do great things for animals in need. She is so caring and works very hard. I highly recommended ARTBAR!

1 Dean E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a Jack. Rescued by Jessica after being hit by a car and left in a ditch, which seems to be typical treatment of animals in her area. Jack had a severed spine and was considered for euthanasia. Jessica fought for this little guy even after multiple other rescues refused to take him for rehabilitation and future adoption. Jessica found Jack a home with us and a dog that was diagnosed to probably never walk again loves to run and jump now!

1 Heather N.5

Donor

Rating: 5

Jessica and Artbar make a world of difference in the lives of forgotten and neglected animals. She is a amazing person that has a heavy weight to carry, the need never ends, And she never quits.

1 Lisa F.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Abandoned and feral dogs are not uncommon in WV. What is uncommon is Jessica and her love of animals, her tireless efforts on behalf of those broken and forgotten. Our little westie was one of those she rescued. We are forever grateful to her. ARTBAR is the best

1 Lara W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group of ladies and they truly care about the animals they save. They waste no time when a medical emergency is in need and do whatever is needed to give that animal quality of life. We appreciate their help so very much!

1 Tracy Wehrman M.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization helping animals in WV. The people are dedicated to give the animals the best possible care.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Jessica and her rescue (Artbar) does a great job in helping lost and injured critters. I have donated quite a few times as I believe in her and what she is doing

1 Nancy B.9

Donor

Rating: 5

Jessica and her team are working miracles in a very un-progressive area of WV where human lives are often dismal. They take animals that need extensive medical care or are old or disabled and make them whole again. Then they find rescues in the north east to take them. Standards are meticulous for rescues so these animals are leaving southern WV where they are considered disposable to find homes where they will have good food and shelter and vet care the rest of their lives. This is a very deserving rescue.

1 feathergirl

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica and her volunteers go above and beyond for any animal in need. She will stop traffic to move a turtle from the road, check a dead possum to be sure there are no babies, make cardboard shoes for a bird with a hurt foot, seek medical care for many "hopeless" case dogs, search hours in the dark for a dog, spend hours driving injured wildlife to a wildlife center, some how they get it done. ARTBAR does any thing in their power to save an animal.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Hill White and her rescue ARTBAR are a gift to WV. Her compassion, expertise and resilience show what one person can do to make a difference in the world. Her understanding of her community and her advocacy for animals is inspiring. I will continue to donate to this small rescue as they continue their important work.

1 Crystal G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica is AMAZING!!! She does SO much for the animals in her area with so little!!! Keep up the good fight!!!

1 Rebecca S.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I would not donate unless I knew this was a wonderful organization. Jessica saves so many animals and has good connections with other rescues. She will try to save any injured animal or ones in bad need of help

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you for ARTBAR for taking in my sweet Maddie (then Glenda) when she was found as a stray in Wyoming County. We adopted her in February and she has been the most wonderful addition to our lives ever since. Jessica from ARTBAR works tirelessly to save animals like Maddie and give them the second chance they deserve. We are tremendously grateful to ARTBAR for our Maddie and the great work that they do. "Thank you" will never be enough

Julia83

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have a good bit of experience working with this top notch rescue and I can say with all honesty that ARTBAR is simply one of the best. You can donate to this rescue with confidence and know that your dollars will be used ethically and responsibly.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a long time rescuer in rural eastern Kentucky, not far from the area that ARTBAR serves. Jessica Hill White is a gem. She has gone above and beyond for our animal friends. She has helped educate the public. She has brought attention to the plight of animals in her area. She has been a vital part of her community. She has given a gift of love and life to so many animals that otherwise would have died. This is one of the good rescues. You can support ARTBAR with confidence.

Stacey M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group just forms amazing things to help all different animals in matter qhat

Mynista R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica is amazing! She truly gets what rescue is supposed to be. 100% about the animals. So many have been saved because of Jessica, Wes, ARTBAR, and their donors, fosters, and other affiliated rescues. And she does it all in heels, makeup, and HAIR.

Donor

Rating: 5

Jessica helps ALL animals. I mean all! Dogs, cats, turtles, owls, birds, any animal in need. She will run through mud, under fences, through the woods. She is a non stop wonder. She never gives up on an animal no matter what condition it's in when it's rescued.

Sherri Herold M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following Jessica for about 3 years. The work she does is amazing. She finds the most horrific cases of animal abuse and neglect, and gives these poor souls a second chance. Even when it’s too late, these beautiful animals leave this world with love like they have never known. Her organization is the only rescue group I donate to because I know she is doing the work of many. She is truly an angel with the biggest heart God ever gave!!!

Julie M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been following Jessica Hill White (ARTBAR) for a few years. The dedication and love this young woman gives to every breathing animal or person she meets is beyond amazing. I have watched videos over and over again as she tells some of the most broken damaged animals that they are special and loved. She has held dogs as they pass over the rainbow bridge so that they know they are not alone and someone cares. There are not enough Jessicas in the world. Every animal that crosses her path get the same dedication, love and devotion. I can only hope that some day I will be able to meet this beautiful soul and assist with rescue. I do make sweaters for the dogs so that they will be warm when they are healing and need comfort.