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Back Roads Animal Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Back Roads Animal Rescue, Inc is a not-for-profit animal rescue founded in 2015. We exist solely on donations and rely primarily on fundraising to help animals in need. Our mission is to raise awareness of the plight of homeless animals in this country (starting with Carter and surrounding counties), both in shelters and those dumped on our streets and back roads, and to contribute to a positive change. It is our belief that no injured or abused animal should lose its life simply due to lack of funds. We do not have our own shelter, and we rely on volunteers, fosters and adopters to take the animals into their homes and provide them with proper care and nurturing. All animals in our care will be vaccinated, heartworm tested, micro-chipped and altered. All potential foster or adoptive homes will be fully screened, including input via personal, professional and veterinary references. An interview with the applicant and a home visit (whenever possible) will be conducted to ensure the home is the right fit for the animal in every aspect. Our outreach and education efforts take place online via Facebook, web site and other social media as well as positive community presence and involvement via community events, school assemblies and any place people may lawfully gather to exchange information and learn. Our message is one of teaching general animal care and welfare, population control with emphasis of the importance of spay and neuter protocol, and disease control in the animal population via proper vaccinations, deworming and other prophylactic preventative care.

Target demographics: stray, injured and abandoned animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400 animals

Geographic areas served: Rural NE Kentucky

Programs: rescue, spay/neuter, education

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have tried to contact this rescue in regards to many animal related problems and they are no help. I believe all they want is money!



Volunteer

Rating: 5

Back Roads Animal Rescue works very hard to help, rescue, and care for the neglected and abandoned animals of Carter County, KY. With no government-funded shelter here, Back Roads does such a crucial work for the community's animals!

The animals that go through them get great care, including all the vetting necessary and fostering when available. While their decision to send most of their animals on to places outside of Kentucky does not sit well with some people, it is objectively the better thing to do for the animals themselves.

Angel fights tirelessly for these animals—often with little thanks and even less rest—and works hard to make sure that Back Roads is as legitimate as possible. And they are! You can be sure that every cent donated to this nonprofit goes back to the rescue efforts!!

Casey L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The team works so hard and deserves all the help they can get. They are the only hope the local stray and abandoned animals have to a better life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Backroads does important work in Carter County – especially as this county has no publicly funded animal shelter. From my observation, they take excellent care of the animals they take in and move rescued animals on to reputable organizations in areas with greater demand for pet adoption. When my wife and I fostered a special needs dog, they did a good job of supporting us and were very willing to give us a break when things became stressful.

Carter County is a better and more compassionate place because of the efforts of Backroads.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be associated with the people of this rescue. They work hard to help animals in a state where animal rights are non-existent. They step up when no one doesn't. Thank you for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about the outstanding, endless work that Back Roads Animal Rescue does to save the overwhelmingly neglected and stray animal population in our community. If it weren’t for the selfless hearts of this network of loving volunteers, this sweet girl wouldn’t have survived. Every time I look into her precious eyes, I’m reminded that there are wonderful people working tirelessly to save more just like her. I’m so thankful for these people and this wonderful organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All the people associated with Back Roads work tirelessly to fund raise, care for the animals they rescue, sponsor spay/neuter clinics, and educate the public. their services are so badly needed in out area where no government agency provides any animal catre whatsoever.

Cathy73

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I honestly can say that I have never talked to a more caring group of people. They truly believe in what they are doing to save animals that can not help themselves. Tireless hours of work with feedings, rescues, vet checks and following leads. Back Roads Animal Rescue is awesome.

Angel P.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

In a county with few resources for animals this organization does amazing work. All animals receive necessary vet work before either being adopted or transferred to trusted rescue partners. The group never takes puppies without the mom, or at least spaying the mom. They are active within the community, including TNR whenever they have the funds, and school educational events. All animals are given a fighting chance as the Rescue works very closely under the asvisement of their veterinarians.

Puppies like these are given the best potential lives when this organization takes them in, vaccinated them, deworms them, provides flea/tick treatment, and matches them to suitable homes or rescues.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Back roads animal helped me find our forever cat. I live in fl. They had a cat surrender named Bella. Her owners were in ky and moving to florida. Back roads hooked us up and i picked bella up in florida. She was driven all the way from ky. We love Bellla . Thanks Back roads animals, grayson ky.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! They do so much in the community and are so helpful. I was in desperate need of financial help to help save a kitten and they agreed to help no questions asked! They are amazing people doing amazing things. Backroads unfortunately faces so many challenges and could really use the help in for of monetary and supply donations!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue meets needs that are necessary in my hometown. I have never been turned away when help was needed for stray unwanted animals that otherwise would've

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are great. They go far and above to help animals and people. I fostered 2 puppies for them.