Important Rescue Village Updates:
There is lots of news from Rescue Village about programs and services through the end of June. While we continue to put great importance on keeping you, the staff, the volunteers, and the animals safe in the face of the ongoing pandemic, we are expanding our work to include:
- Increased intake of dogs and cats: the number of animals that will be available if or adoption is expanding. Thinking of adopting? Check out our adoptable animals on our website www.rescuevillage.org. We offer adoptions by appointments and virtual adoptions. Check the website for how-to information and where to call.
- Adoptions by appointments are a socially distanced way to find your new best friend. Our adoption counselors will walk you through the process.
- Our Trap Neuter and Return program, CatSmart, is up and running. This program offers low-cost spay and neuter service by appointment for outdoor cats only. Please check our website to make an appointment. Look for “What We Do” and follow to spay/neuter services.
- Our Fix It In the Farmland program offering low-cost rural S/N is now accepting appointments. Please call 440.338.4819 x 21.
- If you need pet food we offer free dog and cat food through our Pet Food Pantry–call 440.338.4819 x11 for information. We have regular drop offs in Thompson and Middlefield. Food may also be picked up from Rescue Village.
- Billie’s Barn Program serving horses and farm animals is open for adoption inquiries. Please see our website for available animals.
- If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect please contact our Humane Law Department at 440.338.4819 x41. All complaints are investigated by our Humane Agent.
Right now, our humane education programs for kids and adults are on hold until we get the go ahead from schools, nursing homes, and other facilities that we can start up our program. Camps were, sadly, cancelled for this summer. However, we are regularly reviewing the situation and will make further changes as we feel safe to do so.
Our wonderful volunteer program has been in safekeeping. We are slowly starting to reintroduce a few volunteers back to Rescue Village. We are looking forward to activating more volunteers based on need and health considerations. To say we miss our volunteers is an understatement.
We are dedicated to helping animals and helping people stay with their pets. The challenges over these past three months have been met with careful attention to health and determination to make sure that the lifesaving goes on. All of this work has been made possible by generous donations. We thank you!
Hope Brustein, Executive Director