SCAR takes in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations.
These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Sean Casey Animal Rescue, is a Non-Profit, No Kill Shelter, yet not your ordinary shelter. Part Rescue Shelter, part Adoption Center and part Community Center, makes it a very special place. It is not very big, nor very fancy, but what SCAR lacks in size and style, is made up for tenfold by the people who work there and the size of the heart that beats within the shelter walls. Through hard work, dedication and devotion to the animals, and the instinctive understanding that the animals come first, allows every animal in the shelter to be cared for with compassion.
In 2007, Sean Casey, President and Founder, was licensed by NY State as an Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator, and thus wildlife (squirrels, ducks, geese, etc.) were added to the list of animals coming through the shelter on their way to appropriate habitats. In 2009, SCAR took in over 2,000 animals (majority dogs and cats) from the New York City Shelter system, as well as found room for confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners and zoos. Some of these were reptiles, amphibians, and other “exotic” species that need the expert care of vets or other specialists to be rehabilitated. SCAR is one of the few rescues who take in most difficult medical cases. Other rescues and the City’s Animal Control looks to them for support. Over 8,000 animals pulled from Animal Care and Control since 1998.
As a community-based organization focused on educating pet owners and animal lovers about the responsibilities of pet ownership, SCAR always has its doors open to the community.
The staff is available to help adopters and community members in general with questions about the health and maintenance of their pets as well as behavior and training issues. Neighborhood children can volunteer to help take care of the animals, and learn compassion as well as proper feeding, grooming, and handling. SCAR has an innovative job training and community service program for Brooklyn high school students. The program teaches these students, most of whom are disadvantaged, about the care and responsible ownership of domesticated animals. They learn hands-on skills: walking, cleaning and feeding dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles and more.
As with all non-profits, Sean Casey Animal Rescue relies on the kindness of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Each month, 4Knines selects a worthy organization to “SPOTLIGHT,” and we hope you will join us in supporting SCAR with your donation. There are many other ways to help including volunteering, sponsorship and fostering. If you want to learn more about Sean Casey Animal Rescue in New York, please visit Facebook and Website.