For the love of the four legged friends we adore and those who need to be given a second chance for a good life.
ALL Creatures Matter Rescue is here to help small breed dogs in need and ensure they get the care they deserve. We then place them with carefully screened, loving families. There are many animals in the world without homes and millions are killed every year! This is unacceptable. ACM takes in as many dogs as possible who are either on "death row", from puppy mills or relinquished by their owners. They will be housed in a home where they will get individualized attention and care until they are adopted.
The welfare of these animals is of the utmost importance, therefore, an application and references will be required for adoption. They will be spayed or neutered, given all shots and tested for heartworm disease before leaving the rescue. In addition, we provide any needed medical attention the animal might require regardless of the costs. No animal will ever be euthanized in this rescue over money or inconvenience!
ACM exists to save the lives of animals in need and depends upon donations, adoptions, and volunteers to exist. We hope you take the time to look at our animals and make a donation of some kind to help those in need.
Simply complete the application and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission Statement
ACM exists to save animals from abuse, neglect, gas chambers, and puppy mills then to provide them with the best medical care, and much needed love.Our goal is to find them a forever home where they will have a second chance at a loving life.ACM will also endeavor to educate the public on the importance of proper pet care such as spaying/neutering, shots, appropriate training and interaction.Education will also include annual euthanasia rates and the reasons why, details about puppy mills and how important it is to adopt a rescue pet.ACM will show how animals have the same five senses as us as well as the indisputable health benefits to owning a pet.This mission has included plans for growth into a sanctuary where ALL creatures can live in peace and harmony.
SAVE THE DATE!FEBRUARY 8, 2014
ALL Creatures Matter Rescue is having it's first Gala fundraiser! We will have a buffet style Italian dinner, the hilarious performance of local comedians, a parade of adoptable paws, silent auctions, DJ, dancing and cash bar. Help is needed IMMEDIATELY so if you can help plan this wonderful event, please contact me asap. This will be such a fun evening all to support the rescue dogs.
WANT TO MEMORIALIZE YOUR PRECIOUS PET?
We now offer PET PHOTOGRAPHY. We can shoot in a variety of places and with or without their humans in the photos. We offer a quick turn around on prints and you can even get beautiful canvases that will look much like artwork. Let the world know how much you love your pet and let us create something very memorable that will look gorgeous in your home.
Now takings appointment requests:
Summer 2013 Dog Daze and Woofstock event for the Hamilton County Humane Society. It was a beautiful day and we can't wait to to it again next year.
THE ALL CREATURES MATTER RESCUE AND ADOPTION CENTER
My vision is to find a couple acres of land just outside the city limits that may have a barn or house on it. If not, I have priced some of the pre-fab buildings at Menards and they are priced between $8,000 - $16,000 depending upon size. I want to fence off several sections of the land, one part for larger dogs, one for medium dogs, one for small dogs and one for isolated dogs if they want to go outside. Ideally it would have a house for me to reside in but I am willing to purchase a mobile home to live on the grounds where I can keep watch over them 24/7 and be to care for them.
I am finding as I write this business plan that this is a costly dream. There is so much to consider and I need specialists to volunteer some time and/or materials to make this happen. The rescue center itself will have separate rooms for all types and sizes of dogs as well as an isolation room for the sick animals. We will have a community room where people can come and visit with the animals as well as let schools make field trips to the center to learn about animal care and responsible pet ownership. I would like to have a small room to the side where I can do some pet photography to help supplement the cost of running the center. As the center grows, I want to eventually be able to rescue all types of animals and if they are never adopted, they can live out their lives right there on the land with me.
I will be pursuing radio ads, TV ads, interviews, newpapers and the internet to get the information out to the public. Again, this can get costly so we need donations of time slots and money.
This is our capital improvement fund. These funds will only be used to
purchase land and a building to house the animals and will sit in the bank until it's time to make a purchase. We intend to open an
adoption/rescue center in Hamilton County, Indiana. We need lots of
help to make this happen. If you would like to see more dogs saved from
gas chambers and puppy mills, please join us in this endeavor. Foster homes just
aren't enough anymore because we are extremely limited on how many dogs
we can save. This is long term planning and we need volunteers to help
with this. If you have expertise in these matters, please email me at
email@example.com. I hope you will reach out to me and get involved in helping me save these dogs.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation and watch us build something the community will enjoy and where animals destined for gas chambers can live out their lives!
She lived on the streets for over a year, sleeping under bushes in ice and snow storms, eating out of trash cans. She made friends with a family's dog and started coming into their yard where they fed her. The police chased and cornered her but only terrorized her. Animal control shot her with a tranquilizer gun 3 times but didn't go after her. She has been teased by the kids at a local elementary school and then there were threats to shoot her on sight. Eventually the kind family got her into their garage and that is where she has been confined for the last several days until we can find a place for her. She is now part of this rescue and she needs medical care, grooming and training until we can safely place her in a home. She is extremely afraid but showed no signs of aggression whatsoever. She is just craving love and attention but is so fearful due to what she has experienced.
