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

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: PLEASE! Only 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

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Summer M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Weekly updates in her newsletter, daily updates on Facebook, a true hero for all animals in a state that has very little financial support. Yet somehow she still manages to fundraiser for large and expensive surgeries like a pro. This rescue and the founder deserve all the grants and donations they can get.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JESSICA does the most amazing work for All ANIMALS in AND around her area!!She goes the extra mile to RESCUE REHABILITATE and Rehome ABANDONED ABUSED and needy pets !!She does so much with so little!!The ANIMALS in her care are BLESSED BEYOND WORDS to have her kindness COMPASSION AND RESPECT!!

1

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!

2 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!

2 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.

2 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

2 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!

2 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.

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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

2 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.

2 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.

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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.

Lori L.2

Donor

Rating: 5

ARTBAR {A Reason to Believe Animal Rescue} is a much needed rescue in an area where animal's are disposable and little thought is given to their well being. Jessica and her team go above and beyond to help... day or night. I can't say enough good about them and you can be sure that 100% of donations go towards the care of the animal's.

Jillian T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Jessica does the impossible in an area that is so rural, with so many people that dont spay and neuter their animals, where dogs are dumped by the handfuls at every mining road around. She is the one in a dress and heels saving and feeding and cleaning and praying and crying being the only human interaction any of these animals ever got. She and ARTBAR are one in a million .

Denise Russo B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue, always going above & beyond to help ANY animal in need. Could not think of a more deserving rescue to donate to!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica is such a sweet soul! She gives 110% every single day to these animals (no matter what kind) it doesn’t matter what time day or night she is always there. There’s not enough thanks in the world to give her for showing these animals the love they need, feeding their hungry bellies & giving it her all. This non profit organization is the best I’ve ever seen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For someone as young as Jessica, it totally amazes me how responsible, dedicated, loving, caring etc she is with every animal that crosses her path. She focuses a lot on injured, seniors and mutts that not many people want. She is a miracle worker with these animals and never gives up on them. She is a true gem in our area!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about how wonderful Jessica hill white and ARTBAR is as an animal rescue group! Awesome love and hard work taking care of rescues! If you love animals. You will love them! 100 stars in my book! Hugs. Debbie Masley

Amber D.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica and ARTBAR go above and beyond for the animals they take into their rescue. They are a small rescue with only a few volunteers it's amazing how many animals they are able to help. Jessica spares no expense when it comes to the animals she takes she does everything she can to save them no matter the cost.

Ashley B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica and her team go out of their way to take care of dogs who desperately need help. She provides care, love and endures things most people could never imagine. ARTBAR deserves a lifetime of thanks. Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Paula Richardson A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica bends over backwards to help the needy animals around her. She has such a deep and caring compassionate spirit. Artbar is a blessing to Mingo WV.
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Lynn Raymond N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came in contact with this wonderful group through a share in facebook. I have followed them,and Jessica Hill White since. I have kept in contact since following progress of some wonderful furrbabies like the handsome .Archie. When financially able I have donated. This organization is so AMAZING as they truly have all Animals health and welfare as the heart of this group. They will try to move heaven and earth to take care of animal who needs them. Heartfelt love and Thanks for ALL they do. God bless them.

Gail C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

There is so much to say and all of it is great. Most of all: This is the only rescue in Mingo/Logan and surrounding area that I truly trust to donate to and I know this Lady is the best of the best. She truly works for the well being of ALL animals.

Aleli L.

Donor

Rating: 5

ARTBAR under Jessica Hill White made me believe in Acts of love and kindness to animals esp the ones who are critically needing it! This organization really goes out of their way to HELP where hope seems lost. She shares with us the passion in believing that every cause is worth saving! By reaching out to help ARTBAR I know that I have made a little difference .. every dog, cat, owl, turtle , horse in her page had I been touched by Angels here on earth and Jessica is Angel#1... I support and believe her cause!♥️♥️

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This small and mighty animal rescue team is unstoppable despite the daily witness of unbelievable abuse and neglect they see every single day. It's frankly hard to imagine how humans can be so cruel to their animals. ARTBAR makes that vanish within moments of their contact with these animals. They need our collective financial support. Their vet bills are enormous. They are angels on earth.