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Pets Without Parents of Central Illinois
In March 2007, Pets Without Parents (PWP) contracted with Mason County to operate it's animal shelter. The shelter is located in a remote village of Teheran. The building is in need of many repairs and our hope is to build a shelter in a more central part of Mason County. We currently have 9 dog kennels and 8 cat cages.
PWP was formed in 2004 and has been a licensed shelter to operate a foster based program, which we still continue today.
Our mission is to provide humane and ethical treatment of all companion animals including stray, homeless, abused and the unwanted. To accomplish this we foster these animals until an adoptive home can be found that will care for them properly. Our next priority is to facilitate the spay and neuter of all companion animals n our community and to educate the public on the humane treatment of all animals.
In 4 years
PWP has adopted 854 dogs and cats
PWP has rescued 1,641 dogs and cats from county animal shelters; transferring them to no-kill rescue groups where they have been adopted to forever homes.
PWP has facilitated the spay & neuter of over 2,400 dogs and cats
PWP has distributed over 12 TONS of dog and cat food to families in need
PWP has conducted over 300 humane investigations
PWP has assisted more than 100 families with funds for emergency vet care
PWP contracts with Mason County to operate their animal shelter and has reduced the euthanasia rate from over 90% to 16% in 26 months, saving the lifes of 1,222 dogs and cats
PWP has joined forces with ASPCA & HSUS to put an end to Puppy Mills
PWP has made several upgrades at the shelter including dog beds, replaced the rabbit cages with stainless steel cat cages, built a fence & outdoor runs so the dogs could exercise & set up a protocol of preventative medicine so all animals are vaccinated & treated for parasites upon admission.
We are proud of what we have accomplished the past 5 years & how we have positively impacted the animals and people of our communities. Unfortunately, given our agrarian population & lack of large population centers, we constantly struggle with placing large numbers of unwanted pets. We have no quarantine facility & no way to separate the cats from the dogs.
ZOOTOO SHELTER MAKE-OVER I
Our tiny group of dedicated, passionate volunteers worked tirelessly on the zootoo contest to climb from #940 to the top 20 IN 8 WEEKS! We made it to #8 and we still have the dream of a new shelter for Mason County!
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Reader's Reviews (107)
PWP Really puts animals first?!?!
posted 6 years ago
I was questioned recently involving adopting a dog (which i loved the idea form adopting through a rescue) about my living twoa nd half hours away and if this would be a problem. I said not at all. I was told other then that, that the only thing that had to be checked was my references. I checked with my references three days after and they still had not been called. Today i receive an email basically now explaining the truth ..that it is inconvienent to have to go the vet twice for a health certificate for the animal to go out of state. All i ask is that it is SPECIFIED when the foster parent is contacted that you do not adopt out of state. Then i wouldn't be led on and holding off trying to find a pet elsewhere. What it comes down to is they were waiting for a better offer and knew all along that they would prefer not adopting to me. I find that to be a shame, if it is all about the animals. I live in a greta neighborhood, with a huge yard, have experienced knowledge around dogs, plenty of time, and a huge amount of love and I guess I found it disappointing. My first and last experience with a rescue or shelter was awful. We went back and forth with questions and answers and basically it came down to a foster mom not having the time to have to go to two vets for a certificate when they could just adopt to someone local. I don't believe this is how everyone is treated, i just advise that before anyone gets there heart set on a dog and is made ot think that it is pretty much done, that what it really comes down to is convienence.....NOT love.
Pros: Immediate response...
Cons: Needs to specify that they do not prefer to adopt out of state
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