Southern Indiana Rescue Effort
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WANT TO MEET A LARGE, DARK, AND HANDSOME BOY?! Of course you do! Southern IN Rescue Effort is proud to introduce you to 'Buck', a splendid Black Labrador Retriever dog currently at the Hancock County Animal Control in Lewisport, KY! If the sight of this gorgeous and friendly big boy doesn't get the blood pumping faster through your veins, I don't know what to say! Someone to play ball with, and run; chill on the couch with AND SLEEP WITH! YAAAY! That's what Black Labrador Retriever Dogs are for, you know! Buck is 57lbs of pure canine love and still a very young dog at approximately 1-1.5 years old. Heartworm negative, this poor fellow was picked up as a stray in the County, and Buck has been at the facility for over three months now. WHY?! because it really doesn't matter if you are friendly with all people and other dogs too...Buck is a LARGE BLACK DOG, and he is going to need some assistance leaving even the best Animal Control alive, folks. Hancock County Animal Control is one of the best facilities I know of; if they weren't, I simply would NOT help them. The staff at this Animal Control tries very diligently to place all their adoptable charges with great families and/or rescue; please help me HELP THEM place this very nice dog! Buck deserves a home...INSIDE, with an awesome family who will love and treasure him for his entire life. You won't be sorry you took a chance on this big, gentle boy...not at all! Buck loves toys, balls, and will come to you completely vetted and microchipped too! For more information, please call/text Deb at 812-430-8009 or Director Sage at 270-922-7566. You may also call Hancock directly at 270-927-8544. The Hancock County Animal Control is only a very short drive from the Evansville IN/Henderson KY area' their hours of operation are mon-fri 8AM-4PM, and sat 9AM-noon. Please feel free to COME ON DOWN and visit Buck soon! Be sure and bring him a ball and a dog biscuit...woof! woof!
Although 2015 has definitely continued the legacy of 2014 in not living up to the promise and the adoptions that we had hoped for, Southern Indiana Rescue Effort would still like to offer our profound thanks to the awesome people who opened their hearts and homes to this rescue's homeless animals. The 'rescue and rehome' scenerio for the United States remains dismal due to the same bad economy that has forced many citizens from their homes after having lost their jobs and ability to remain self sustaining. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort's ending adoption totals for 2013 are dismal and reflective of a nation that continues to be in dire economic crisis. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort works very hard, making every possible effort to successfully 'market' our rescues to middle and upper middle class families who share our companion animal mores but, in 2013, we were only been able to secure homes for six of our loving dogs, and a handful of cats/kittens. That's not to say we aren't grateful; the animals we saved went to the most loving and responsible of homes and should never again have to worry about irresponsible 'owners' neglecting them or dumping them in an Animal Control to die. In keeping with this rescue's policy of fairness, our six dogs and rescued felines have hailed from local situations as well as other states. Thor, Lewis, and Clark were dogs that came from a local family whose home was foreclosed upon, and we have provided a place in our rescue for Sheba, the momma dog until the family is able to reclaim her. Handsome brindle boy Buddy was pulled from a small, rural shelter in Illinois, while our sweet Maya was a collective effort all the way from Youngstown, Ohio. Petey the awesome pit boy joined our rescue from the state of Tennessee, while loving Bo Kitty was placed a second and FINAL TIME with a literally delighted and retired local couple. We remain cautiously optimistic about the future and our ability to continue assisting needy dogs and cats as our monetary situation and infrastructure will allow. Southern Indiana Rescue effort will endeavor to follow base, commonsense adoption guidlines such as not knowingly adopting our pit and pit mixes to individuals who rent; not owning ones own home and, therefore, being subject to the whims of a landlord is the number one reason animals are returned to shelters...we will not allow our animals to be placed in harm's way in this manner. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our many past adopter families of both dogs and cats for the wonderful updates on their pets and just generally for staying in touch with us! You have no idea how much your periodic updates, anecdotes and pictures actually mean to us! We would like to remind the public that Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is home to many deserving, gentle and loving dogs, all of whom were scheduled to be killed by a deplorable 'throw away' society, and some who actually missed their dates with death by a matter of mere hours. We remain committed to assisting as many dogs and cats as our infrastructure and monetary situation will allow...and also are adamant proponents of MANDATORY spay/neuter in all of the states. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is on Facebook under our founder and director's name 'Deb Conner', and our profile pictures currently is of a gorgeous black cat from a feral colony we have been managing for years. Our Facebook picture at the top of our page is of a smiling Blue Heeler dog named 'Steven' and who is a highly treasured family pet! This rescue also rehabs and assists wild, orphaned mammals when time permits (yes, we are wildlife rehabbers!) We remain committed and look forward to working with you, the public, and our many rescue contacts in the coming year and again ask that, if you are considering adding a pet to your family, please seriously consider us! Whenever you adopt an animal from Southern Indiana Rescue Effort, you are freeing 'kennel space' that allows us to help another dog, destined to die. Here is wishing you and yours the very best that life has to offer, and a rewarding and prosperous new year! Now, lets 'roll up our sleeves' and get to work!----------------------------------------------------------------
SOUTHERN INDIANA RESCUE EFFORT HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING 5013C STATUS, AND WILL DELAY OUR OBTAINING THIS DESIGNATION UNTIL THE US ECONOMY IMPROVES.
Who We Are
Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is a small rescue group located in Warrick county that has come to realize just how dire the situation for companion animals really is in the United States. Approximately 900 healthy, and adoptable companion animals are euthanized EVERY HOUR simply because there are not enough homes for them. We are adamant supporters of mandatory spay/neuter laws in all 50 states. Until this future scenario unfolds; however, Southern Indiana Rescue Effort will strive to provide a "safety net" for as many deserving animals as possible, one animal at a time, and without regard to breed, or species. When possible, you will find us readily "networking" with other rescue groups who share our desire to impact animal lives. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is on Facebook as a viable networking option for many of the 'death-row' animals that we cannot personally rescue, and as a convenient method of sharing pictures, videos, and amusing anecdotes with our many adoptive families. We heartily invite you to join us there... simply 'click' on Deb Conner, and join other animal and human rights advocates!
Adopting a friend
S.I.R.E. has a fairly simple adoption procedure that typically begins with a verbal "screening" right over the phone, and eventually culminates into our "Formal Adoption Agreement" with possible home visit. We want your adoption experience to be a successful one, and will make every effort to help "match" you with an appropriate pet for your family, living circumstances, and lifestyle.
Come Visit Us!
Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is a small rescue located on the premises of a single family residence, and our visits are by appointment only. We are located approximately 15 minutes east of Boonville Indiana, right off highway 62, in the town of Tennyson. Call 812-430-8009 to schedule an appointment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Remember, "it's raining dogs, hallelujah", so come and find yours today!
Southern Indiana Rescue Effort
Tennyson, IN 47637
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