Dog Team: Ellis@PetProjectRescue.com
Cat Team: Theresa@PetProjectRescue.com
Spay/Neuter Clinics: Clinics@PetProjectRescue.com
Technical inquiries/report site problems: Matt@PetProjectRescue.com
Pet Project Rescue (PPR) is a local, non-profit organization that rescues homeless or abandoned dogs and cats and places them in volunteer foster homes until the animal is adopted by a forever family. In addition to animal rescue, PPR is focused on reducing the homeless-animal population at its source and dedicates funds and volunteer efforts to provide spay/neuter services for animals of those in need in our community. PPR believes that all animals deserve a loving and healthy life. In order to fully provide for animals in need, PPR is run almost entirely by volunteers who dedicate time and energy to help animals in our community and beyond.
*Pet Project Rescue has been a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit since 2008.
Pet Project Rescue was started in response to the needs of street dogs on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Many of these dogs live in desperate conditions, where they have to fight to stay alive each day on the street. It is a heart-wrenching site for any animal lover, and once you have seen one of these adorable dogs it is impossible not to want to do something to help them. And this is where the story of starting Pet Project Rescue begins...
During the time on Isla we had the opportunity to meet Alison Sawyer Current and visit her rescue, Isla Animals Rescue. Alison could easily be called the guardian angel of Isla dogs. Like Alison, we instantly fell in love with all the wonderful street animals on the island. The many, many street dogs on Isla spend their days looking for food and avoiding the many taxis that will not hesitate to hit any dog in their way. Luckily, these dogs also have a number of wonderful people looking out for them. Isla Animals volunteers work to find street dogs that need to be spayed, neutered, or given other medical care, and when possible taken into foster-care. Some of the dogs on the island are feral and would not do well in foster-care, but many other street dogs want nothing more than a person to cuddle up with on the couch. These dogs are fostered at Alison's home, and a few other volunteers' homes when needed. The dogs are given the vet care that they require, and the love and affection that they have been needing for a long time. It never ceases to amaze us how trusting and sweet these dogs are after all the terrible things that people have done to them. We often say that these dogs know they have finally found the good life and will show you every day how happy they are to be with you!
Once the dogs are ready for adoption they are flown to us in MN, and are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. We continue to provide vet care and training for the dogs while they are in Pet Project Rescue foster homes.
As of April 2009 PPR also began working with our local animal control to rescue local cats and dogs. We strongly support the animals in our local area as well, and because of this all our cats are rescued from local high kill shelters. About 85% of our dogs also come from local high kills shelters and are placed in foster homes until they are adopted.
Because these animals share our homes with us we are able to really get to know their personalities, and are then able to let you know which dog or cat would be the best fit for your lifestyle. We also strive to make sure that each adoption is a forever home for our animals. To assure this we are here to support our adoptive homes with questions and concerns about their new family member if they arise. We also require an application and home visit prior to adoption.
These animals know the hard life, and they know the good life...and they will let you know each and every day how happy they are to be a member of your family! Please consider a Pet Project Rescue animal (from Mexico or MN) as your next pet, and THANK YOU for considering a rescue dog or cat for your family!
Dog Team Director
Lindsay has been with us from the very beginning, and is the first point of contact when fostering or adopting dogs from Pet Project Rescue. She has two lovable, polydactyl, rescue kitties, Lobster and Frank. And is a big fan of the big burly rescue dogs, as well as horses. Finding foster and adoptive homes for PPR dogs is vital to the success of Pet Project Rescue, and Lindsay's hard work has helped us adopt out hundreds of animals to fur-ever homes! For more information on adopting contact Lindsay at email@example.com
Cat Team Coordinator
Theresa is a big supporter of rescue and adopted her Black Lab, Rio, from Pet Project Rescue! She wanted to continue to be involved in rescue, and with her fantastic organizational skills and outgoing personality, Theresa was a perfect fit the Cat Coordinator position. She now meets with all our new cat foster homes, helps our current cat foster homes with any needs they may have, and even fosters puppies and kittens herself, in addition to overseeing cat adoptions! Theresa also works with our volunteers on our Bark and Purr Teams! For more information on volunteering or fostering email Theresa at Theresa@petprojectrescue.com
Leah handles so many things for PPR, with a focus on our administrative needs. Not only is she an all-star kitten foster, but she keeps us organized and running smoothly as a non-profit. She reaches out to owners, and also coordinates our Paw Team on administrative projects. If you would like to volunteer to assist with administrative projects please email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine is the person behind PPR's very successful spay and neuter program. PPR provides TNR for street cats in the Metro, as well as spay/neuter for owned animals who's owners are not financially able to cover the cost of surgery. Christine also works very hard to find funding for these programs through grants and private donations. PPR has been able to provide these life saving services to hundreds of owners since 2010! For more information email Clinics@PetProjectRescue.com
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