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Thank you for supporting Rescue-Rehab-Rehome, a national program of the Washington Animal Rescue League! Your commitment to Rescue-Rehab-Rehome enables us to help animals from many parts of the United States.
The League accepts animals from dangerous and often life-threatening situations, including:
Rescue-Rehab-Rehome has received and provided critical care for animals who have lost their homes and families due to catastrophic events in different parts of the United States. These animals have been abandoned or surrendered by families who have lost everything.
Enter Rescue-Rehab-Rehome. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, Rescue-Rehab-Rehome brought stranded and homeless animals back to our state-of-the-art shelter, provided expert medical attention and rehabilitation, and ultimately found loving homes for animals who had nowhere else to go.
When tornados ravaged areas like Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, local shelters were acutely overwhelmed by the numbers of homeless animals. Rescue-Rehab-Rehome received many of these traumatized animals, providing constant care, treatment for their wounds, and a new life when they were out of options. Our ability to bring animals back to our shelter in Washington, DC helps the local shelters amidst their crises and allows them to help even more animals in need.
We even work internationally. When a tragic fire destroyed the country of Kuwait’s only animal shelter, Rescue-Rehab-Rehome sheltered 20 of these dogs here in the United States, giving them a new lease on life and a loving home.
Known as a national leader in helping animals recover from prolonged abuse and neglect, Rescue-Rehab-Rehome has extensive experience with countless puppy mill rescues. These dogs usually come to us very fearful, almost completely unsocialized, and frequently “shut down” in a veritable state of depression illustrating that these dogs have no idea what it’s like to be a dog.
They’ve usually lived in a cage without any human companionship. Fortunately, reversing the effects of life in a puppy mill has become one of our major areas of expertise.
Whether it’s 13 dogs from a notorious puppy mill in Missouri, or 102 dogs seized by Arkansas authorities that were kept in filthy outdoor pens under inhumane conditions, or 39 dogs seized from a puppy mill in Rowan County, Kentucky, our rescues vary in size. But we always take as many animals as we can. Rescue-Rehab-Rehome shelters and finds homes for the victims of these horrific breeding facilities every year.
Extreme cases of animal hoarding can be among the most disturbing and tragic examples of neglect. When 70 dogs were impounded in Mississippi and brought here, many were covered with mange and suffering from a variety of other medical problems – including gunshot wounds. Our medical and behavioral rehabilitation teams diagnosed and treated the animals, while our adoption specialists worked tirelessly to find homes for them.
Rescuing these animals from tragic and inhumane circumstances, providing critical medical care and emotional and behavioral rehabilitation, and finding a new, caring home and family for them when they have run out of options are all examples of how we fulfill our mission at Rescue-Rehab-Rehome.
Thanks to your kindness, we are able to take in dogs and cats in need from areas of the country where there may be no functional animal shelters. We help them to recover medically and behaviorally, so they can ultimately live happily in forever homes. At the League, they will be given as much time as they need to recuperate and find new, loving families, since our shelter will never euthanize an animal due to time or space reasons.
How you can help:
As a private, non-profit organization, we rely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to sustain our lifesaving programs. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we have embarked on establishing a National Rehabilitation Center for Animals based in our nation’s capital. Right now, renovations have begun in our new building next door to our current facility in a quiet, residential area of the nation’s capital to expand our Rescue-Rehab-Rehome program. Once completed, this new center will allow us to bring even more animals from across the country to benefit from our superior level of care and find them lifetime homes.
We hope you will consider supporting
Rescue-Rehab-Rehome with your donation today!
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