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Stray Animal Adoption Program Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: SAAP has been doing rescue for 8 years. We have been INC. and Non-profit since Jan 1999. We do not have a shelter, SAAP does this out of our home, foster homes and PetSmarts Love-A-Pet program. Our mission is to help stray, neglected and abused pets. We are starting an early spay/neuter program and actively work in Trap/Alter/Release of feral cats.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer with the NKY Stray Animal Adoption Program.
My orientation was great.
I feel I am prepared to help nurture and find forever homes for these abandon and or abused animals.
Currently, fostering a fosters family's puppy while they travel.
The support and camaraderie are wonderful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Several yrs ago I volunteered to help at an adoption event for this rescue at the Colerain Petsmart. I drove to Ky to help load animals and was aghast at the conditions they were kept in. Dirty outside pens, filthy. Maybe they didn't have as much money then, but is was awful. It took 2+ hrs to load the dogs and get them to Colerain. The dogs were not allowed to have water before we left. It was at least 80 degrees that day and several dogs were left in crates outside the store in the heat. I was not allowed to give them water because they would pee in the vans on the way home. This was torture for those animals. They were outside in the heat for 3 hrs. (I snuck and gave them water anyhow when I was out there alone with them) Those dogs would have gone for more than 6 hrs in the heat without water and no one cared. That's the one and only time I worked for her. I am an animal rehabber and have had animals all my life. But she did not deem me good enough to adopt one of the dogs I felt so sorry for. She should NOT be in this business. I am not saying not to adopt from her, because I feel sorry for the dogs. They desperately need to get away from that place.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is truly amazing seeing all that this organization does, pulling these animals from horrible situation some just hours from euthanasia providing a volunteer led freedom ride to SAAP placing them in a foster home with a family who volunteered to take them in make them well love them teach them then the foster families volunteer their time as well to take them to adoption events so they can find a forever family, volunteers at those events show them off take applications and take that first family photo. I am a Foster, Volunteer, and a SAAP adopter. I love this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The saap program is an amazing organization that saves great animals and fosters them until they can be placed in permanent homes and become part of a family. We adopted our first dog from them he is a great addition to our family and the volunteers are very helpful and caring.
Thank you saap

Rachel195

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered animals through this organization and have seen first hand the time, love and commitment they put into every animal they bring in. They have a very organized system in place as well for every aspect of the process! You couldn't ask for a more trustworthy, reputable organization than SAAP!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from them about a year ago. She had already left the even for the day but they called the foster back so I could see her again and waited for my kids to get there to meet her. Everyone was so nice and helpful and I just couldn't be happier with the help and info I got from SAAP.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAAP is beyond amazing. I entered the program with a dog I was fostering from a local shelter. They provided excellent care and advice to me and my mama dog. I have helped foster around 25+ dogs and now volunteer weekly. I see SAAP make miracles happen daily with the effort of some amazing individuals.
This group and the people in it are fantastic.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SAAP is an amazing organization! I have included a photo of my SAAP dog, Coney, on the day of his adoption in fall 2014. I visited many rescue groups and found I was most comfortable with SAAP. The volunteers were so caring, and took plenty of time to answer my questions about the dogs, as well as how to keep both my SAAP dog and my dog at home comfortable with the transition. I had recently lost our family dog to old age and the SAAP volunteers who helped with my adoption were a kind ear to listen as I was still in the healing process. I also loved that all the dogs were kept in foster homes instead of a physical shelter.

After loving my SAAP dog for a year, I wanted to do more than support the organization monetarily so I joined the team in fall 2015 as a volunteer, wanting to join the people who were so caring and helpful to me throughout and after my adoption. I can now say from a volunteer perspective that SAAP is still that organization who made me comfortable in the very beginning, full of people who purely and simply love animals and want the best for each and every one that comes in our path.

