Angels Among Us Animal Rescue
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Angels Among Us Animal Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit rescue group in Brighton TN. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who love animals and have dedicated our lives to saving as many animals as we can and re-homing them into loving homes.

Our rescue group has a NO DOG LEFT BEHIND POLICY which means that when we pull an animal from the shelter whatever and how many are in that cage that we pull from we rescue them all. We do not leave animals behind, regardless of the breed, age and disabilities they may have we still rescue them. Alot of rescues only rescue "adoptable animals" and we think ALL animals deserve a second chance not just the "adoptable ones". We do NOT discriminate!

Our animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, dewormed, heartworm tested (and treated if they are positive), current on heartworm prevention and micro chipped. We work with our animals on house training, crate training an any issues they might have. These animals that are once dumped at this high kill shelter now knows what it feels like to be in a home where they are loved and cared for, but that is not enough. We are looking for their "furever" homes that they can finally call their own. Our mission is to educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering your animals to help stop the pet overpopulation and continue to save these animals lives in the process.

Every year in the United States, an estimated three to four million cats and dogs are killed in animal shelters. The simple fact is that there are far more cats and dogs in the world than there are people who are willing or able to be guardians. Most were recklessly or accidentally bred, resulting in a serious animal companion overpopulation crisis that causes immense suffering for its victims and heartbreak for those who work to save their lives.

No matter how homeless animals end up shelters—whether they are purchased from a breeder or puppy mill and later relinquished, ferals or strays picked up from the street, or lost family pets—their fate is too often to die, even though most are perfectly healthy and adoptable. The best that those who cannot find homes can hope for is to be painlessly euthanized by lethal injection in the arms of a caring person. Unfortunately, dogs and cats in some shelters suffer a cruel death by carbon monoxide asphyxiation with other animals in a gas chamber. Some shelters even engage in “pound seizure,” meaning they sell or give homeless animals to research laboratories for experimentation. No matter how unwanted animal companions leave this world, their deaths are always sad, as they result in the needless loss of precious lives.

While the population explosion is the result of not one but many causes, the fact that these millions of deaths could be prevented makes them all the more tragic and intolerable. Encouraging people to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them is important. However, it is even more imperative that our society implement measures to reduce the number of puppies and kittens being born at the source. This can best be accomplished by spaying and neutering as many animals as possible.


The Solution to Overpopulation: Spaying and Neutering


Spaying/neutering means sterilizing dogs and cats so that they can’t reproduce. Female animals are spayed by performing a surgical procedure to remove their uterine organs so they cannot be impregnated, while neutering involves castrating male animals so they are unable to inseminate females. Both operations are done using anesthesia typically on dogs and cats older than eight weeks of age.

Permanent sterilization has proven to be the most effective method of preventing animals from being born into a world that cannot provide for their needs. Slowing birth rates also reduces the strain on overburdened shelters, allowing them to keep animals longer instead of euthanizing them for lack of space. Fortunately, concerted efforts by shelters, legislators and animal advocates have made spaying and neutering much more widespread, available and affordable. Some of the key solutions used to stem overpopulation include:

Spay/neuter laws – At least 30 states have passed legislation requiring sterilization of cats and dogs adopted from community shelters. Many state laws charge guardians who choose not to sterilize their animal companions a substantial financial penalty. Laws are stronger in some areas of the country than in others. In New York City, for example, even dogs and cats sold in pet stores must be spayed or neutered. Rhode Island requires guardians to spay or neuter all cats over six months of age, no matter how they are acquired, or pay a licensing fee. Advocates expect this to reduce the number of animals euthanized in the state by about 65%.(3)




Benefits of Spaying/Neutering

Sterilizing dogs and cats not only reduces animal companion overpopulation, homelessness and euthanasia, but also benefits individual cats and dogs, their guardians and society at large:

Benefits for animals – Spaying and neutering helps animals live longer, healthier lives by eliminating or reducing many health problems. For example, spayed female cats and dogs cannot get uterine or ovarian cancer, and are at greatly reduced risk for breast cancer. Neutered males cannot get testicular cancer and have better odds of avoiding prostate disease. Sterilized animal companions are far less likely to roam in search of mates, running away or getting into fights as a result. This helps protect animals from contracting fatal diseases such as feline leukemia or FIV (feline AIDS) that are spread through the exchange of bodily fluids.

Benefits for guardians – Sterilizing animals makes them more affectionate companions and eliminates or reduces many behavior and temperament problems. For instance, neutered cats are far less likely to spray and mark territory by urinating indoors, and neutering dogs reduces socially inappropriate mounting. Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the heat cycle which can invoke constant howling, nervousness and the unwelcome attention of male animals. Animals who are spayed or neutered are also less likely to bite their guardians and other people.

Benefits for society – Every year, communities spend tens of millions in tax dollars on catching, sheltering, euthanizing and disposing of homeless cats and dogs. The average cost per animal can be much as $300. Sterilizing animals to prevent accidental or irresponsible breeding is a cost-effective way to reduce these expenses while enabling shelters to make better use of their limited resources.

What You Can Do:

- Please spay and neuter your animal companions to reduce overpopulation and urge others to do the same. If you are in need of discounted services, visit www.spayusa.org for information on finding a service in your area.

- Never buy a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store: instead, save a life by adopting a homeless animal from your local shelter



You May Be the Perfect Dog Owner if You . . .

  • Believe caring for a dog for 15 years does not seem like a lifetime.
  • Look forward to big, wet kisses when you come home each day.
  • Like sharing your house with someone who sheds, tracks dirt occasionally and possibly drools.
  • Don't mind sharing your house with someone who will never clean up after him or herself.
  • Want to take care of someone every day.
  • Love a playmate who likes to chase balls and drag off shoes.
  • Don't mind a playmate who likes to slobber on balls and toys.
  • Would like to spend your extra money on pet food, toys, veterinary care, chew bones and more chew bones.
  • Want someone to adore you even on a bad hair day.
  • Believe that spaying and neutering pets will help solve the pet overpopulation problem.
  • Can't imagine leaving your devoted pet behind when you move.
  • Want to keep an ID tag on your pets, so they can always get back to you no matter what.
  • Enjoy unconditional love and constant companionship

You May Be The Perfect Cat Owner If You . . .

  • Believe caring for a pet for 15 to 18 years does not seem like a lifetime.
  • Look forward to having your ankles rubbed by an affectionate, hairy animal.
  • Don't mind sharing your house with someone who sheds, tracks kitty litter and throws up hairballs.
  • Don't mind sharing your house with someone who will never clean up after him or herself.
  • Love a housemate who will randomly and regularly entertain you with outrageous and silly antics (at his whim, not yours).
  • Want to take care of someone every day.
  • Like your lap warmed whenever you sit down.
  • Would like to spend your extra money on pet food, toys, veterinary care, kitty litter and more kitty litter.
  • Want to be welcomed with a soft purr of appreciation.
  • Believe that spaying and neutering pets will help solve the pet overpopulation problem.
  • Can't imagine leaving your devoted pet behind when you move.
  • Want to keep an ID tag on your pets, so they can always get back to you no matter what.
  • Enjoy unconditional love and constant companionship.
  • Believe that keeping your cat indoors is best for your pet's well-being.


 
 
 
 
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