August Charity Spotlight: Hurricane Harvey Pet Rescue Relief

August Charity Spotlight: Hurricane Harvey Pet Rescue Relief

Texas has never seen a storm like Hurricane Harvey before. The overwhelming majority of Harvey’s rains are over, and we have a new calculation for the total volume of water it dispensed on U.S. soil: 33 trillion gallons. This number incorporates the rainfall not only in Texas and Louisiana, but also in Tennessee and Kentucky, which also experienced torrents.   The devastation Hurricane Harvey slowly is leaving behind includes at least 31 people dead and up to 40,000 homes destroyed. What we don’t yet know is the toll it has left on pets caught up in the flood or left behind by their … Continue reading

July Charity Spotlight on Sean Casey Animal Rescue

July Charity Spotlight on Sean Casey Animal Rescue

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 … Continue reading

June Charity Spotlight on Sammy’s Hope

June Charity Spotlight on Sammy’s Hope

They took their name from one of the dogs in the shelter called Samson (“Sammy” for short). Sammy is a large brindle Pit Bull/Boxer mix whose sweet demeanor and winning personality stole everyone’s heart.   They felt he exemplified all the wonderful qualities of these misunderstood dogs but knew that it would be difficult to find him a forever home given the public’s perception of Pit Bulls. The idea behind “Sammy’s Hope” was that they would work their hardest to bring some hope to the future of Sammy, and all the animals like him unfortunate enough to find themselves homeless. … Continue reading

May Charity Spotlight on Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ

Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ: 4Knines Charity Spotlight May 2017

Rescue Ridge is a “last chance” rescue. Staffed 100% through the efforts and donations of volunteers, they find homes for animals that other shelters and people have given up on. Through kindness of various boarding and foster families, rescued animals are cared for until they find that fur ever home and family to love them. Rescue Ridge, a Non-Profit, No-Kill organization established in 2001, began by rescuing healthy, beautiful, animals that were slated to be euthanized through no fault of their own. RR felt it was unfair, that because their ‘humans’ had no more use for them, their days were … Continue reading

April Charity Spotlight on Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

April Charity Spotlight on Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

Rescue dogs aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity a rescue dog. Adopt One. And be proud to have their greatness by your side. Founded in October 2001, Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to finding safe, loving, and permanent homes for unwanted Golden Retrievers in Arizona. Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is a Golden Retriever Rescue Organization in Phoenix AZ. … Continue reading

September Charity Spotlight on Noah’s Arks Rescue

“We are not a shelter.  Our wish and lifelong hope is that our Society becomes educated in the ethical treatment of all animals and to stop the senseless killing of animals that have been tortured and abused.”   Headed by President, Jennifer Simple Smith, based out of South Carolina, Noah’s Arks Rescue became a 501c3 a Not for Profit Organization in 2009. Noah’s Arks Rescue supplies emergency medical, surgical and rehabilitation to abused animals. CHIEF – 2 to 3-year-old Walker Hound Mix. Chief was in a bad dog fight while in the presence of his old family. They did not … Continue reading

July Charity Spotlight on Shadow’s Fund

Shadow's Fund: 4Knines Charity Spotlight July 2016

At the age of 15, Shadow was left tied to a tree outside an animal shelter with little chance of being adopted. Thankfully, a committed network of volunteers saved Shadow from spending his final days locked in a lonely cage. Touched by the plight of this grey bearded dog, Cody Rackley and Jill Anderson welcomed Shadow to their family where he spent his remaining days enjoying life on their ranch. For the next 1 ½ years, Shadow’s pure joy for life touched all who knew him. After Shadow passed from this world at the age of 16, Jill and Cody … Continue reading

December Charity Spotlight on Canine Assistants

Canine Assistants: 4Knines Charity Spotlight December 2015

Training Great Dogs to Help Special People The volunteers at Canine Assistants have been working since 1991 to improve the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities, seizure conditions, or other special needs. Founded by Jennifer Arnold, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a teenager, this non-profit organization trains and provides service dogs, seizure response dogs, and companion dogs to eligible applicants living in the Atlanta area. Because Jennifer fully understands the challenges of living with a life-changing diagnosis, she is inspired to provide others with the gift of unconditional love and acceptance offered by specially trained service dogs. … Continue reading

November Charity Spotlight on Muttville

Muttville: 4Knines Charity Spotlight November 2015

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!! Tragically, hundreds of friendly, well-behaved dogs are euthanized every day. Far too many senior dogs are abandoned at local shelters for a variety of reasons including a caretaker’s death or illness, relocation, working long hours, family dynamics, or unexpected financial circumstances. Some dogs of advanced age are in poor health as well. Their stories range from the heartbreaking to the heartwarming, but the sad reality is that older pets are often the last to be adopted from traditional shelter systems. In 2007, Sherri Franklin, longtime animal advocate and rescue worker, decided to do something to improve … Continue reading

July Charity Spotlight on Pilots N Paws

Pilots N Paws Charity: Saving Dog Lives

Four million animals are euthanized each year because they do not have homes. One national charity is going “above and beyond” to change all that. Their mission? Saving the lives of innocent animals. In this month’s spotlight, 4Knines recognizes Pilots N Paws for their unique approach to saving the lives of innocent animals. Working with volunteer pilots, plane owners, rescue groups, and other volunteers around the world, Pilots N Paws provides an online forum to facilitate the transport of rescued animals to a safe haven. Pilots N Paws provides a user-friendly environment where all parties can come together to make arrangements for … Continue reading