In early 2013, a few good people took a trip down south to pick up one rescue dog they found online. That night, those same people ended up taking six dogs home.
Can anyone really be prepared for the conditions of a shelter with limited funding and few regulations? If you’re a “dog person,” you have seen and heard of the deplorable conditions that are common in dog shelters in the south. However, nothing compares to seeing it first hand.
Over the course of the next few months, a kennel was purchased, a nonprofit organization was born, and a team of people all formed what is now known as Friday’s Rescue Foundation in Groton, Connecticut.
At the cornerstone of our foundation is an animal hospice program. Many of the dogs we rescue are old, injured, abused, and sick. We provide medical care, medication, and the most nutritious food possible to help these “underdogs” get back on their feet. We recognize that it takes very special and dedicated people to love and care for these dogs, and we are fortunate to have an abundance of support.
Adoptions are what keep us moving and make us able to rescue more and more dogs. In the past year and a half, we have been able to adopt out over 200 dogs. We look for exceptional homes and take the placement of the animals in our care very seriously because we know first hand what they have been through.
As we grow, we are finding our way in the world of animal rescue. We are blessed to have a core of deeply passionate employees that work on our team. One dog at a time… we press on.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Dali Lama