Loving Paws Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity. We operate soley on donations of goods and funds from individuals and businesses. We receive no city, county or state funding. We do, however, work hand in hand with city and county officials when responding to complaints of abuse, neglect or abandonment of pets. It is important that we work together to meet the needs of those animals that have no one else to look out for them.
We work to maintain a no-kill animal rescue. Some animals may come to us with health problems. We attend to those needs first. Others may come to us with emotional needs due to being mistreated or abandoned. We work to show the animal that it can again trust humans and human contact. There are occasionally extreme circumstances where we have to humanely euthanize an animal due to very severe injury or illness where recovery is not possible. We may also have to deal with a vicious animal that can not be socialized to a degree to be adoptable. These incidents are very rare but do happen.
We do not have a central location where you can come to see the dogs and cats in our possession. We are a network of foster homes. At this time, we are in great need of new foster homes. All it takes to be a foster home is some yard space, some fencing, a dog house, a heat lamp and a little time each day for feeding and social time to help one or more of these residents make it through another winter.
Whether or not you care to donate money, time or space, please be a responsible pet owner. Please have your pet spayed or neutered. This not only prevents unwanted puppies or kittens, it also improves the chances of a healthier, happier life. It eliminates the possibility of cancer in the reproductive organs. It can also improve attitude and personality. With no reason to roam, no reason to try to escape the back yard, cross busy streets or confront another our pets stay safe and happy.
Every time we hear from someone who has adopted one of our residents and tells of the joy and happiness they have
found in a new 4-legged furry family member, it makes all the long days and longer nights worth it. Running a
rescue is not easy and a lot of the time it is not fun. There is feeding and kennel cleaning every day regardless
of the weather. There is tending to those sick or injured in the hopes they will mend and find their "forever"
home. There is keeping them all free of internal and external parasites. There are never enough hours in a
day to do all that needs done but we do the best we can. That is what makes each success story so important
and heartfelt. That is what makes all the long hours, the hard work, the worry all worth it. To know that we
assisted in helping one more pet be safe and happy. That is what rescue is about.