Brought us together with our beautiful, funny girl Maggie
Helping Paws Pet Rescue stepped in and helped me pull my 8 month old Pitbull (Rhyna) out of the local shelter after she was attacked by a stray dog while tied up in my yard. She accidently bit me while I was trying to pull the other dog off of her. I had to go to ER because the bite was really seriouS. I only had her one month and had scheduled a visit to the vet the next week to get vaccinated so when she bit me I had to quarantine her because she did not yet have her rabies shot. After the quarentine period she was scheduled to be euthanized. While I am super grateful they stepped in I'm really upset with them. We had talked about possibly letting me adopt her back when I found a place outside of the city of Wausau. I have left countless messages and emails and they WILL NOT CONTACT ME BACK. It's has since been a year and I just want to know how she is doing....I miss her so much and im super pissed no one will talk to me or give me an update. SO FRUSTRATING!!
Mahlon B. 06/10/2016
Privacy laws prohibit us from sharing the names of the folks who adopted this beautiful dog. And there is much, much more to this tale that we cannot share. We would be grateful if you would come in to the office and resolve the outstanding paperwork, so we can give you an update that is within the terms of the surrender agreement. thank you
I was staff for Doctor Gerber when she started the Helping Paws Pet Rescue years ago. We saw a huge need in this area for additional resources to combat the unwanted animals of this area, great or small. I was and still am very proud of Helping Paws, and worked hard to help it succeed. Now I am the very proud owner of an amazing little cat that would otherwise not have had the chance at life without Helping Paws and I'm also the owner of a retired race horse that was helped by Helping Paws. Two amazing animals that touched my soul, one amazing organization that I guarantee will touch your heart. They are simply the best.
For those who are not yet familiar with Helping PAWS, here is a short version of its' mission statement.
Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. was founded for the sole purpose of helping to stop the suffering of companion animals caused by homelessness, overpopulation, and mistreatment. The goal of the organization is that no adoptable companion animal ever be euthanized for lack of medical care and a good home. This goal is not limited to dogs and cats, but extends equally to horses, rabbits, birds and other domestic species. Homeless and unwanted animals are offered not just a “humane” alternative, but are provided in each case the best possible process that would result in each individual pet finding its forever-home. This organization's mission is unique in that it includes not only young, healthy homeless pets, but also owner surrenders and individuals with medical needs that would cause them to be rejected by or euthanized by other organizations.
As a veterinarian who has, for 26 years, refused to perform "euthanasias of convenience", this mission is near and dear to my heart. I will happily continue to provide services and to volunteer for this organization for years to come!
Although I live 4 hours away, I am an active member of the Board for the Helping PAWS Pet Rescue. Every animal, big or small, is important to us, and we are grateful for the support of our community, friends and family. And, we are in debt to the many veterinarians who selflessly contribute time and supplies to our cause. Thank you!
What an AWESOME rescue! They do sooo much for each animal! The cat I adopted from them was already feline leukemia tested, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, treated for worms, and neutered! On top of all that the staff was extremely knowledgable in helping me pick out a nutritious food for him and he came home with a hand knitted blanket and a toy one of their fantastic volunteers makes for the shelter cats.