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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

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Patty Hedrick R.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a rescue that truly cares about the dogs and cats it rescues! They have made such a difference in the lives of so many people and pets!

choo-choo

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2015 I saw a picture of the derpiest dog I think I had ever seen. He was wearing a tie and his tongue was out in this goofy, silly manner. On his post, the organisation said he needed a foster. I had fostered for a few years at that point but not with Angels. Something about him...I just had to apply to foster, even if ultimately I wouldn't be matched with him.

I think the day I applied I was contacted by the foster team and they scheduled my home check. I will never forget any of those women; the woman who approved my foster application, the woman who did my home check and then the woman who contacted me to set up my pick up of my new foster. (Which turned out to be the dog I applied to foster! He absolutely was the goofiest dog to ever live and love.)

The volunteers were kind, knowledgeable, empathetic, compassionate, humorous and personable. Everyone I have met in this rescue was and still is a tremendous part of a dedicated network of men and women committed to rescuing animals. But not only are they committed to rescue, they are committed to each other and the çommunities in which we all live. They stop at nothing to help those who need it. Whenever any of us need help, advice, support, someone to chat with or vent to, there is always someone there, it is true empathy and understanding.

I have fostered a lot of dogs through Angels. I remember every one of them. It is a meaningful and rewarding experience I wouldn't trade for anything. Let there be no doubt though, Angels is more than just a rescue for companion animals. They are a community for each other, for others, for the animals of course, and for the dream of a brighter future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue rescued my German Shepherd from animal control 7 years ago when he was about 8 weeks old. After my experience with this wonderful organization, I decided to volunteer for them. I have never been involved with a more responsible, well-organized and loving group as Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

amazing group of dedicated people who give their time and money to helping animals. Very well organized. Their process is a little slower than walking in and walking out with an animal, but that is because they care about making sure the animal ends up in a good home. I've adopted three times from Angels and they are amazing! The animals stay in foster homes where they are cared for and loved until they are ready to be adopted. The fosters are caring and selfless advocates for the animals. I think Angels is the best organized and most dedicated group going!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering remotely for AAU for over a year now, writing posts and doing graphics, and I've had a great time. Everyone I've worked with is incredibly kind and dedicated to saving lives (dogs and cats). There are numerous ways to volunteer and if you find you need a break or want to try something new, they're more than supportive. Since I've joined, they've done a lot to get more organized and have better-defined processes to help volunteers. It's not perfect, but what growing organization is? They do a good job creating a community of support and try to keep the drama away to make everyone feel safe. They also have several volunteer appreciation events a year. So even if you can't foster and don't live near Atlanta, but you want to make a difference, consider volunteering for AAU :)

Ariana R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Angels Among Us. They’re a wonderful group that’s saved over 14,000 animals from high-kill shelters. I’m so glad to be a remote volunteer for them and make a difference in the lives of the animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Among Us is a great non profit rescue! Please join in and let’s save more!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a volunteer with Angels Among Pet Rescue since the beginning! They are a wonderful organization that has saved thousands of lives, and will continue to save thousands more! It is because of them, I fell in love with my fur-baby, Jake, and made him part of my family! I will always be forever grateful to Angels Among Us!

Jan B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I didn’t plan to adopt again. But after looking online, I found an adorable pup. And she just happened to be a rescue with Angels Among Us Rescue. I was amazed at what this tiny girl had gone through. Lucky for me and my Loosey, Angels didn’t hesitate to rescue Loosey even though her injuries required extensive orthopedic surgery. She is now alive, happy and very spoiled! And for the past 6+ years, I have been volunteering with Angels helping save other pups like Loosey. “Save One Until There Are None.” Thank you Angels Among Us!

Adavier D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family adopted sweet Gracie from AAU and have been richly blessed. We had been volunteers with AAU for a while helping with transports and temp fostering for precious fur babies, when we got the opportunity to temp foster Gracie, her mom and 2 siblings. We fell in love with Gracie and decided she had found her forever home. Her mom and siblings also found loving homes and we even got to have family reunions to catch up with everyone and stay connected. Both volunteering and adopting thru AAU has been so rewarding.

Pamela Geoffrion R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our family has adopted 3 amazing fur babies from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. We are so grateful that 2 amazing women started this organization because without them, we wouldn't have our babies. And the real truth, they may not even be alive today without Angels. Thank you to all the volunteers that make this organization such a success.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Angels since the beginning. I have watched them rescue over 16,000 dogs and cats. Not the easy ones either. The ones that are sick and old and parvo puppies. Dogs hit by a car. Cats that are blind. I love this rescue!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It started when my daughter and her fellow Girl Scout troop peers decided to do a project to help homeless pets. They needed a contact in the industry and reached out to Angels Among Us (AAU) for a mentor. Our volunteer AAU mentor turned us on to the plight of the thousands shelter pets who face euthanasia every day. We did our research, verified the anecdotes she shared, and decided to try to help not only as a troop but as a family. We began fostering dogs with AAU and 2 years and 8 or more fosters later, we are fully and happily invested in this awesome organization! AAU has saved over 16,000 pets thanks to HUNDREDS of volunteers, from fosters to transportation team, intake and approvals team, adoption application processors, vet case team, behavioral and training team, adoption event coordinators, fundraising teams...the list is endless and diverse but they all share a common love for and devotion to rescued pets! I am so proud to be counted among some of the most devoted, creative, committed, selfless and determined souls I have ever met. We push up our sleeves and get dirty all for the payment of a wagging tail, lick on the face, and the satisfaction of finding loving forever homes for equally loving and deserving dogs and cats! As a volunteer, I feel highly supported in executing AAU’s mission, troubleshooting challenges, and in staying respectful of my personal circumstances as they relate to successfully fostering. And not surprisingly we adopted one of our fosters, Ralphie, who keeps us laughing with his goofy antics every day! Volunteer and/adopt with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue! You won’t regret it:)

Elisabeth S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dogs from Angels Among Us. They are great dogs and we love them dearly. They would not be alive without this rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group! I have been an active supporter & volunteer for over 8 years!

barbaraparris

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love angels among us pet rescue. We adopted our Toby there a year ago and he has been such a blessing to us at our house. The lady that was fostering him was great.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Fino in July and he has been a blessing for us. We renamed him Toby we just wanted to thank y’all.

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.

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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.