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Hope Animal Rescues (Godfrey)


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Our rescue started out as being two people deeply affected by the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the suffering of the animals. November 15th, 2005 a group of pets arrived in Alton Illinois, some from the hurricane others from animal control facilities that use the gas chamber to euthenize. Working with those animals and seeing the "hope" in their eyes and the spirit of their souls drove us to continue our work today. We are a RESCUE and we physically go pull animals on their last day of life at animal control so that they may find a true second chance within our adoption program. Today we area non-profit corporation and our mission is one of compassion for the homeless, rehabilitation for the physically and mentally abused. Our goals are to promote spay/neuter, stop the use of gas chambers to kill our homeless pets, and to educate people on how to treat all animals with respect and dignity. Dogs, and Cats were domesticated by people for companionship, and to work beside us in our everyday life. We are responsible for their well being for they are completely dependent upon us and no longer able to survive on their own. Dogs and Cats feel pain,suffer depression, and want to live just as humans do. However, everyday in this country, every 7 seconds somewhere there is a loving, hopeful pet whose life is ending just because they have no home. Be a part of the solution and not the problem, SPAY and NEUTER your pet!


Mission Statement:
Hope Animal Rescues saves dogs on their last day of life from animal control facilities and provides them a true 2nd chance in our adoption program.

Hope Rescues is an all breed and age rescue.

We believe in spay/neuter and promote & educate our community about the importance of spay/neuter as a viable way to reduce the number of unwanted pets.

We believe that all pets should be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness.

Hope Animal Rescues is an all volunteer, no-kill animal rescue.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 397
Godfrey, Illinois 62035

Call Us: 618-979-1908, 636-212-0363

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
0
Rescue Groups
5
Foster Care
0
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
5
Pet Retention
5
Medical and Behavior Programs
5
Public Relations/Community Involvement
1
Volunteers
3
Proactive Redemptions
0
A Compassionate Director
1
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Great cause but the service needs to be better. Called and emailed about a puppy that was up for adoption and they never contacted me back. Filled out application still nothing back. Do not adopt from there. Go elsewhere where they have people and animal skills.
posted by DenKerkemeyer, on 2016-11-12 15:27:41
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If you listed to their message on the phone number you called, it clearly says "this is not a maned phone" it also says if interested apply...I searched the entire email system and there was no application from you for any dog at this rescue. Not sure you even have the correct rescue or you sent a request via Petfinder which people accidentally do all the time which is NOT an application for adoption. Giving the volunteers and director a one star when you never dealt with them is truly unfair. I can understand feeling that they need to do better communicating since you feel you were ignored but perhaps you are misunderstanding what you actually sent them.
posted by JackieSpiker, on 2019-03-25 16:36:10