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All Species Kinship

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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

124 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

JennyLP

Donor

Rating: 5

They are a truly dedicated group of people whose whole lives revolve around helping animals in need. Money going to this organization goes directly to the animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing animal rescue is run by completely devoted individuals. They are skilled, experienced and knowledgeable. If you donate money or items you know your gift will be wisely used.

Toby Eileen H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I chose All Specis Kinship to Volunteer for due to their dedication to treating all beings as precious and deserving of compassion. A field mouse with a broken leg is valued and would be given dedicated care in the same regard as any creature. A.S.K. reeducates humans and strives to strengthen the bond between humans and their dogs. Although it is heart wrenching work the steps from chained dog to inside companion is often reassuring to marginalized populations that truly someone cares
Teaching people to care for or provide medical attention to roosters, geese, dogs, possums, racoons, fox, and so on is never ending.
I cannot begin to describe all services provided ,all I know is the love and determination of this organization. This is why I chose A.S.K. to dedicate my energy to.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know that I can always call A.S.K. any time I need advice on wildlife concerns. They work so hard for animals and more organizations should follow their model.

1 Shari M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome. They will go anywhere, anytime to help any animal big or small and the care that they give is above all. To the animals that they help on a daily basis, the advise they give, they do not judge anyone, they give food and advise on how better to care for your animals even if you don’t ask, I have personally adopted animals from them and I would go above and beyond for this organization, they truly care

Jean-Rene R.

Donor

Rating: 5

So grateful for a rescue organization like ASK!!!
Thank you for all you do.
-JR

Gina E.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are so knowledgeable & dedicated to the betterment of not only animal's lives but most importantly the education of their "caretakers" & anyone they can! Sophia really walks the walk, I have the utmost respect for her approach to animal rescue/rehab & passionately defending the defenseless victims of human ignorance & greed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

All Species truly means *All* Species. I rescued a mouse from a glue trap and sent a message to ASK for advice about where to release her. The answer was prompt, thorough, and kind. I felt such a sense of relief knowing I made the most informed choice for the animal in my care. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

ASK is a miraculous group that sets the standard for animal care and rehabilitation in a mixed urban and rural environment. I am grateful for their existence and I salute their persistance. They have been actively caring for distressed animals for at least 15 yesrs, an amazing record of dedication. Recently, they have been doing vegan outreach, getting local restaurants to do special nights and add plant-based options to their menus. Here's to a great group!!

1 Gretchen S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great, compassionate organization that goes above and beyond for every animal in their care.

Katie F.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASK is an amazing non profit organization. Years ago I saw them walk into my yard to check on my dogs, straw bale in hand. We spoke for a minute, after realizing my dogs were not kept outside, they left with their straw bale. I've never seen an organization walk right into the root of the problem, without being asked first but they do, day after day with the dog outreach program. So many dogs get their only human touch from the volunteers in this group. They can be seen at many local events handing out information and educating people on proper wildlife rescue and trying to reach families to bring dogs inside. I can not say enough good things about them. I'm glad they are a part of our community and helping better the lives of so many animals, big or small.

Josh Catrambone M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship provides relentless comprehensive care for the most overlooked creatures in our world. Their staff and volunteers are dedicated and committed to helping every animal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A rescue that truly cares about the health and wellbeing of all animals!
I adopted a two year old dog from ASK and they have always been there to answer my questions and concerns.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family has been following and donating over the past few years. This is an AWESOME organization and they truly care. They go above and beyond for our animal friends! Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Sammy-Rae S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love these people. They are always going above and beyond to help animals.

Kathy R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to say this organization is the best thing that could possible happen in our area. I have needed there help more than once and they went above and beyond! Everything they do is from there heart and soul and I just wish more people would recognize them and help there cause. All of our species need them!!! I am happy to say I support them and always will!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The tireless crew of All Species Kinship go above and beyond in their care for animals and the people in their community. They are an organization that covers it all and knows how to utilize the support they receive to the max. ASK is an organization you can feel confident and proud to support.

Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is by far the best animal welfare group I have ever encountered. No animal is too small or insignificant to be helped at any hour of the day or night. Money donated to ASK is money well spent!

Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a very well-respected non-profit organization in Battle Creek, Michigan, although it is recognized statewide for the change-making work that it does. The direct outreach, advocacy, education, and policy change outputs far exceed any other organizations of which I am aware. The hard work by the founder and volunteers is unbelievable, and they conduct work that no one would want to do; yet, the change that cones from it is absolutely invaluable. There is nothing that they won’t tackle that relates to animals in need as long as it fits their mission. Everyone in the community is helped- families, pets, wildlife, and citizens of Battle Creek and surrounding areas reap the benefits. A.S.K. should be a model for all direct-outreach and animal rescue organizations and they have my highest respect.

Myles M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of people do incredible things. I've seen incredible work that Sophia and her crew does. I believe that this type of animal appreciation and detication should be more common!

Robin L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helpful in all animal related situations. Capturing ducks that needed to be transferred to the right rehab center, helping squirrels with mange etc. Sophia is always available to answer my questions

PeedusPeople

Client Served

Rating: 5

wonderful work...theyve rescued 4 dogs for us... saving one dogs life at the last minute and with excellent training and love this dog is the happiest dog in the world

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.

1 Sarah S.1

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.