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All Species Kinship

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To use direct-outreach methods: to identify and reach animals of ALL species in need to prevent companion animal neglect and suffering by offering free pet supplies and services to assess, humanely capture and mobilize wildlife that are injured/orphaned and transport them to highly-qualified licensed rehabilitators &/or wildlife vets that have a specality in the given species rescued; this includes transfers to accredited facilities out of state to educate pet guardians and the general public about companion animal issues and wildlife concerns to advocate for the enforcement of local animal ordinances to implore a change in human values and behaviors as they relate to the treatment of companion animals; this is the underlying foundation of our direct-outreach programs

Results: Transforming human values and behaviors one family at a time; when A.S.K. first started people did not know what "straw" was. Now, nearly every dog we find outside has straw and the requests for straw pour into our hotline! At minimum 600 24/7 outside dogs are reached annually. At minimum 500 wildlife calls are assessed and responded to.

Geographic areas served: Southern Michigan

Programs: Creature Comfort Program Fix-it Blitz Service Wildlife Assessment and Mobilization Service Duck and Goose Refuge; Animal Sanctuary

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASK and Sophia have been amazing to work with for several years! They have been fast to respond to the needs of several required rescue cases! Most recently over the past couple of years I have been finding injured birds that have hit the glass windows in my place of employment. These birds need immediate help and calling Sophia has saved these birds. Their organization has been able to medically treat them and re-release them. It is always so heartbreaking to watch an injured animal or wildlife die because no one was there to help. That is not the case with ASK! I get responses from them quickly and they immediately assess the injury and make a decision on how best to treat the injured creature. If you donate to this organization, please know your donation dollars go directly to outreach to improve the quality of life to so many animals both inside and outside our community. Thank you ASK for all you do and have done!! We are all very fortunate to know this service is available.

Wes T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing. I have two former "street dogs" thanks to this wonderful organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group! I got my dog through them and they do wonderful things.

1 Pina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

No doubt the best animal rescue in Michigan. Always respond promptly phone calls and emails. All kind of animals are given the same treatment without discrimination.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome group! There are very dedicated individuals involved who go to great lengths when they respond to urban and rural situations. They have proven to be dynamic when dealing with not only domestic cases, but also with cases involving wildlife.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Honest, helpful and caring people. I asked for help and every time get the fast response and help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is amazing as they are out in all kinds of weather in the worst parts of town. This does not faze them a bit in their work as it is where they are needed. Providing food,water,and toys to chained dogs and educating people to see the reasons why their dogs should live inside. Taking on injured wildlife knowing what is needed to be done and do it. They are amazing people and many animals have survived and were given a better life due to their work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have called A.S.K. in the past when I found an injured gosling. They were amazingly helpful and super prompt in getting back to me, especially since it was on a Saturday. Someone came out to pick up the goose as soon as they could and kept me updated about his health. I love this organization and all that they do for so many different animals!

1 Sammy-Rae S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've called this group a couple times now and they are always as prompt as they can be. They are a great organization!

1 Andrea K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A.S.K is the definition of a top-notch organization. They are all about the animals and will do anything they can to help. They have helped me personally more times than I can count on two hands! The world is a better place because of A.S.K!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came across All Species Kinship about a month ago.  I had found 2 domestic ducks at a local park, one of which had a broken bill that I was afraid wouldn't be able to survive the winter without assistance.  I called numerous people/organizations in my area for help without any luck.  I called All Species Kinship and left a message- not really expecting to be called back after the luck I had up to that point.  I was wrong!  They not only called me back that same day, they said they would take both ducks, no questions asked!  They even met me half-way (I live about 2 hours away from the sanctuary) to pick up the ducks and take them to the sanctuary.  They took both ducks to an avian vet the very next day and have provided updates as well as pictures of the two ducks for me.  This is just one of MANY great stories of A.S.K.  All Species Kinship has changed and continues to change the lives of SO many animals thanks to your donations and the wonderful A.S.K volunteers. 100% of your donations go directly to the animals.  The All Species Kinship volunteers do all of the work they do out of the goodness of their hearts because of their love for animals.  We need more organizations like All Species Kinship.  They truly are angels and do amazing work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that has helped many people as well as animals that I know!

