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Few Steps From Home, Inc. (Bay City)


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Few Steps From Home Animal Rescue is a charitable 501 ( C ) 3 non-profit, volunteer-run rescue committed to helping dogs and cats across the USA. Few Steps From Home was formed to help unwanted and abused animals get the medical attention that they need and find them responsible homes that they are able to remain in. We believe every pet deserves a Happily Ever After. Help us to help the animals who are just a Few Steps From Home to find their Forever Home. Consider adopting, donating or volunteering today.


Mailing Address:
PO BOX 1547
Bay City, MI 48706-0547
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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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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Hello, There has been a stray cat living in a brush pile in our woods for the past year. Now, I see that it has 4 kittens. We are worried about them through the winter, and also concerned about the mother getting pregnant again. Can you take the mother and kittens?
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My name is Denise. I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Dakota. I have had him for 7 years. As he gets older he is getting more aggressive and territorial with me. He fights with my other dogs like crazy,He goes right after them, he has no fear,and he has bitten me six times. I love this dog and want the best for him. I have a 2 year old granddaughter and a new baby on the way and worry he may go after them. People don't like to come over because of him. My son cannot step into the house without him going crazy and it's been like that since day one with him. He's up to date o shots, I've talked to vets and they suggested a group like you. He gets along with cats but not other dogs. I really want the best for him! I don't want to have to but him to sleep. Please help me 989-989-1850
posted by DeniseEvans, on 2015-04-03 15:52:49
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We took in a black male lab, due to living in a trailer park this was only supposed to be temporary as it is not the ideal environment for a playful, high energy dog. He is now 1/12 yrs old. He is up to date on all shots including rabies, and we had him neutered. He has a leg deformity the vet said was from way back in the womb that doesn't slow him down much although time to time he limps if overused. He is a very outgoing, friendly, protective dog with a fun personality. However, we have been told that he is too big for our park ordinances and that we need to get rid of him or leave and we simply do not have the funds for that. I haven't found anyone who can take him, and I do not want to see him put down, or put in a high kill pound. He is a beautiful animal. But we received our final warning today. Please help. [email protected]
posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-17 17:40:30
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We took in a black male lab, due to living in a trailer park this was only supposed to be temporary as it is not the ideal environment for a playful, high energy dog. He is now 1/12 yrs old. He is up to date on all shots including rabies, and we had him neutered. He has a leg deformity the vet said was from way back in the womb that doesn't slow him down much although time to time he limps if overused. He is a very outgoing, friendly, protective dog with a fun personality. However, we have been told that he is too big for our park ordinances and that we need to get rid of him or leave and we simply do not have the funds for that. I haven't found anyone who can take him, and I do not want to see him put down, or put in a high kill pound. He is a beautiful animal. But we received our final warning today. Please help.
posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-17 17:38:40
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I obtained 4 kittens from a feral mother. They're about 4 weeks old...Siamese. Beautiful, friendly, healthy but I can not longer care for them due to a heart condition. They're almost completely litter trained. And drink from a bowl, sometimes they want to go back to the bottle tho. Not on hard food yet. They are completely inside kittens...they were born outside but I rescued them at 1 day. The mother is mean and has already bit me once. It's not my cat...she's the neighbors barn cat so I can't do anything with her. If anyone can help...please contact me 989-928-1113. These babies need great homes...very lovable and playful!
posted by LoisAnton, on 2014-08-25 18:09:19
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13 year old neutered cat in need of quiet home. Jasper's owner passed away 2.5 years ago. He was kept in the home for 1.5 yrs before a new home could be found. This situation is not working out and it is imperative that I find him an owner with more patience. Honestly he is moody, aloof and testy but I hate to see him put down. I am hoping someone will give him another chance. He is grey with long hair and I can send pictures. Thank you for considering. Debbie 989-790-9155
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Help I recently rescued a Maltese, cute as a button, but is a special needs dog. CAN NOT KEEP HIM!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME FIND A HOME FOR HIM PLEASE PLEASE. Call at 1-989-205-9634 or 1-989-871-3379, leave message and I will call back. He's a real sweet heart, just has some special needs. Call and I will tell u his history, very sad, but he's a fighter and a survivor. Can send pictures and video's.
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