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Animal Support Project Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Crisis intervention and proactive care for owned pets in crisis.

Results: Since officially founded in 2008, The Animal Support Project (TASP) has kept thousands of companion animals safe, healthy and loved in their own homes instead of relinquished to shelters or euthanasia. TASP problem solves "outside the box," bridging gaps in finance, training, logistics and education to deliver enduring solutions to conditions that endanger pets in their homes. Our all-volunteer, all-species servcie organization is building a more humane, more animal-savvy community, one pet at a time.

Target demographics: proactively keep pets out of shelters

Direct beneficiaries per year: 345 pets

Geographic areas served: the Capital District of NY

Programs: veterinary services, food, preventives, training, transportation, grooming, fostering and rehoming if necessary for owned companion animals in crisis.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a poodle who is at least 10 years old. she was rescued from the pound where she was scheduled to be put down because of her issues and the fact that no one seemed to be interested in her. You see she is blind in one eye and dont see all that much out of the other.She also has a spinal injury which had rendered her incontinent.One of the volunteers from THE ANIMAL SUPPORT PROJECT. Saw this little sad poodle who no matter what her issues and how she felt still comes up to every person, stranger or not shyly wagging her tail as if to say are you the one? Can you help me? Well this time it worked, not only did they rescue her but they found the perfect foster home for her.They are giving her laser treatments for her spine and shes on meds for her incontinence.She hardly has a issue now.You see i am the foster mom of the remarkable little soul who is so grateful for the love and care she is getting.she has gained weight and is out of her depression..Just want to say THANK YOU! To ANIMAL SUPPORT PROJECT and the volunteer that decided not to walk away from this precious little girl who had such a bad life already. I love her.....

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TASP is an amazing organization! I have volunteered at several of their adoption clinics and am always impressed with their dedication to each and every animal. Beyond that, TASP staff demonstrate again and again their willingness to assist owners in times of strife. They will help with vet care, procuring food or medical supplies for those in need, they post lost animal announcements on their web site, etc.
In their effort to match each animal with the appropriate home, TASP staff always take the time it takes! They recently had 2 Jack Russells who, for various reasons, were difficult to adopt out. However, TASP founder Melissa fostered these animals for several years, at her own personal expense, until the right homes were found! This is the hallmark of TASP - they are willing to help surrendered and abandoned animals, at their own personal expense, AND they will help owners in need; owners who may need a helping hand to keep their pets at home with them.
TASP is an amazing group and I'm proud to be able to help them when I can!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Animal Support Project not only rescued our beloved Gracie but entrusted her to us in the most loving and compassionate way...dealing with this organization has renewed our faith in the generosity of spirit of humankind. We could not have asked for a more positive experience or more dedicated volunteers. We are so grateful to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Georgia 2 years ago from ASP Inc. and were very impressed with the love she was given while in their care, the amount of time the representative spent with us and the follow up contact. I often recommend this group to anyone who will listen! Their obvious concern for safe, healthy and happy homes are evident.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from TASP about two months ago and I cant say enough GOOD about the entire experience. After the application and home visit approval, our girl Sasha was delivered to our home. She was everything we had hoped for and more....Unfortunately, she had some special veterinary needs of which I was made fully aware of before the adoption. I was SO taken by surprise when the project offered to TOTALLY take care of the cost of getting her healthy again. They even drove us to Tufts vet clinic.....3 hours away......and paid for the visit. I cant thank them enough for their help. They truly care about whats best for the animals and bend over backwards to make successful placements each and every time.

With the help of their continuous fundraising efforts....

....their adoption fee??? ZERO, ZILCH, NADA....... The bottom line????....its all about helping people help animals. Three thumbs up for The Animal Support Project!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A member of the Animal Support Project was kind enough to help me with my new puppy even though I did not adopt one of their pets. She provided me with a crate (on loan) and connected me with plenty of information about raising a puppy. It was very kind and greatly appreciated. The Animal Support Project is truly dedicated to helping anyone and their pet in their time of need. Thank you!!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I would like to correct my previous review. After contacting my Vet, I found that she didn't give me a bad review and this project didn't ask me questions before assuming we were unfit. So I will stay with my wonderful vet and will now deal with other pet rescues.

Review from Guidestar