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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Is a volunteer-based non profit organization that saves dogs and cats from death (high kill shelters) and adopts them to loving families.

Target demographics: the issue of over cowding and forced euthansia in animal shelters

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1900 dogs and cats but finding them FURever homes!

Geographic areas served: the US and abroad, though our home base is located in NJ

Programs: the rescue of dogs and cats from high kill shelters by providing transport, boarding, veterinary services and other care.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jenni L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteers and staff work effortlessly together to help provide safety, shelter and love to those animals in need. It is amazing to see so many like minded people all chasing the dream of one day having no stray animals and empty shelters.

Carryl D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat (Smoke) and a dog (Sandy) from them several years ago. They were so helpful and worked really hard to find the 2 that could coexist. Sandy was an older girl and sadly wasn't with us very long, it's never really long enough though, is it. I had such a great experience with them, that I adopted another dog (Hank). I have recommended them to friends and family. 11th Hour is a great place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 years ago we adopted our best friend, Chloe (formally known as Myra-Harvard). She is our first dog, and is the most incredible gift in our lives.

I remember seeing her photo on the EHR website and thinking she looked beautiful. The day my husband and I went down to Rockaway to look at a few dogs my husband said to me, "We're not coming home with a dog today." and I said, "of course not, we're just going to look". Well, from the moment she jumped into my arms, she instantly stole my heart. I didn't even need to say anything; my husband just knew this dog was coming home with us.

We are completely amazed, bemused, and delighted by Chloe's sweet and loving demeanor. Full of energy, she enjoys her long walks and time at the dog park, but is also a total cuddle-bug. With her tail always wagging, she LOVES everyone she meets. She follows us everywhere we go, lays on the floor while we cook, sits at our feet while we eat, and curls up on our laps when we're watching TV.

Thank you Eleventh Hour for granting us the privilege of being Chloe's new family. We feel incredibly blessed to have this beautiful, darling, loving, furry little soul in our home. We are so grateful to everyone who had a part in taking care of her long the way. To the volunteers and workers at EHR who give countless hours, long nights and weekends, and make terrific personal sacrifices in order to ensure these dogs get the love and attention they deserve.....thank you. It is because of you, and because of the positive experience we had adopting Chloe that I made the decision to become a volunteer myself. We are forever grateful to you and to this organization for bringing this wonderful bundle of energetic joy into our lives.


Volunteer

Rating: 2

Eleventh Hour is a great rescue as far as how much they love their animals. Unfortunately that gets in the way of their proper care. They can't afford to treat them properly, they stuff tons of puppies into small crates, and the management just doesn't seem to care anymore. Volunteers are great though. All very friendly and do what they can to make up what the staff doesn't.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer here for almost 3 years. They are truly dedicated to what is best for all animals and have an amazing group of individuals working tirelessly everyday to find the perfect home for each furbaby. Stellar, well organized enrichment programs for the dogs and volunteers! THANK YOU!!!!!

1 Terry Fazinetz R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted from EHR and volunteered, they are such awesome people, they never stop saving animals, there is always so much to do!! rescuing, vetting, fostering, placing in good homes. I cannot believe how much time is put into everything, such big hearts!! I am very proud to say I volunteer for Eleventh Hour rescue. Often if I have a shirt or jacket on with our logo, people ask if I work for EHR, I say no, I volunteer for EHR. It is not like work, it is lifesaving , no matter if you spend lots of time or a little. It all adds up to a great team of people, saving thousands of innocent animals.

1 Heather Goodrich M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Eleventh Hour Rescue works tirelessly to help puppies and dogs in states where overpopulation is a huge problem. I volunteer with a rescue in Texas that saves dogs from High Kill Shelters and helps the community members when they have found a stray dog or have had puppies abandoned near their homes and property. These lucky dogs go on to find wonderful forever homes through Eleventh Hour Rescue in New Jersey! Eleventh Hour Rescue works to not only save animals in their own community, but reaches out to help other states in need. Their main priority is always the best family for each dog. I would recommend adding your next fluffy family member through an adoption from Eleventh Hour Rescue!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted and volunteered with them and I will say that all the volunteers have huge hearts . 11th Hour places over 2500 dogs and cats a year and provides medical care for all of them. It is a huge undertaking and we are proud of the excellant care we give the animals that we have taken in. Please help us to help them

