Why we want to support rescue groups.
If you have ever picked up a lost or homeless pet, you probably found how expensive, time consuming, and difficult it is to care for and find a good loving home. Imagine what people go through who choose to do this full time. Working for a shelter, I worked with several rescue groups. Over the years I realized all rescue groups have three things in common; 1. They all do rescue while working a full time job. 2. They all spend money out of their own pocket to feed, treat, and adopt out animals is their care. 3. They all use their free time and days off rescuing, transporting, and attending adoption events. Working in a shelter I was able to assist rescue groups in several different ways; helping with vaccination, spay/neuter assistance, organizing transfers from one shelter to another (usually the one I worked for), or taking in some of their cats and dogs. When a rescue group turns to a shelter for assistance they are either vigilant in their efforts to cut cost or they hit the end of their rope and are giving up. In my experience, their are three reasons why rescuers give up; 1. They go broke and can't afford to do it anymore. 2. They haven't had a day off in a very long time and get burnt out. 3. They've lost faith in humanity and can no longer take the physical and mental pain of so many neglected pets and irresponsible pet owners.
It is the Pet Rescue Thrift Store's goal to provide financial support and aide through collaboration and relationship building. The real lifesaving efforts come from rescue groups and we need as many as possible. Please help us achieve our goal and support your local rescue group.