Arfpocalypse was held on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Klipsche Music Ctr in Noblesville, IN. It was slated to be the state's largest adoption event bringing much awareness to homeless dogs in need. We were also going for the Guinness World Record for most costumed dogs in one place. The record is just over 1,300 and I thought we would DOUBLE that! Unfortunately we came in at 835. Far short of what was expected. Very disappointed in the Hoosiers who didn't come out to support this and bring about worldwide attention to rescue dogs. I hope you will ALL show up next year! There were many vendor booths, free giveaways, things to purchase, food and a concert by Here Come the Mummies. Let's not forget all the wonderful canines who tolerated us humans dressing them in goofy gear that they didn't understand. Rudy Patooty especially wondered why he, being such a 'he man', was dressed as a fairy. But he looked so cute!
We have several opportunities for people who want to help the animals and this rescue.
Drive animals to vet appointments
Assist with photographing the animals
Assist with transporting dogs from kill shelters to safety of rescue
Assist with processing applications, i.e. checking references, home visits
Assist with bathing and grooming incoming dogs
Return certain rescue phone calls
Long term planning for the rescue, i.e. new building, land, etc.
Input receipts into Quickbooks
Gala 2014 planning committee
Need a professional rendering of our rescue center
Did you know when you adopt a rescue dog
that you are actually saving TWO lives?
You're saving the one you adopt AND
a homeless pet that now has room in a rescue.
Fosters are VIPs! They are precious to me and I consider them HEROES!
Fostering animals can be a very rewarding experience. You get the love and companionship of an animal until they are placed with a carefully screened, caring permanent home. You also get the first option of adoption if you find you just cannot part with them. This is so rewarding because you provide a home, care, and comfort to an animal who would otherwise be killed in a shelter somewhere. And that feels wonderful! There is nothing like a rescue dog. It's as if they know they've been saved and they are so grateful and loving. It's quite a wonderful experience.
Benefits of Fostering
You save a dog's life
You have a companionship even though you cannot make a permanent commitment
It doesn’t cost you much. Just some time and food. The rescue pays for all vet fees.
You get a rewarding sense of fulfillment for saving that life
The dog may become better behaved, giving him a greater chance at a lifetime home
You will gain experience in caring for and training a pet
You become a part of the ALL Creatures Matter family
Of course, there are some cons
The dog you take in may not be a ‘perfect’ dog. It likely came from a shelter or a puppy mill and may need more attention than most.
Patience is required for training and for teaching some of the dogs to trust people
It requires someone to be home most of the time and to be dedicated to helping the dog learn
You may fall in love and be sad when it leaves
The benefits of fostering a dog in need far outweigh the downside. You will be part of taking a dog from death row to a fur-ever home. Imagine the feeling of saving a life and then helping that dog to become the best it can be and watching it go to a loving home. It is unbelievably rewarding! If you are willing to take this on, contact me and together we will make it happen. There is a dog RIGHT NOW that needs your help.
WE NEED FOSTER HOMES. IF YOU ARE WILLING
TO BE A FOSTER PARENT TO A DOG IN NEED, PLEASE CONTACT US:
Simply complete the application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IS THIS WORK TOO HARD?
Some days I wonder how I got into this. Dogs running around in all directions, barking, whining, peeing and fighting; giving them one bath after another; separating the alpha males; chasing the one that got loose in the neighborhood and refuses to come! Then there are some who like to chew on things like furniture, books and knick knacks; tearing up every single dog toy and 'de-stuffing' it; carrying laundry, shoes, purses and remote controls into the backyard; jumping on my furniture; soiling their crates; then I'm walking the yard cleaning up all the brown 'presents' they left. It feels like it's almost constant cleaning up after dogs! The carpet cleaner has become a permanent fixture in my living room. And then comes feeding time, major chaos with dogs fighting to get someone else's food before they're locked in their crates to eat in peace. I can't forget about the dog bite that got infected and ran up my medical bills. All the money spent on vet bills, dog food, cleaning products, medicines and various dog supplies is mind boggling! Times like these are frustrating and challenging. One day during such an episode, someone who was there with me looked at me in frustration and said "Is this really worth it?” I hesitated, looked around at them, took a deep breath and said "Yes! Yes, it's worth it. They are alive and happy and that's what matters!" with a smile on my face.
Yes! It is worth it. It may sound rough but it's not so bad considering lives are being saved and dogs are being made healthy and happy. Nothing worth having comes easy and that includes this type of work. But for the first time in my life, I see the reward of a job well done that I think is actually fulfilling. It's a beautiful thing when a sick dog finally gets better and you know he's going to survive; or when one of them looks at you with their sweet eyes, wags their tails and wants nothing more than to give you a wet kiss and let you know they love you.
Yes, they are definitely worth it.
“ We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they
would depict the devil in human form. ” - William Ralph Inge (1860-1954)