"I believe every animal who is lost or intentionally abandoned deserves better than to die on the streets or live his/her last hours in the pound. It is not acceptable to just resign oneself to the horrible situations animals face in pounds and mills without trying to improve their conditions."
I am Kathi Newell-Nicholson and I founded this organization in 1998 after I discovered dogs were being euthanized after their 3 day pound stay because of lack of space. Even as a teenager I was concerned with helping to place the strays that were found. Once I found out about the dogs being killed in local pounds I felt that turning a blind eye was unacceptable.
On the day my Siberian Husky, Riley, was born I discovered the truth about pounds and the limited time animals have there until they were killed or sold for research. I have always been grateful to the local kennel owner who shared the realities of pounds with me. It seems Riley was meant to be the messenger for these endangered innocent animals and has become a guardian angel to countless homeless and discarded animals. Since starting the rescue many of my beloved pets have passed on due to old age, including my Siberian Huskies Jake, Sienna, Storm, and Riley as well as my three cats, Mindi, Max and Milo.
I also have a full-time job as well as an Australian Shepherd, Reese, Siberian Husky, Blaze, Terrier mix Gracie, Poodle Buddy and many dogs waiting for foster/adoption and many cats awaiting adoption.
Adopt-a-Pet Pet Rescue works with many local vets, other rescue groups and pounds. We take applications to match the pet to a suitable and permanent adoptive owner. This is all done on our own time, as volunteers.
My lifelong love of pets is the reason why I continue to devote my time and effort to this important cause despite all the heartache it often causes...
Of course seeing dogs, puppies, cats and kittens find their fur-ever homes makes it all worthwhile!
Check out our adoptable dogs and cats here!