It has been said that keeping up with animal rescue is like emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. When one group of people attempt it all on their own that certainly proves true. But when various rescue groups, donors, drivers, and event volunteers all work together we can accomplish amazing things!
Listed below are some of the entities we work with so we can keep saving dogs in our area.
Bright Hope Animal Rescue
Is a 501(c)(3) charity in Green County TN founded on July 4, 2008. Their mission is to reduce the number of euthanasia’s by their local Animal Control Facility. They promote spaying and neutering programs by educating their community, rescue animals from Animal Control, care for them, vet them and provide them with loving, forever homes through their adoption program. They are advocates for legislation of mandatory spaying and neutering laws
Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital
Cedarwood has been our family veterinarian for years. They began providing services to Steele Away Home in June of 2017. P.M.F.C. has provided rehab/recovery care to orphaned dogs brought to Cedarwood for emergency medical attention. NOTE: Cedarwood is not a non-profit, but donations made on Piney Mountain Foster Care’s account at Cedarwood are tax deductible under our 501(c)(3) status.
City of Newport Animal Control
N.A.C. runs a limited “shelter” and does accept owner surrenders from residents of the city only. They do adopt out these surrenders and unclaimed stray animals that are picked up and brought to their holding facility. They also work with several local rescues to save the unwanted animals.
P.M.F.C. works with some of those rescues and has provided short term foster care to some NAC dogs and day-camp training classes to select inmates at N.A.C. in hopes of getting them accepted by Universal K9 which trains pit bulls as police dogs.
The Friends Animal Shelter
The Friends Animal Shelter is now a no-kill shelter that accepts and adopts out all types of dogs and cats regardless of age, breed, or size from Cocke County residents. They do not euthanize for space in this facility, instead, they seek out all possible ways to put their animals into safe, loving homes.
PMFC and Steele Away Home have had an on-and-off relationship with this facility over the years due to changes in management and policies. As of early 2019, things have straightened out again and we are working with them to help save lives.
P.M.F.C. has fostered heartworm positive C.A.R.E. dogs during treatment and we have pulled a number of dogs from there who were in danger of euthanasia or were too stressed by shelter life to survive there.
Humane Society of Jefferson County
Doug worked for H.S.J.C. for the first half of 2017 as a Kennel Technician. While in their employ he personally pulled three dogs who were endangered: Josephine (who we ended up adopting), Julian (who became a Steele dog after his recovery), and Buddy the Oldie Goldie (who we placed directly with Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue).
H.E.A.R.T.S., LLC (Hopson Express Animal Rescue Transport Service) is committed to safely and lovingly transporting animals from rescue groups in the South to their new families in the Northeast. This is USDA licensed transport founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Amanda Hopson. Their goal has been to create a transport service that we would feel confident in putting their own fosters on to travel to their anxiously awaiting homes.
A family run business started in 2004 by husband and wife team, Kyle and Pam Peterson, P.E.T.S. LLC is committed to safely transporting healthy dogs and cats weekly from southern rescue groups to their new adoptive homes in the Northeast.
Rescue Road Trips
We are a non-profit that provides low-cost transport service for Rescue Dogs in the Deep South and an Ohio based rescue. We provide loving, humane road trips for homeless, unwanted, unloved dogs, facing assured-immediate death from Southern Kill Shelters. We help move them to Loving “Forever Homes” and a second chance at life in New England and surrounding areas.
We work with the following entities to find forever homes for the dogs we rescue locally.
A Pathway to Hope
A foster based rescue in Northern, NJ dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, with a focus on special needs cases, south to north rescue of northern breed dogs, local rescue of stray cats and all breeds of dogs and community outreach to further the cause of rescue.
Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE)
Their mission is simple: To create a unified network of shelters and rescue organizations throughout New England, all working together for a common good. It is common, everyday practice to have to kill dogs and cats in an over crowded shelter to make room for incoming animals. Meanwhile in another shelter across town or across state borders, there are no dogs available for adoption. An opportunity to save lives!
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
O.F.S.D.S. is a rescue service dedicated to senior dogs because senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. They house some in their facility/home and Forever Foster some to volunteer foster homes within a 100 mile radius of their facility. PMFC is too far away to provide foster care for them, but we do support them financially and can occasionally help out with transporting dogs to them from a rescue situation.
Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
T.V.G.R.R. is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) which relies totally on donations from adopters, friends, family, and all Golden lovers. Each year TVGRR places approximately 150 Goldens and Golden Mixes in forever homes; which equates to approximately 2,700 dogs rescued since 1997.