ALL Creatures Matter Rescue, Inc.  
It's not just a name, it's a fact.     
For the love of the four legged friends we adore and those who need to be given a second chance for a good life.
Welcome


See puppies under the Watch Me Grow tabALL Creatures Matter Rescue is here to help animals 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.  ACM plans to open a sanctuary where ALL types of animals can live out their lives in safety.  With limited funds and space, we've started with dogs, but soon ACM will be saving dogs, cats, birds, farm animals, etc. 

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, micro-chipped, dewormed  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 angie@allcreaturesmatter.org


Our precious Livvie and Tandy have both tested high positive for heartworm disease.  This is very expensive to treat.  Please consider making an immediate donation to help me get these girls treated ASAP.  High positive means that it's advanced and time of of the essence.  They have had such hard lives up till now and were recently rescued from a high kill shelter. 

Tandy arrived very underweight but is now thriving.  She is such a happy dog.  She knows basic commands (sit, lie down, off, stay, walk).  She loves to wrestle with me although that has to stop now until she's treated.  She's very cuddly and tries to be a lap dog even though she so big!  She will curl herself up as small as she can and get into my lap.  If she can't, she will lay her head either on my lap or next to me and whine pitifully until I give in.  To look at her you might think she's scary but she is really the biggest baby ever; though I do feel safe when she's around. 

Livvie is so much smaller than Tandy that she can walk under her yet she only weighs 9 lbs less than her right now!  She is all muscle, very firm.  She is more timid than Tandy though she is starting to really come out of her shell.  She wants to play so badly but now she can't for awhile.  She loves to cuddle and is very easy going.  One of the women who helped transport her from GA to IN fell in love with her and now wants to adopt her!  Let's get her treated and into her new home ASAP!


Help me give them the best chance at life right now!  Thank you!! 



                   
Tandy when she first arrived 3/17/14                   Tandy a week later after gaining a few pounds

                   
Livvie is already very spoiled and snores!              I caught her sleeping 'upside down'





**You can see updates on our Facebook page under ALL Creatures Matter Rescue, Inc. as they are treated and adopted into their new homes!

  SPRING FUNDRAISER!!


We've had a tough winter! 
And it's time to get some beautiful flowers for your garden!


  • Very affordable pricing
  • 100% money back guarantee on every plant
  •  Ships directly to YOU
  • Generous donation to rescue dogs

FREE FLOWERS!
The person who sells the most flowers by April 15, 2014 will get $50 in FREE FLOWERS of their choice!

Click the link below, browse the catalog and place an order for the dogs and the sanctuary we want to build!

PLEASE NOTE:
When you plant one of these bulbs, you have helped pay for a bowl of food, a toy, a vaccine or vet care for a rescue dog.  Then when you see it bloom, remember how you helped the dogs bloom who would have otherwise been killed.  










POSTPONED
We need volunteers to make this happen as soon as possible..........(still waiting!)
DO YOU LOVE ANIMALS? 
DO YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SAVE THEM? 
ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP SUPPORT GETTING IT OPENED?  DO YOU WANT TO COME VISIT THE SANCTUARY AND INTERACT WITH THE ANIMALS? 
THEN PLEASE HELP WITH THIS GALA AND/OR MAKE A DONATION!

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.

angie@allcreaturesmatter.org
or
317.513.9626



A Sanctuary in the Making?

I have found the perfect place to open my rescue center/sanctuary. 
Everything we need is already there. 

