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Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Georgia. We operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the metro Atlanta area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference... one pet at a time. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To educate the public on the plight of animals that have found themselves in high kill shelters throughout Georgia and on the responsibilities involved with pet ownership, such as spay/neuter and heartworm prevention. 2) To save as many animals as we can from high kill shelters and to see each animal through from the actual rescue to the loving foster home and ultimately to the "forever" home they were meant to have.

Results: Since our inception in 2009, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue has saved over 12,000 animals as a mostly volunteer-based organization. With no physical facilities to maintain, we operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes.

Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for homeless pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: save over 2,000 homeless pets

Geographic areas served: metro Atlanta, GA,

Programs: fostering, veterinary care, spay/neuter, and adoptions.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jan Nelsen C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered dogs for Angels Amoung Us Pet Rescue for 3&1/2 yrs. AAUPR is well known in the state of GA for pulling dogs and cats from shelters all over the state and being willing to take on the ones with health and some behavioral problems.

In the past week we have taken on cases that were desperate. A 4 month old lab mix puppy, hit by a car with multiple fractures of the shoulder and pelvis with internal injuries. A pug mix attacked by two larger dogs with multiple deep wound bites. The boxer mix dog found abandoned outside an apartment complex, severely skeletal, pressure sores with maggots and infection, skin stained and raw from urine and feces. None of these would have survived, but AAUPR has access to specialty emergency vet care in the Atlanta area and these dogs received intesive care, necessary surgeries, blood transfusion and 24/7 monitoring.

Let’s also speak of their cats. Recently AAUPR rescued a cat that was covered in tar and other cats with fractures and infections of various sorts. All of these animal have gone on to or are going on to foster homes and eventually to forever homes.

AAUPR has a following of wonderful supporters through social media and news media. Because of this, AAUPR is able to raise funds to cover most of the high expenses that comes with such cases and their everyday rescue needs. However, there are times it is a financial struggle.

Raising the awareness and furthering their reach to those who don’t know about them is vital in AAUPR’s ability to continue their work. Angels Amoung Us Pet Rescue’s motto, “Rescue one until there is none” is their battle cry.

I trust that this will reach people who are unfamiliar with Angels Amoung Us Pet Rescue, (angelsrescue.org) will look them up on the web, on social media and follow their work and become supporters of this non-profit organization.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted a very skittish, fearful Irish terrier with skin problems. Her foster did a great job getting her skin back on track with the aid of the Angels Amoung Us Vet team. Her foster was helpful and worked with us on timing issues for adoption finalization. Once we got Molli home we got a better handle on what her needs were. We requested assistance with the training team and we had a complimentary consutation in our home where the trainer could see her behavior. The trainer put us on track with addressing certain issues which have helped. There will be needs along the way for more training and Angels make referrals to trainers the trust and who also give financial discounts for rescue dogs. I am very pleased with the adoption process and the follow up assistance given us.
I also foster for Angels Amoung Us Pet Rescue and would highly encourage others to join our team! We are very supportive of eachother and always ready with helpful tips and encouragement. There are opportunities to for training to to be a better foster. Always need new fosters to help save more dogs and make them ready for their very own "happy tail!"

Trish Clary M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough great things about Angels Among Us! We had such an awesome experience adopting our Lonnie! He had the most loving foster family a little guy could ask for. I highly recommend Angels to anyone considering a rescue pup.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AAU rescued my little angel last year from a dreadful hoarding situation - she was starving for food, much needed medical care, and affection. Having just lost my two elderly dogs, I was planning on taking a break to grieve, to travel, to rest.... Eight days later, I saw Nellie (formerly Vittorina), and fell in love. My husband and I were thrilled to pass AAU's vetting tests, and now Nellie is our spoiled, sweet little dog - ruling her roost, and us! Many thanks to AAU for their tireless, and invaluable work , particularly the foster parents who help these sad little creatures transition to the wonders awaiting them.

Cyndi B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 puppies from Angels Among Us. Great experience. They make sure owners and dogs are right fit. The dogs are microchipped and spayed They keep in contact through the first year and offer support and guidance. We recommended them to a friend they used them and now have a 1 yr old puppy. I would highly recommend thus organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with Angels Among Us was beyond amazing! The entire process was very simple. After browsing online for dogs, I sent a message for my now best friend and I had her within a week! I talked to the foster mom on the phone, set up a playdate, and got to officially adopt her days later! It was super comforting knowing the foster parents are required to come to the potential home for the animal.

