According to the American Humane Association, approximately 56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. The goal of Guardians of Rescue is to support and save animals in need and we rely on donations to make our efforts a reality. A national organization based in New York, the Guardians of Rescue works to help the thousands of animals in need.
After hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Guardians of Rescue stepped in to help the animals and people that were directly affected by the storm. All members of Guardians of Rescue are volunteers and devote their time to helping those in need, however, the organization is funded purely by donations. As we enter the first quarter of 2013, the group has a limited budget and is in desperate need for donations to continue their vital work helping distressed animals. Through education, a strong network and community support, they are committed to finding all animals a safe and loving home.
“It’s easy to overlook the many animals in distress, or to turn away from it,” Dori Scofield, vice president of Guardians of Rescue, stated. “We don’t do that. We are here to aid them everyday of the year and work hard, with the support of those in the public, to help these animals in need. With the help of public contributions we can continue our mission.”
The Guardians of Rescue members go out into the field to assist animals and families affected by natural disasters and beyond, such as the destruction by hurricane Sandy. Recently in Camden New Jersey, the Guardians of Rescue arranged for medical care, foster care, assistance for seniors, and lower income for families in need with pet food deliveries etc.
Guardians of Rescue have a program called “Animals Helping People,” where they pair shelter dogs up with veterans suffering from PTSD or other psychological conditions. Army Corporal John Wallace is part of this program to help the soldiers. He teamed up with the organization after they sent him his beloved “Tommy” after he returned from the war. Together, they have helped transport 10 dogs from Afghanistan to the United States and have reunited them with the U.S. soldiers that cared for them during combat.
This is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to animals by aiding injured and abandoned animals, offering veterinarian assistance, therapy dogs, shelter for military-owned animals, and pet food to people unable to get out of their homes. They provide instrumental education to young people about animal abuse and how to prevent it. There are numerous programs that are vital to not only the animals but the people as well.
- Gimme Shelter – Aiding in helping to ensure animals have the proper protection from the outside elements.
- Sheltering Arms – Aiding animal shelters with the supplies and volunteer needs to help them become a better shelter to facilitate more adoptions.
- Helping Families – Aiding families in need to keep their pets by aiding with medical care, food and basic needs.
- Home Again: Operation Support Our Troops – Aiding service members to getting a perfect matched pet for their needs as well as helping while they are deployed with pet care until they come home.
- Animals Helping People – Aiding in helping people with special needs get paired up with a pet to aid them with those needs.
- Junior Guardians: Humane Education – This gets the younger generation involved to show them the correct way of helping, protecting and caring for a pet.
Guardians of Rescue is on call 24/7. The organization is volunteer-based. Donations ensure that the Guardians of Rescue is able to provide the necessary assistance to animals and people in need. To continue their work, they need help. Please donate at www.guardiansofrescue.org or donate via PayPal using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions may also be sent to Guardians of Rescue, 34 Main St, Suite 303, Smithtown, NY, 11787.
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