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Rhonda45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been fostering and volunteering with SAAP for over 2 years. We are dedicated to saving shelter animals and SAAP gives us all the support we need.
Being an all volunteer non profit rescue, everyone pulls their weight and comes together like a family when there's a need.
We also have adopted our 2 cats from SAAP and they are fantastic fur babies

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Danielle106

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAAP is an amazing organization that has nothing but the well-being of dogs and cats in mind. A pet in the shelter is never turned away from the program because they are too old, too young, sick, injured, frightened, pregnant, or what have you. SAAP prides itself in making good matches between pets and adopters to maintain a return rare well below the national average. SAAP does not, however, turn their back on adopters and pets once a match is made. If for any reason at ANY time an adopter can no longer care for their SAAP pet, the pet is welcomed back into the program without hesitation. All pets are placed in homes on a best match basis. All pets are spayed or neutered, up to date on heartworm preventative and age appropriate vaccinations, and micrchipped before they are made available for adoption. The pets are also in foster homes, which allows their foster parents to learn their personalities and what types of situations help them thrive. I am proud to be a small part of an organization that makes such a big impact.

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Michelle402

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and adopter my life has been completely changed my the animals as well as people involved in the organization. There is no animal too sick, too old or too lost for the men and women of SAAP to immediately jump into action. The countless hours spent to getting the structure they have is as amazing as the number of animals saved. And regardless of when you adopted, you and your pets will always have the support and help you need.

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Sharon208

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this rescue!!!! They not only provided information on the dogs they have available, but they helped me determine which breed would be best for my family. They also provide support after you adopt that is amazing. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email or post on their facebook page and you get a response almost immediately. Most of the time you get multiple responses from a very knowledgeable group of people. Saap is the best I have seen so far.

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Sharon207

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Both my dogs died within 3 months of each other it was devastating. Took me 2 years to even think about another pet. Happened onto SAAP site. Within a week found my forever fur baby. I loved SAAP updates and emails to be. I became so attached to their site I started to volunteer, foster and do transports. These people are really out for these pets and try to find them the best home possible for them. I know they really care for their every pet they adopt out

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Caroline46

Board Member

Rating: 5

I adopted my rescue, bomber through Saap! She would surely Have been euthanized at a shelter but Saap took the time and the the funds to SAVE HER LIFE.
Thank you Saap!

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Kim_250

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LOVE SAAP!! I adopted my puppy from them in May, 2015 and started fostering in September, 2015. This rescue goes above and beyond to help all the animals- the care and love the animals receive is amazing. I couldn't be more proud to be apart of SAAP!

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1 Julie286

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You cannot put into words how wonderful this group is. Without SAAP dogs like Truffles (cancer) would never have a chance at a good life.

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Natalie83

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAAP is a wonderful organization that pulls dogs that would never have a chance at a shelter and gives them an opportunity to love a happy life. All their animals are in loving foster homes which makes it easy to find a good fit for your family as they can tell you all about their personalities! All animals are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and up to date on everything! The adoption fee is way less than you would have to pay at the vet for all that care. Love my SAAP dog!

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Tammy142

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAAP is an amazing organization I am a foster for them and what they do for these animals pulling them from shelters where they are sometimes only hours from euthanasia an placing them in foster homes to ready them for a family and finding them forever homes where they can be loved and warm fed and cared for its an amazing thing! Go SAAP!!!

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Lisa604

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from SAAP, 1 mutt and 1 is a pure bred Rottie. Both dogs were in excellent health, happy, healthy, friendly. The Rottweiler even received double eye surgery for flipped eyelids before I adopted him paid for by SAAP. I will adopt from them in the future, I am very happy with my babies

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Anna127

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love SAAP!! Our family was looking to adopt our first family pet and wanted to adopt. We had searched quite a few places and happened to come across SAAP. Not only did we feel that taking to other adopters on their Facebook page but also the fosters we knew this is where we were going to find our perfect addition! Needless to say, they are an amazing group of people and we have adopted 4 pups now and recently started fostering because we love the passion from everyone about saving these animals! They truly go above and beyond to make sure that these animals get the care they need and find their "furever" loving home. Being a part of something so awesome has been life changing for the good and we couldn't imagine not being involved now. My children love it just add much and have learned many valuable lessons not only from adopting but from fostering also! If you have ever wanted to make a difference in the world for the better this is a great way to do so. Our pups are family and I know that each and every other person who is involved feels the same! We cannot thank SAAP and those involved enough for what they do and allowing us to be a part of their family!

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