Janine S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering for Angel's Among Us for 7 years.  I haven't found homes for 100's of rescued animals, but I have found homes for just over a dozen dogs.  12+ lives saved from shelters, neglect and homelessness.  Angel's mission is, "Rescue one until there are none" and I believe I am doing just that.

This year, I am fostering a medical dog.  A dog who would have otherwise, never had a chance to make it out of the shelter because her health was so bad.  That is just one thing that makes Angel's Among Us stand out from all other rescues.  They have so many resources, volunteers and supporters willing and able to help from the start; From getting the furbaby transportation from the shelter to the Vet, to getting the furbaby settled into a foster home and into recovery.  Angel's has everything and everyone needed to help your foster become a healthy, happy and wonderful family companion.  There is never a hand unwilling to help.

This is my foster Alida.  She was owner surrendered to the same shelter she was adopted out of as a 60 lb 6 month old puppy.  She was surrendered 7 years later weighing a mere 49.5 lbs, having severe skin issues, a respiratory infection,  double ear infections, a UTI and was heartworm positive.  This is our girl now, 140 days later under Angel's Among Us care.  We call her, The Amazing Alida!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is an excellent organization which works to save animal lives and find the right homes for pets. We worked with Angels Among Us to find a puppy and received great customer service.
The volunteers are easily accessible by email or phone and respond quickly to your questions. The process involves verifying that the homes are prepared to take on the responsibility of a pet and provides follow up care for spay and neutering.
We now have a new member of the family and would recommend Angels Among Us Pet Rescue to anyone who is looking to add a pet to their household.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a dog to fill the empty space left by one I had lost to old age. I remembered hearing about Angels Among Us on the radio and checked out their website. I found my new dog fairly quickly. The staff could not have been more helpful. Within a day of applying, I was contacted and told the foster mom would call me to set up an appointment. That is one of the things I like. All the dogs are with foster families, so the adopter knows how the dog will interact with other dogs and people and how they behave in a home. After the adoption, I was told if for any reason, my dog did not work out, they would take her back. And if I encountered problems, they had staff that would work with me and the dog to solve the problem I never felt alone in the process. I would highly recommend this organization. They are the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family had the best pet adoption experience through Angels Among Us. We adopted our puppy Laszlo through the agency a year ago. The foster, Michelle, was extremely helpful and honest throughout the process and even answered many questions and sent resources after the adoption. The fee was reasonable and covered the neutering process.

Kelli S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In September 2015, following the death of my second dog in a little over a year, I was ready for a new dog, but I did not want a puppy....enter Angels Among Us. I saw this little face and immediately fell in love! Talk about puppy love! I was so impressed with all of the volunteers, application process, foster mom, meet and greet, etc. Very professional, friendly and efficient! I was so impressed I became a monthly donor and I am now a volunteer as well! Such a great group of genuine, caring people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best pet Rescue! I have transported, fostered, mentored & adopted through AAU. This organization is a FAMILY that supports each other, their rescues & their adoptive families. I would give AAU 10 Stars!

Meghan L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and both times received top notch customer service and the dogs have been amazing family members. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a four legged family member.

Client Served

Rating: 5

December 26, 2013 we adopted our 5th dog at the time, Saffy from AAU. We were following the facebook feed not looking for another dog until Saffy showed up along with her sad story of losing her human mommy to cancer and now she had no where to call home. Saffy became an Angels dog and what an amazing experience it was from filling out the application and then getting a phone call to discuss why we would be a great home for Saffy. Then talked with her foster parents and arranged to meet the day after Christmas and as long as everything went fine she would be ours. Proud to say we adopted Saffy that day and she has been a blessing ever since. If you are looking to adopt - Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is the place to start. So professional, caring and great communication through the entire process.

Lisa A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted an Angels dog and he has made a wonderful addition to our family! Everyone we spoke to and worked with was helpful and very nice.

