HELPING A COMMUNITY SHELTER
Pet Rescue is helping to support the animals at the Mount Vernon Shelter, a local city-run facility with limited resources. Pet Rescue volunteers were instrumental in the launch of the Friends of the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter program that has since recruited dozens of volunteers from throughout the community and raised funds for everything from training and treats to air conditioning units.
Pet Rescue also provides free spay-neuter services and emergency care to many of the shelter's dogs and cats. A percentage of proceeds from our two major fundraising events - the Gala and Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk - go to the Friends group to support the animals at the shelter.
Volunteers make sure that every dog gets out of their kennel for a walk and a treat every day. They organize fundraising events, hold adoption days and provide administrative assistance. They also support a dog training and evaluation program, and help find homes.
HELPING STREET CATS
Volunteers with Pet Rescue support street cats through programs to trap, neuter and return (TNR) and to find homes for those that are friendly. Our work is primarily in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Port Chester, and White Plains and done on a by-request basis. The goal is to keep feral colonies from reproducing and to rescue cats that had been pets until they were put outside and abandoned.
Volunteers partner with other rescue groups, including Pet Adoption League and the Westchester Humane Society, to help find homes for those that are adoptable.
Pet Rescue has a very limited number of volunteers available to do TNR and would welcome more hands to help with feeding, trapping, transportation and aftercare.