  • Ranchette with 224' frontage on Mystic Rd. & running 973.83' deep,
  • Stable/pole barn is 30' x 72' and has separate electric meter, water hydrant, is partially insulated and has electric wall heaters, a gas furnace and ceiling fans.
  • Stable/Pole Barn has 4 stalls, each 10' x 14', with heated water buckets for winter
  • All stalls and the 10' x 28' center aisle have RUBBER FLOORING.
  • A 12'x 20' Shelter Logic canopy is in the pasture to shelter the animals when out roaming
  • A 12' x 20' fabric canopy is along the south side of the pole barn for additional space
  • A 10' x 13' metal building with electric outlet and ceiling light can be used for small animals
  • 10' x 12' enclosed dog run
  • 4 acres of fenced in pastures
  • A manufactured home for director to live in and be with animals 24/7
    In addition, there is a large back yard that will be privacy fenced separately to allow plenty of room for the dogs to play and get exercise.  With having 4 1/2 acres accessible, there is plenty of room to enable the construction of other buildings as needed in the future to house more animals. 
 Plans for income to sustain the animals and property:
  1. Massive fundraising effort to raise enough money to initially secure the property
  2. Public tours on specified days
  3. Can board up to 4 horses at $350/month = $1,400 monthly income
  4. School field trips to teach about animal care and to interact with them
  5. Monthly contributors
  6. Continued online fundraising, such as online auctions, Amazon store, online fundraisers with Pampered Chef, Avon and Scentsy
  7. Annual Gala, numerous outdoor events such as farmer's markets, events geared towards animals, Pet Expo, adoption events, etc.
  8. T shirt, bumper stickers, and car magnet sales
  9. Annual calendar featuring rescued animals from the sanctuary
  10. Photography fundraisers such as Pictures With Santa, Fall Harvest, Spring Fling, Winter Wanderland, etc.
  11. Huge garage sales to which many people usually donate items to sell, once or twice per year
  12. A Paw's Cause 5K walk/run
  13. Dog & Cat long term boarding
  14. Dog & Cat day care
  15. Grooming
  16. Training classes
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN. 
JUST IMAGINE HOW MANY ANIMALS WILL BE SAVED!!! 

When I  think of all the animals who are killed for no good reason other than 'space' or the sniffles, or even a loose stool, it makes me sick!  Bigger dogs, especially black ones, are typically the first to be put down.  My sanctuary will have big and black dogs running all over the place!!!  They can come here to stay until they are adopted OR for the rest of their lives.  Three legged dogs and cats, blind animals, hard to adopt animals will all find a home here!  Farm animals who have been starved or mistreated can come here to live out their lives as well.  Obviously this will be NO KILL facility.  I will ALWAYS have tons of pictures and videos for all my friends around the world to see. 
And my doors will be open on certain days and times for the public to come visit the animals. 
Of course, volunteers will be welcomed EVERY DAY!  :) 

PLEASE DONATE! Even if it's only $5. It all adds up so quickly & as many friends as we all have on Facebook, Twitter & in real life, we could raise this money within DAYS if everyone donated just a tiny amount.
 

IS THIS SANCTUARY WORTH $5 TO YOU??
DO YOU LOVE ANIMALS? 
DO YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SAVE THEM? 
ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP SUPPORT GETTING IT OPENED? 
DO YOU WANT TO VISIT THE SANCTUARY AND INTERACT W/ THE
ANIMALS? 
THEN PLEASE MAKE A DONATION HERE!

ALL DONORS WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOMED AT THE SANCTUARY


Our 501(c)(3) is pending and will be retroactive so your donations should be tax deductible!




CLICK ON PICTURES BELOW TO SEE THE LAND
AND FACILITIES


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.





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!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We have several opportunities for people who want to help the animals and this rescue. 
  • Adoption events
  • Fundraising events
  • Procurement committee
  • Marketing
  • Community outreach
  • Newsletters
  • 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
    • Volunteer Interest Form

      If you want to get involved with ALL Creatures Matter Rescue and helping the dogs, please complete this interest form and you will be contacted as soon as possible.  Thank you!

    • First Name:
      Last Name:
      Address Street 1:
      City:
      Zip Code: (5 digits)
      State:
      Phone:
      Email:
      Age:
      Please list areas of
      interest as well as any
      questions.

      Security Code: *  




Help support ALL Creatures Matter Rescue by making a much needed donation. Vet bills are high, feeding costs are high and we are trying to secure a building and land so we can save more dogs.  If you would like to be part of this, make a donation and volunteer.  We need the help!






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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:
 317.513.9626

Simply complete the application and email to angie@allcreaturesmatter.org

Donald's Handy WorkIS 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)

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