1 Stacey W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Three years ago I wanted to expand my fur family. I already had one dog. I saw the Angels page on my Facebook feed and came across a story about a pregnant dog and started following the story on Facebook. Once he pups were born and old enough to be introduced, I went to the foster moms house and fell in love with the pups, adopted two, and in the process made a new friend in the foster mom. I also learned how wonderful this organization is and decided to become more involved. I have been a volunteer for two years and have had many fosters of my own. I am so proud to be a part of this organization.Angels makes sure that every pup gets to a loving home. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to be an adopter. My boys have completed my family. What a great fit. The support was amazing when I felt overwhelmed. I asked for help integrating two new pups into my home, Angels stepped right up to help. My boys were just three in june and their foster mom and I are still friends. See, that's what happens. You make new friends, find new family members, save lives. There's nothing more rewarding. Adopting through Angels has truly opened my heart and my world to saving animals. "Rescue one until there are none. "

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angels Among Us took excellent care of my baby, and they actually saved her life TWICE! First, they saved her from a rural, South Georgia shelter. Then they saved her life again by treating her for heartworms before I adopted her. AAUPR doesn't just go to shelters and cherry pick dogs. They also go in and save the ones that otherwise would never make it out alive. My entire experience with adopting from them was flawless from start to finish. These are people who are incredibly passionate about saving lives and finding the perfect addition to families who are ready to add a pet to their lives.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful dog from AAU! They have so many wonderful pets in foster care and the foster moms truly love the dogs and cats.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Lola in March 2016 from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. My fiance and I had been talking about adopting a puppy for some time. We heard great things about Angels Among Us so we began our search with them. After being approved to adopt, we began to browse through their Facebook and webpage. There were SO many cute puppies and dogs to look at, but we went ahead and submitted a few of the puppies we were interested in. Within no time, we found ourselves going to see a litter of puppies. This was truly the beginning to an amazing experience. We met their foster mom, Adria, who is by far one of the most caring and compassionate people I have met. She was very welcoming and full of great information about each puppy. After holding a few of the squirmy boys, I asked her if we could hold one of the girl puppies --who is now our Lola. :-) I knew right then that she had to be ours and we would do everything to make that possible. Adria is one of the main reasons we felt so sure about adopting and choosing Lola to be ours. Within two days, we met with Adria and welcomed Lola to our home. We kept in close contact with Adria for the few weeks after--and I am still in touch with her today! :-) It was by far the best decision we have made yet as a couple. Lola grew a little bigger each day and is now a 65 lb ball of love. When the time is right, we will begin another search for Lola's sibling with Angels Among Us. I highly recommend this organization and could not have had a better experience! Thank you AAU!!

1 louloumomof3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters ages 12, nine, and seven began volunteering for angels two years ago. We foster pregnant moms and puppies. We do this not only to give back to our community, but to also bring wearing it's not only to our family but our friends that there is a much greater need for animal rescue and many people think. Angels Among Us has countless volunteers that donate so much time and effort to this organization to make it what it is. A truly amazing group of people, that many times never get to see each other or meet each other. But the sense of community and willingness to help from Foster to foster, transportation, screening applications, and so much more is beyond amazing. This organization does so much behind the scenes to make sure that these animals are given a fair chance at life. Not only are we fosters but we actually faster filled one of our dogs. He now completes our own for family, and we continue to take on the responsibility of getting pregnant mothers and puppies a chance to have an amazing life! The white shepherd is our foster fail, my girls and me at an adoption event and the last of our 3 latest puppies still up for adoption. Angels Among Us is an awesome organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year we decided it was time for a new member of our family. We decided to let my husband choose his first puppy. We fell in love with the pictures of a beagle litter. I applied on line and got approved within a couple of days. I was contacted by the foster the next day who told us to meet her at an adoption event that weekend. She was about an hour late, and we had arrived early to make sure we got the puppy we wanted, so that was irritating. I spent the time talking with the other fosters. These are committed people!
Once the puppies arrived, the fosters who had been there already made sure that that the puppy foster knew we were first. Luckily, everyone else who was there for that litter wanted something different, so we all went home with our favorite pup.
To my delight, this puppy was already paper trained. I have rescued many dogs in my life, but none have been as well socialized and trained at such a young age as this one. When it was time for neutering, I asked for another month based on my research on health needs of this breed. They agreed, and a month later they arranged the neuter around my schedule and at a well-regarded vet fairly close to me.
This was a great adoption experience for me. The fee is a bargain considering the neuter is covered. I highly recommend.