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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

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly wonderful animal protection organization. I received a call back within an hour regarding an injured waterfowl. They were the only ones with an action plan to help. Their dedication to all animals is amazing. Animals are very fortunate to have advocates that work so tirelessly for them and with heart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do more for all animals than you can ever imagine. This city is blessed beyond measure to have them. I applaud them for being willing to go in all areas to help dogs that no one else would. Thank you ASK

Amber99

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see all the stories of the animals helped by this organization and I think the work they do is AMAZING!!!! They help all animals and I think the people who are able to volunteer their time are a blessing to them all.

1 marji

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship does phenomenal work liberating chained dogs, educating the public about the problems with urban farming, and provides incredible individual care to an array of domestic and wild animals. Their compassion does not extend only to "companion" animals, but also to those animals traditionally seen as food. Love the dedication they have!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding and trustworthy service! When contacted for situations that affect wildlife, Sophia (A.S.K.) always responds back promptly to provide invaluable advice and guidance. Her dedication is inspiring!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A.S.K.'s direct outreach program is a godsend for all animals. So many animals would have continued to suffer and die had it not been for the services that this group provides! They are selfless in their mission to reach these animals no matter the weather conditions or challenging situations and follow through with what ever is needed to give these animals the chance or betterment in the life they deserve!!!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow ASK's exploits on Facebook. I like that they go "all out" for all animals and birds. They spend money on things that other rescues would regard as wasted--and make lives better in the process. I was particularly struck by their tenderness toward the old hen with the frostbitten feet, Henna. They spoiled her until the end, and then saw her gently "home". There needs to be more kindness like this in the world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that helps so many needy animals! No animal is ever too small or too difficult! Love their outreach program! I cannot personally thank them enough for the work they do helping others! It's absolutely inspiring!

2 Joe_72

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just a community member who has seen some of the actions A.S.K. has taken to look out for the welfare of animals. Very impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm.

1 Jennifer466

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A.S.K is always there when an animal is in need. No matter the day or time. It's such a relief to know that an organization such as A.S.K operates in a community such as Battle Creek. However, don't let that fool you as they will travel all over in order to save/rescue an animal in need. If you come upon an animal and are not sure what to do, just A.S.K.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fabulous things from these people! Working double time in their community helping wildlife as well as chained up forgotten dogs.
And from various posts by Sophia, I have learned a great deal in regards to wildlife issues.
Always helpful:)

1 Kari-Jean N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome group! They do so much for the animals in the area.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is amazing. They truly practice what they preach. About 9 years ago, I was living in the city. My dogs were in the fenced in back yard. ASK was doing some outreach in my neighborhood and came up to talk to me. They asked about my dogs and were happy to hear that they were inside dogs - just out enjoying the day. :-) Just two years ago, I adopted two senior dogs from them that were in desparate need - chained up outside 24/7 in the winter. I have donated items as well as cash when I can. ASK is a very valuable asset in our community!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel like A.S.K. is constantly sharing an educational story about helping animals. From helping turtles across the road, to financial assistance in spaying/neutering dogs, I have no idea how they do everything that they do. Even with a background in animal health I feel I am regularly learning something new from them. What a powerful organization, doing right by all critters. THANK YOU.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The programs that ASK has in place to help teach the families to love their pets better is amazing. The fact that they continue to check in on the families and offer support and products and to keep everyone safe and improve their quality of life is amazing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a question real late last night about one of my dogs, i didnt know who to talk to about her, so i thougjt about my news feed and what i see this organization do for all these dogs, by chance i sent a message hoping for someone to answer. I instantly got an answer and lots of reassurance that my dog will be ok, so who ever i talked to late last night and even early this morning, i have to say thank you for being so helpful, it was simply advice that i needed and i guess comfort. Thanks for all the hands on things you do for the animals and the advice and education for the pet owners. Thanks for everything.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A.S.K. is an amazing group. They are so knowledgeable and they are extremely active and proactive in helping all animals. They are caring and interested and hardworking. I love the work they do to help hurt animals, both wild and domestic, but my favorite thing they do is go into the community to find the sad and lonely dogs that are chained, cold, hungry, and sick and HELP THEM. They recently were able to help and rescue a dog that was chained 14 years!! These animals would continue to suffer without a voice if not for A.S.K. They are fantastic.

3 Cindy178

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following A.S.K via their facebook page for quite some time. I cannot say enough for what these people do. They earn no pay. What they do they do out of the goodness of their hearts and their love for all kinds of animals. Some of the pictures I have seen {the first initial picture when they first visit a client and their pet} would tear and rip at your heartstrings. Those pictures are usually followed up by their after visits {and what they have done to help the animal in need} which makes my heart happy that there are people like these who really do care and do what they can to help all animals in need. Many many times I have said over the months " I wish I had lots of money cause I would definitely donate it to A.S.K" Unfortunately I don't have lots of money, but I do know a woman who has a yard sale every year for this cause, and she asks for household donations for the yard sale. Every penny she makes off the sale goes to A.S.K. I donated a huge amount of household items to her with hope and prayer that she would make a nice amount of money to donate to this awesome cause. They really are a great bunch of people doing all they humanly can to help these animals. God Bless everyone of them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A.S.K. is an absolutely amazing nonprofit that works tirelessly to protect, save, and rehabilitate all species. And the tremendous work they do not only touches animals lives, but human lives as well, especially through their outreach programs. They are true animal heroes that are making the world a better place for all through kindness to animals!

1 Linda302

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have two separate reviews. Earlier in the summer, I emailed for advice for a friend who had a turtle lay eggs in her yard. What to do? A prompt reply indicated to do nothing and leave the area undisturbed. That is what they did. And one day the eggs and turtles were gone.
Another time I asked about the legalities of treats being poisoned on a wetland area. Again, a very prompt response with information.
This is a great group. I follow the Facebook page, which is constantly reminding us of the proper way to interact with wildlife when it appears inured. I was also able to share information on the hazards of feeding bread to duck ks at parks with out local paper. They took the information and turned i t into a great reminder to the public to feed the Ducks properly.
The outreach program is great too. I would advise anyone to support this group!

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liberatanimls 11/02/2014

Thank you Linda for sharing your feedback! One of the biggest rewards we can receive is to know that our advice is appreciated, and has served to save lives! We appreciate your dedication to both wildlife, and companion animals! Sophia Director