Our Mission

Sunset walkWe are based in Rutherfordton, NC. We rescue pups and adults from our local ‘high-kill’ Animal Control and take in many dogs directly from the public. We have rescued over 7,800 dogs and puppies since January 2, 2004. We get all our rescued K9’s healthy(pups are quarantined for at least 3 weeks & receive at least 3¬†puppy boosters before they are allowed to leave our care), speutered, micro-chipped and transport to their pre-approved adopters every 3rd weekend of each month. From November through March, we send our adopted ones to their new families via a bonded commercial animal transport service.

About Rutherford County, NC

Rutherford County NC has NO shelter for adoptable animals. The only available space for strays & owner-released pets is a high-kill Animal Control facility, run by the local Sheriff’s Dept, and inmates from the local jail, which is located next to the county landfill where all potential adopters must drive down an unsavory road lined with drug dealers. Strays are given 72 hours for their owners to claim them. Owner-relinquished pets are given NO time IF space is limited, which is almost always the case, with only 18 runs at this county’s only facility. Their only hope is the occasional adopter, or rescue groups willing to make space for them.

Rutherford County NC was a thriving community of textile industries, until NAFTA helped move 90% of our factories to other countries. H4S a non-profit organization made up of hardworking volunteers working together for the good of saving homeless adoptable animals in our area, as fast as we can. We offer low-cost speuters for those who qualify & for strays who will have an opportunity for a good home, we can help defray costs, whenever possible. We also have plans for an educational program where we will supply any teacher willing to teach the importance of compassion towards their furry friends, speutering, the proper care of pets, and what they need to do if they see any neglect or abuse.

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