Review from Guidestar

3

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Hello, I adopted a puppy from 11th hour rescue in Rockaway NJ. It was our family pet, I have an 8 year old daughter who was super happy about getting the dog. On Day 5 of having the dog she got sick and stopped eating. She would not drink and was vomiting. I rushed her to the local animal hospital on Monday night. The Animal hospital immediately called 11th hour rescue but nobody answered the phone or called us back. Since Monday night we have called and emailed them at least once a day. Nobody responded until Thursday around 3:00 on Thanksgiving Day. This was after the dog was under care of the Animal Hospital Mon- Thurs. the 11th hour will only pay the dogs medical bills from Friday on. They are refusing to take responsibility for the bills from Mon - Thurs which are 1350. And they refuse to reimburse my adoption fee of 425. They also refuse to respond to emails and phone calls inquiring about payment. I spoke to them yesterday and they stated the reason they won’t pay Mon - Thurs is because I should have gotten in touch with them first, prior to going to a vet. That would mean the dog would have needed to wait 4 days before receiving medical care, which would have resulted in death. I have the call logs and emails to prove that I tried contacting them from the very beginning. They are just ignoring me at this point. It is Christmas and we did something nice by rescuing a dog without a home, but we cannot afford these bills. And my daughter is completely devastated. There is a chance that the dog may not survive. She is still hospitalized and we visit her every day. A lawyer from their organization contacted me finally this morning via email and told me that I would not be compensated and not to contact their organization anymore.

Review from Guidestar

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

All I can say is WOW! This rescue goes above and beyond...They are volunteer based but function like a well orchaestrated organization. I've had nothing but an amazing experience with them. The facility, the volunteers, everything about this rescue resembles nothing but love and dedication to all the thousands of animals they save. Thank you Eleventh Hour Rescue for giving our family 2 amazing dogs. Eleventh Hour had taken my little female dog out of a kill shelter.. she had a broken leg and some internal stuff going on.

I adopted my girl in 2008 and have never been happier... AND, 11th hour had paid all the vet bills for her prior. I gave them a donation with my adoption fee. Without this rescue my little girl would have suffered and been put down in a kill shelter. couldn't imagine our lives without our pets. Thank you Eleventh Hour Rescue for not giving up on them... ever.

3 Tiffany44

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog from 11th hours animal rescue in 2012 and they were very helpful and honest. I felt they did a great job matching us up with the right dog for our lifestyle. Some shelters we visited did not ask us any questions about our home or lifestyle and tried to to push us into adopting every dog we visited with. The staff at 11th hour were not pushy and it seemed they had the dogs best interest in mind. The dog they suggested for us is fantastic and fit right in with our way of life. Great people.

Review from Guidestar

6 Kathy104

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our first dog through Eleventh Hour in March 2012. The staff at the Mt. Olive PetSmart was friendly, helpful and patiently answered all of our questions. Pistol had been fostered, so the foster mom was there to give us insight into his habits, disposition, etc. We had a wonderful experience and when it came time to adopt our second this past March, we ended up right back at EHR. Our application hadn't been reviewed yet and it was late in the evening, yet they took the time to call the references right then and there so we could take Allie home with us that night. To give an example of going "above and beyond", we learned that Allie's brother Max was being brought up from TN the following month. He was heartworm positive and couldn't make the trip with Allie. Even though we couldn't handle getting another dog, they were more than happy to give us a meeting room so Allie and Max could have a reunion. We were told to drop by any time to visit. Seeing the caring way they treat all of the animals gives me some comfort that the animals are well taken care of until they get adopted.

6 Christine71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Eleventh Hour Rescue literally saved my life. I was having a very tough time and finally decided to reach out and do something good for a cause I care about. I have only been volunteering for 5 months, but I already feel like a part of the EHR family. I have gotten to do so many great things, met amazing people, and helped save the lives of deserving dogs and cats. This organization seeks to save all dogs regardless of age/breed. The people work so hard and are always willing give more.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of caring individuals really is working to make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats (along with the occassional rooster)!