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(4.3 out of 5, based on 6 reviews)

PO Box 128Pickerington, OH 43147

We don’t know how Darrin spent his early life. His story begins in Pickerington Ohio, when he was found in below zero weather. That’s when a good Samaritan stepped in. Darrin was brought into a warm home and given lots of food, water and love. But what about all of the other unwanted cats and dogs?

In January 2003, the good Samaritan gathered a group of concerned individuals in Fairfield and Franklin Counties to organize a new animal shelter. The Board members of New Beginnings Animal Shelter received their Articles of Incorporation and began planning for their new shelter. We were granted our Federal Tax Identification Number and our 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt status in 2003. The last two filings with the state have also been completed. Our goal is to find land and build a shelter. Currently, we are using a foster care system. Fundraising is underway! We receive no government funding. Our revenues are generated from private donations and fundraising efforts.

It is the goal of New Beginnings to end the senseless tragedy of euthanizing healthy animals. Our no-kill policy means that animals will not be euthanized as a means of population control or a matter of convenience. However, for an animal that has no hope for a quality life, euthanasia may be the only humane option. New Beginnings Animal Shelter strives to preserve and enhance life.

We need the support and help of concerned citizens to become as effective and wide-reaching as possible. We hope you will join us!

Our Purpose

To rescue, rehabilitate and place domestic animals into stable homes
To educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets
To build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to society

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Reader's Reviews (6)
Rating: 1

Losing Chris

posted 5 years ago

We met a sweet dog named Chris at Petsmart. He and my dog hit it off. When we applied for adoption, we told the volunteers we had a small house, but a nice yard and big hearts. And, we plan to move to a large house and farm in a few months. We replaced the gate to our fence in anticipation of Chris coming to our house with a temporary latch until we could put a permanent one. In the mean time I watched Chris every time we put him in the yard. We decided to keep him for a few days to see how he adjusted to our other pets. We fell in love. My daughter grew very attached. Then Barb called me saying a volunteer was going to get Chris to get his final shots. I put a new collar and leash on Chris. I asked if I had time to run an errand before they brought Chris back. The volunteer said yes. After the one errand I waited all afternoon for Chris's return. Finally, after 4 hours I called the volunteer, no reponse. I called Barb, no response. Then after 6 hours, I called one last time. No response. I called a friend who works with other rescue groups to try to contact Barb. I finally got a call. She said Chris was still at the vet's, she hadn't called back because she was at work (even though the initial call about the vet was while she was at work), and that we wouldn't get Chris back because our house was too small and the gate latch wasn't fixed. She saw the house and gate when she dropped off the dog and said nothing then. I felt very deceived. She was less than honest about their plans. If they weren't planning on returning the dog, I should have been informed immediately instead of making me sit and worry all day that something was wrong with the dog. I wonder if I would ever have gotten a response if my friend hadn't contacted them. My daughter was devastated. She had planned to train him as an agility dog because he was so lively and agile. These people should learn compassion, honesty and integrity when they deal with people willing to open their hearts and homes to homeless dogs. I even sought out a black dog because they traditionally have a difficult time getting adopted.

Pros: some of the volunteers seem nice

Cons: Dishonest practices

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Gene M.
Rating: 5

Good Bunch of People

posted 7 years ago

I have e-mailed Barb for a long time, passing Rescue information back and forth. Then I found, one of my former fosters mom volunteers with them.

Like other Rescues, cannot say enough good things, so keep up the good work!!!!

Pros: A Great Group

Cons: None

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