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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

102 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly wonderful animal protection organization. I received a call back within an hour regarding an injured waterfowl. They were the only ones with an action plan to help. Their dedication to all animals is amazing. Animals are very fortunate to have advocates that work so tirelessly for them and with heart.

Tony.G

Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a remarkable non-profit with incredible energy that improves the lives of all beings in the Battle Creek area. Their outreach is exemplary and I can sense their influence every time I see a pit bull on leash on a walk in the community. Personally, I've been helped by them on several occasions when I found an animal in distress by the side of the road. It's a privilege to live near such a group.

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Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a marvelous and unique group totally dedicated to improving the lives of all sentient beings. They provide veterinary care, including spay and neuter, to low-income pet owners as well as distributing toys, shelter, and food. They provide education and motivation for owners to interact with and enhance the lives of their pets. Along with this street outreach, they offer a rescue service for injured wildlife and operate a large animal sanctuary. They are a wonderful group and it is a privilege to live in an area with such an extraordinary organization. We give them as much financial support as we possibly can and are happy to feel that we are contributing in a small way to this excellent non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

ASK achieves the incredible. They're an animal rescue and rehabilitation organization that works 24/7, diving in wherever help is needed - sometimes literally! Dogs, geese, they save 'em all! I admire all their work but especially their work with people throughout the community to improve the lives of "outdoor" dogs, in which they often provide food, shelter, and other needed material support. Sophia and her crew take their rescue and rehab mission seriously and always act with the utmost professionalism. Very worthy of your support.

Donna235

Donor

Rating: 5

I love ASK! They do amazing work for all animals from wildlife to chained dogs in need. Sophia and her volunteers work round-the-clock to help animals. For dogs, they work with owners to implement the best solutions for the animal, without judging or criticizing. Their goal is to educate and make a difference. They're the absolute best at what they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASK and Sophia have been amazing to work with for several years! They have been fast to respond to the needs of several required rescue cases! Most recently over the past couple of years I have been finding injured birds that have hit the glass windows in my place of employment. These birds need immediate help and calling Sophia has saved these birds. Their organization has been able to medically treat them and re-release them. It is always so heartbreaking to watch an injured animal or wildlife die because no one was there to help. That is not the case with ASK! I get responses from them quickly and they immediately assess the injury and make a decision on how best to treat the injured creature. If you donate to this organization, please know your donation dollars go directly to outreach to improve the quality of life to so many animals both inside and outside our community. Thank you ASK for all you do and have done!! We are all very fortunate to know this service is available.

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! Absolutely professional and you can tell the animals comes first, not the bottom line.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A truly wonderful experience. Educational, professional, and always with the best interest of both animals and their people at the heart of their work. A blessing to the community. Many dogs are much better off for the work that A.S.K does every week.

1 M.A. P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to volunteer for a short while for this organisation. It's amazing organization that takes pride and giving the best care it can to the animals it serves..I would recommend this organization to anyone!!

Wes T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing. I have two former "street dogs" thanks to this wonderful organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group! I got my dog through them and they do wonderful things.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I ran into this organization online while searching for some help to rehabilitate a pigeon. I was ultimately able to find assistance closer to home, but was so taken aback by the lifesaving services this organization provides. They help clients that are financially unable to help their pets, such as building fences to get dogs off leashes, helping with topical medications, and providing straw in the Winter. Please donate now to help this wonderful organization in all that they do. Thank you.

kerrysh

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I made a small donation and received a personal thank you from the founder. This organization is constantly sharing the story of its work and its policy activism, and I feel very connected to their mission. I feel like I know that they are fighting for all species every waking moment without much sleep!

1 Pina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

No doubt the best animal rescue in Michigan. Always respond promptly phone calls and emails. All kind of animals are given the same treatment without discrimination.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do more for all animals than you can ever imagine. This city is blessed beyond measure to have them. I applaud them for being willing to go in all areas to help dogs that no one else would. Thank you ASK

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was around when ASK started, and had the pleasure of working with the organization in the veterinary side of things. They have continued to grow and do great things over the years, and I would help them out in a heartbeat. Great people doing great things for animals. I can't thank them enough for what they do.

Kristin78

Donor

Rating: 5

No organization or person is more dedicated to helping animals in crisis 24/7 than ASK and Sophia DiPietro.

Sara152

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very serious about their work, especially with birds. Very well connected to best vets and specialists in this region and beyond. Very aware of best policies and practices, and works harmoniously with people (pet owners) and officials in a way that ensures the best outcomes for animals.

Amber99

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see all the stories of the animals helped by this organization and I think the work they do is AMAZING!!!! They help all animals and I think the people who are able to volunteer their time are a blessing to them all.

1 Rachel189

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 marji

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship does phenomenal work liberating chained dogs, educating the public about the problems with urban farming, and provides incredible individual care to an array of domestic and wild animals. Their compassion does not extend only to "companion" animals, but also to those animals traditionally seen as food. Love the dedication they have!