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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

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tony.G

Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a remarkable non-profit with incredible energy that improves the lives of all beings in the Battle Creek area. Their outreach is exemplary and I can sense their influence every time I see a pit bull on leash on a walk in the community. Personally, I've been helped by them on several occasions when I found an animal in distress by the side of the road. It's a privilege to live near such a group.

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Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a marvelous and unique group totally dedicated to improving the lives of all sentient beings. They provide veterinary care, including spay and neuter, to low-income pet owners as well as distributing toys, shelter, and food. They provide education and motivation for owners to interact with and enhance the lives of their pets. Along with this street outreach, they offer a rescue service for injured wildlife and operate a large animal sanctuary. They are a wonderful group and it is a privilege to live in an area with such an extraordinary organization. We give them as much financial support as we possibly can and are happy to feel that we are contributing in a small way to this excellent non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

ASK achieves the incredible. They're an animal rescue and rehabilitation organization that works 24/7, diving in wherever help is needed - sometimes literally! Dogs, geese, they save 'em all! I admire all their work but especially their work with people throughout the community to improve the lives of "outdoor" dogs, in which they often provide food, shelter, and other needed material support. Sophia and her crew take their rescue and rehab mission seriously and always act with the utmost professionalism. Very worthy of your support.

Donna235

Donor

Rating: 5

I love ASK! They do amazing work for all animals from wildlife to chained dogs in need. Sophia and her volunteers work round-the-clock to help animals. For dogs, they work with owners to implement the best solutions for the animal, without judging or criticizing. Their goal is to educate and make a difference. They're the absolute best at what they do.

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! Absolutely professional and you can tell the animals comes first, not the bottom line.

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I ran into this organization online while searching for some help to rehabilitate a pigeon. I was ultimately able to find assistance closer to home, but was so taken aback by the lifesaving services this organization provides. They help clients that are financially unable to help their pets, such as building fences to get dogs off leashes, helping with topical medications, and providing straw in the Winter. Please donate now to help this wonderful organization in all that they do. Thank you.

kerrysh

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I made a small donation and received a personal thank you from the founder. This organization is constantly sharing the story of its work and its policy activism, and I feel very connected to their mission. I feel like I know that they are fighting for all species every waking moment without much sleep!

Donor

Rating: 5

ASKs outreach program is one of a kind in the area. Their dedication to animals of every species is commendable. I don't have any doubt that every contribution made to this group goes directly to help the animals. Great organization run by even greater people.

Kristin78

Donor

Rating: 5

No organization or person is more dedicated to helping animals in crisis 24/7 than ASK and Sophia DiPietro.

1 Rachel189

Donor

Rating: 5

ASK is one of the greatest nonprofits ever. You can be assured that your donation dollars are going to a very good place. ASK is on the front lines caring for animals that the city would let languish and suffer. ASK is out there making a difference every day. Whether it be offering on the spot improvement in chained dogs' lives, or educating others in how to care for and respect animals. Even encouraging people to take their dogs off of chains and bring them inside. ASK is a shining example of what a nonprofit should be, and I wish I could help more.

1 Tom_103

Donor

Rating: 5

All Species Kinship is a wonderfully focused and effective nonprofit animal welfare organization. The director and her tireless team are knowledgeable, utterly devoted (responding to emergencies 24 hrs a day), and pragmatic. They never deviate from their mission to help animals as much as they can while also honoring the people who care for them. I recommend this nonprofit unconditionally

Patrick73

Donor

Rating: 5

ASK is an inspiration and a resource for me as I learn about treating all species with reverence and respect. They are a fundamental resource for our community in getting assistance for animal rescue as well.

Driver525

Donor

Rating: 5

Sophia and all her volunteers are the most amazing group people who never cease to astound me. They are out on the streets 24/7/365. I'm proud to be even slightly associated with them. All I can say is thank you for ALL you do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

About one year ago I was introduced to the A.S.K. Group because of some domesticated geese released in the wild. My husband and were beside ourselves with worry for these birds that we nothing about. I was told of ASK and their mission and made the call. Within a short while I received a calla and the ball was in motion to help capture these guys. It took quite a bit of work, time and effort, but the rescue happened. Well during the time of saving the geese I looked at the website and saw what hero's this group of volunteers are. I have been a supporter ever since. Sophia And I are now friends and I feel honored to be a small part.

Donor

Rating: 5

ASK goes the extra mile to help the animals and those trying to provide for their pets. The most impressive thing is that they help all animals, not just dogs and cats! When I sport them financially, I know the funds are being maximized and going for direct outreach. These people are out in the trenches doing the hard work, I am honored to supper them!

Jeremy25

Donor

Rating: 5

Community outreach, rescuing wildlife, fielding calls to help people with wildlife issues, and never ending educating of the public about domestic animals and wildlife; A.S.K. is one of the best non-profits out there helping animals (and in the case of domestic animals their guardians as well). Director Sophia and her team never take a day off from helping and giving. Truly an amazing organization. I can't say enough good things about All Species Kinship.

1 Gerry4

Donor

Rating: 5

I watch ASK do the things that I wish I could do myself. They reach out to the dogs that cant be saved, the owners that cant be bothered, to educate and bring a positive change. Animals need people ASK.

1 Jim_7

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed this organization on Facebook over the years. The good that ASK performs and the selfless dedication of its volunteers overwhelm me. I can't say enough about what ASK does for the otherwise forgotten, of ALL Species -- from dogs on chains 24/7 in some hidden backyard to an abandoned goose in a public park to an injured turtle on a highway. A simply remarkable organization that I cannot say enough about.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A remarkable organization. Directly helps ALL species of animals, as its name suggests. Its outreach to dogs kept outside 24/7 is what truly has impressed me. Volunteers literally patrol neighborhoods looking for dogs with inadequate shelter or who are otherwise in questionable conditions. Volunteers will knock on doors and offer free food, straw, shelter, chews, etc., not to mention education. So many of these dogs so found are later taken inside by the guardians and become members of a family, all because of ASK .

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Donor

Rating: 5

ASK is a HUGE voice for the animals in our community....selfless, tireless and deserving volunteers continue to be a valuable resource concerning local wildlife, educating owners about proper care and most of all..providing insurmountable relief to animals in distress :-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful Organization!! Staff and Volunteers are such caring people!! Always out in the community searching for those in need!!!

2 Yvonne23

Donor

Rating: 5

I love A.S.K., I wish I could do more for them and I wish people would do more for them, They deserve so much for what they do in the community and most of all for the animals.