2 Mandi4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whenever we find a stray dog or injured animal ASK always knows what to do and say. I have never been dissatisfied with their service, they are doing such wonderful things.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is exceptional in every way. They leave nothing to chance when it comes to the animals they serve. They not only educate, but offer services and supplies for free to ensure the comfort and safety of animals, and then they follow up with them at a later date.

Without A.S.K. and their dedicated team of rescuers, we wouldn't have our sweet girl dog. Their tireless work saved her from a lonely and painful life, and our family is extremely grateful. I cannot say enough positive things about A.S.K. and the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with ASK on 2 separate occasions in regards to wild animals. Their response was very fast and extremely helpful. However, I was most impressed with how knowledgeable they are. I am also in awe of their online/facebook presence. They go above and beyond to educate the public and what and what NOT to do when wild animals cross their path. I can say I have personally learned a lot about wildlife that I never knew just from following their facebook page. A lot of that I have been able to share and educate others.

A great organization with a lot of dedication!!! And not just dedicated to wildlife but also reach out to the unfortunate and unwanted animals that they run across in their journeys. Truly a voice for the voiceless!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a dog living down the street that was never taken care of. My husband would leave food out and she knew where to come to get fed. When they started chaining her out we would go down and feed her and make sure she had water everyday. She was very scared and didn't know how to react to someone being nice to her. We heard about ASK and called them. They brought her straw for the dog house and left her treats. When we were finally able to talk the owners into giving her up ASK took her and she is now living a life like she deserves. They still have her and and she has a friend to keep her company. If any organization deserves to be noticed and funded it is this one. They are excellent and have helped many many animals out. We are very grateful to them for what they did for our neighbors dog. Please if you can help them out don't hesitate. Your money will go far to help them help our furry friends

1 Michelle187

Client Served

Rating: 5

These guys do great work .... found an injured turtle that had been hit by a car and they took care of it ...
But it is their work within the community trying to make it a better place with food and caring of animals abandoned and left after the oil spill. They educate and train pet owners, help with vaccinations, neutering and spaying of animals ... Awesome work .... now if we could just clone them for every community...

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pond at my place of work often has unwanted domestic ducks dropped off by people who no longer wish to care for them. Unfortunately being flightless means they can't survive in the wild. I had run out of options for these 2 domestic ducks - one with a hurt wing and one with a fishing line wrapped around it's leg - but A.S.K. was there to offer assistance when I wasn't able to find anyone else who would. It's obvious that they are dedicated to their mission and stay true to what they do. And despite being busy with many other rescues they were willing to go out of their way to help. Wonderful people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A.S.K. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating direct-outreach services throughout Southern Michigan, with an emphasis on urban neighborhoods of Battle Creek. Unlike other local animal welfare groups, one hundred percent of all contributions directly benefit local animals in need. Donations are never spent on office supplies or salaries. I have used the services of this exemplary group on several occasions, mostly as it relates to wildlife rescue. On each occasion they acted promptly, professionally and humanely. No animal, wild or domestic, is unimportant to these people. If, for some reason, they are unable to assist, they provide alternate resources for the public to contact. I prefer to keep my donation dollars local, and All Species Kinship is the Number One animal welfare organization that receives my dollars and praise.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A.S.K. responded quickly to a call I made regarding what I thought was an injured fawn. The fawn was found by my dog in the backyard, near a fence, during the evening. My call was returned very quickly despite it being a weekend and at night. The person who responded identified themselves as a biologist and they were very throuogh. They emailed me a help sheet and talked me through the steps listed on it once I had it before me. It turned out that I just needed to be more patient and wait to see if a parent came back to the fawn. While I wasn't too comfortable with leaving it alone, the volunteer assured me that I was doing the right thing. The help sheet she provided was very detailed and actually did make me feel more comfortable not taking any action to remove the fawn. The next day I kept an eye on fawn and was lucky enough to see its parent come back and get it. I was advised to keep my dog away from the area which might have helped the deer to come back. I learned a lot in this phone call and from the help sheet and was impressed that the volunteer would even come to my home had we needed her to. A.S.K. was professional and helpful! They are such saviors for wildlife!

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liberatanimls 01/20/2012

We are glad that patience paid off and the fawn was re-united with parent! That's the best conclusion to a wildlife concern call!