What is Phillips Fosters Rescue?
We are a freshly started rescue located in North Texas. While we are not yet a Federal 501(c)3, we are Incorporated as a Nonprofit Incorporation with the state of Texas and equipped with a federal EIN number. Eventually we plan to obtain a Federal IRS 501(c)3 status.
What is your vision and mission statement?
Phillips Fosters Rescue was founded on the belief that no animal should have to go hungry, be abused, neglected, be killed by an animal shelter purely because of space. The rescue believes that all animals deserve to be treated with dignity, kindness, and respect and provided with care that increases their opportunity for a safe life.
Our goal is to provide homeless animals can be provided with medical care, love, and attention that will ultimately lead to adoption.
Additionally, PFR, Inc. is working towards:
- Instilling humane principles into society via special educational programs.
- Educating the public regarding the overpopulation of animals.
- Aiding in the prevention of abuse and cruelty to animals.
- Providing awareness campaigns regarding animal welfare.
- Rehabilitating injured and abused animals.
- Promoting responsible pet ownership.
- Promoting the placement of animals into loving, responsible and permanent homes.
There are so many rescue groups out there. What makes yours so different?
Each group has a different approach toward the problem of abandoned and unwanted animals. Some just take purebreds, some have size restrictions, some only take cats and some only take the "easy to place animals." One thing we cannot do, is take human aggressive animals in for safety reasons, regardless of breed. While we will branch out to fosters eventually, we cannot put them or ourselves in any type of danger. We take in animals that are injured, ill, abused and discarded and nurse them back to health with love, medical assistance and trust. That's what makes us so special and we hope that this devotion merits your financial support.
In addition to caring for the animals, we would also like to implement several animal protection and education programs in the community. For instance, we would like to: Provide safe, loving homes for the pets that are victims of dog fighting; develop an adoption exchange program with other animal care groups to reduce the number of euthanize animals, and establish a community outreach and educational program through the local schools for animal rights' education. If you have any contacts or you, yourself think you may be able to help us with this, your input/advice is more than welcomed. Please email us at PFRInc@gmail.com .
We also feel the need to really connect with our potential adopters. The safety and welfare of our residents is the most important thing to us. We offer fast, direct communication. We do not try to hide anything about our residents, medical or behavior. The safety of the pets that are already in the homes are also highly important to us.
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If I donate to your rescue, how will the money be spent?
We have no paid positions at PFR, Inc. so all the donations we receive directly benefit the animals in our care. Donations are used for:
How is your rescue funded?
- Veterinary expenses. Some animals require more care than others. All of our animals are spayed/neutered before placement, heart worm negative, all vaccinations, de-wormed, micro chipped and provided antibiotics if necessary.
- $50 guarantees a lifesaving vaccination for a dog or cat;
- $75 guarantees comprehensive medical care for one dog or cat;
- $50 supplies medical care and food for one animal and
- $400 helps rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for a litter of puppies.
- Pet food, bedding,and general needs.
- Assisting in helping defray the costs of printing brochures, adoption contracts, flyers, newsletters, advertising, etc.
PFR, Inc.is funded primarily by the donations. Since PFR, Inc. receives no city, state or federal funding we rely solely on charitable donations, fundraisers and the good will of people who love animals and want to help. Your support is crucial for us to continue our mission for years to come.
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We have a dog that we can no longer keep and want to give it to your rescue. What do we do?
Our rescue is usually filled to capacity. We are not currently accepting owner-surrendered animals. We generally do not take in owner surrenders or "strays" that other people have found. We usually pull our residents from local kill shelters that are on the kill list or have "special needs" warranting them out of the shelter as soon as possible. We only take in "owner surrenders" on a case by case basis, and if the animal is in severe need of help. All of our animals are evaluated before bringing into the rescue. Because we keep our residents in-home, which has young children, we cannot take any type of human aggressive animal into our program. We would be happy to counsel you regarding other options, if necessary.
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How do I adopt one of your fosters?
If you are interested in adopting one of our residents, please see our Adoption policies for complete information.
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Is a home visit really necessary?
Yes. A home visit, is for one required. Why is it required? It is put into place to get to know the home of the potential adopter. The area in which the potential adopter lives, and if it is adequate for our residents. As stated before, the safety and well being of our residents is our #1 priority. We do not want to be placing them into harms way.
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