Mission: Rescue every dog is a shelter support organization whose mission is to find permanent homes for animals on rural shelter euthanasia lists.
Programs: 167 new animals in need were admitted to the foster program in 2016 vs 123 animals in 2015. This included cats, dogs and other animals including rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, horses and guinea pigs. This does not include carry over companion animals from 2015 and before that were already in r. E. D. 's care for adoption or sanctuary. We had nearly the same number of returned adopted animals from 5 in 2015 to 6 in 2016. We were pleased with this as it reflects our diligent adoption placement practices. All animals returned in 2016 were cats (3), dogs (1) and rabbits (2). Animal intake and assistance numbers were higher by management choice in 2016 to numbers in 2015. While still providing quality care, we assisted and took in higher numbers than our previous years intake, as we had major medical cases and were still involved in adding newly designed spaces for companions animals in our care. Adoptions and adoption applications per animal were sufficent but the also in the trend of staying in r. E. D. Care longer due to the continuing tough economic conditions and the type of animals and special needs animals we support and save. R. E. D. Is known for supporting medical cases and needs that shelters and owners cannot provide for companion animals. R. E. D continued it's dedication o more medical and emotional needs animals as well as more senior animals. There are many common expenses incurred in fostering animals at r. E. D. Which include pet food, collars, leashes, bedding, litter and bedding, pet treats, and travel expenses for vet appointments, potential adopter interviews, and for petco adoption days. Animals needing expensive medical care require all the common animal expenses plus more staff and volunteer time as well as incurring much higher veterinary costs per animal. Vet costs continue to rise and for r. E. D. This is a challenge since we serve as a support organization for rural shelters who have animals needing more extensive vet care than the shelters can provide. Staff and volunteers continue to spend time on the phone and internet posting animals for adoption, interviewing potential adopters, coordinating vet care, and working with local shelters on admission of animals into the r. E. D program. We also provide a friendly voice for pet owners needing guidance and emotional support. R. E. D. Is one of the few local groups that answer the phone and can often assist pet owners with issues that will keep an animal in a home instead of becoming another shelter admission or worse . R. E. D. Increased its food support for pets, including rabbits, dogs and cats, for low income families in mason county, kitsap county and other local areas. R. E. D. Also assisted in. The safe placement or transfers of other critical needs animals to other safe rescues or adoptions from another rescue organization via promotional efforts on the internet and phone.
additionally, r. E. D. Suffered on december 11th, 2014 a catastroph ic tree destroyed much of our main location. . Our year of 2015 was a year of recovery and growth for an even better support sytem for our r. E. D. Companion animals. This effort continues into the oncoming year of 2016. Even in the face of this overwhelming disaster we headed towards recovery and maintained our program. We are excited about the future with our new foster care program design.
almost all animals pasting through the foster program incurred some level of veterinary costs ranging from routine shots, felv/fiv testing for cats and spay or neuter and micro chipping prior to adoption. However other animals require major medical procedures ranging from fractures, amputations, eye surgery and ongoing care of skin infections. For some of these major medical expenses we do some appeals online to our volunteers for fundraising for these specific animals through the ona star fund and sponsors for some of these animals. This also includes low income spay and neutering and assistance with medical expenses for low income persons.