We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.
Our Mission Statement
Committed to contributing to the welfare of companion animals through permanent placement and community education on sterilization, animal cruelty and neglect. We strive to provide necessary veterinarian care to ensure healthy animals. We educate people and promote the importance of spaying and neutering animals to prevent needless suffering and death due to overpopulation.
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Who We Are
Take My Paw Rescue was founded September 19, 2008 by a group of 14 kind hearted people dedicated to the health and welfare of companion animals. These 14 were the original founders. We are a 501c3 tax exempt, non-profit, no-kill rescue giving all that we can to save as many lives as possible. We are strictly a volunteer/foster based rescue, we have no paid staff. We do not kennel pets for people, we are a rescue only. We give all the love and care to these animals until a forever home can be found for each one. 100% of all adoption fees and donations go directly to the care of the animals. The only compensation we receive is knowing we have saved the lives of animals that would have otherwise been destroyed.
E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 517-618-7042
This is how we were first introduced to Asia. This is the very first picture we saw of her. She sat there alone, in a crate, hairless and probably very scared.
Asia was dropped off at the shelter by her owner. They bought her from a backyard breeder and had her for a while. She started showing signs of hair loss but was not treated for a long time. Heartbreakingly, she was brought to the shelter by her owner because they could not care for her with her condition. They had let it go for too long and she was showing signs of secondary medical conditions stemming from the mange.
We were notified by the shelter that Asia needed rescuing but she needed continued medical care. We were told that Asia has Demodex Mange and the shelter had treated her as best they could. The shelter wanted to give Asia a better chance at life. If they could not find someone to take her we don’t know what would have happened to her. They asked if we would save her. We said we would. How can you look her in her pretty baby blue eyes and not see she deserves a chance at life.
We at Take My Paw try to rescue as many as we can. Even dogs like Asia, through no fault of their own, find themselves at a shelter.
We strive to educate people on the importance of animal health. We believe in education for the health and well being of your animals so they do not suffer and end up at shelters. If you notice that your animal is losing hair, this may be one of the reasons why and they must be seen by a vet.
One of our volunteers has so graciously stepped up and will be fostering Asia until she becomes healthy and can go on to find her forever home.
Asia was taken to our own vet and we discovered that she has quite a few other things going on besides the mange. Subsequent to the mange, she has also developed a yeast infection on parts of her body, a yeast infection in both ears, Coccidea, and a UTI. The poor thing is going through so much and it could have easily been prevented with proper veterinary care by the owner prior to her being dumped at the shelter.
Asia’s care will be extensive and costly. We are a non-profit organization so we rely on adoption fees and donations to cover veterinary care for animals such as Asia.
You can follow Asia’s story and progress through Facebook by clicking here> www.Facebook.com/fosteringpups. Just look for her picture, she looks like a pink pig. That is what the foster lovingly calls her because she has no hair and her skin is pink. But, we are looking forward to the day that she will no longer resemble a little pink pig.
Foster mom Misty Caitlyn comforting Asia Dakota and Caitlyn showing Asia love
Pictured above is 14 year old Dakota. She is the daughter of one of our foster families. Dakota wants everyone to know that even though she has Down Syndrome, it doesn’t stop her from caring for animals. Dakota and her siblings work side by side with their parents on the care of every foster animal that comes into their home. She is pictured holding one of a litter of puppies that her parents were fostering. She was so happy when she found out that every puppy in the litter she helped care for found wonderful forever homes.
Please join Dakota in helping educate the children of today for what will be the future caretakers of the world’s animals. Without your donations, children such as Dakota would not be able to know the joy of caring for animals. We save the lives of animals while helping educate people, best of all we help educate the children.
Through education of future generations, there is hope that we may help animals. Help your child today to become a better person for tomorrow’s animals. One reason among many for the survival of animals is the education of future generations.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected."
~CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE, letter to President Franklin Pierce~
"A house is not a home without a pet."
~ Anonymous ~