A Better Life Animal Rescue Inc.

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"Pets are not just things we own. They are members of our families. Pets give us unconditional love. They leave Paw Prints on our Hearts. In a perfect world no pet would be unwanted."

A Better Life Animal Rescue Inc. is located in Burke County ,NC.

We are a 501 C-3 Non-Profit.


A Better Life Animal Rescue is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and to save dogs and cats whose lives are in jeopardy because of neglect, mistreatment, illness, injury or ignorance. We do this by reporting animal neglect, abuse, mistreatment or cruelty to proper authorities; rescuing pets that are living under unhealthy or unsafe conditions or are being held by activities that kill animals considered to be unadoptable; providing dedicated, loving, temporary foster care for rescued animals; arranging for professional veterinary care for sick or injured animals and for spay/neuter procedures; matching rescued pets with suitable adoptive families; promoting a 100% spay/neuter program; and sponsoring educational programs that focus on animal overpopulation and proper care for pets.

Better Life Animal Rescue is a no-kill foster home-based animal rescue organization located in Burke County, North Carolina. We do not operate an animal shelter. We rely on volunteer foster families to provide temporary care for rescued dogs and cats until they can either be matched with loving, responsible, permanent adoptive families or until lost pets can be reunited with the own loving families.

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Our Pet Adoption Principles

We are not a first-come-first-served source of adoptable pets. We screen all prospective adoptive families for suitability before we will release one of our pets for adoption. We do not consider adoption requests until we receive completed, written adoption applications. We often receive numerous applications on individual animals. We then work to choose the best fit between adoptive families and pets, keeping the needs of the pet foremost in our minds. We always require a home visit with prospective adoptive families prior to final approval and release of a pet. We try to limit our travel time for home visits to a two-hour driving range (about 75 miles) from Morganton, NC. Any of our adoptable pets that are more than six months old will have been spayed/neutered prior to their release for adoption. When we release one of our pets for adoption, all of its vaccinations and worming treatments will be up-to-date and it will be current on preventive medications. All of our animals come with health guarantees from our veterinarian. We do not allow spaying or neutering of our rescued pets until they are at least six months old. We require that, if you adopt one of our animals that is less than six months old, you agree to have the procedure done shortly after the pet reaches six months of age, you sign a spay/neuter contract and you leave a refundable $100.00 deposit with us. We will return that deposit to you when we receive proof that the spay/neuter procedure has been completed. We will pay the expense of the spay/neuter procedure if it is done at our veterinarianís office. If you choose to have the spay/neuter procedure done by your own veterinarian, the expense will be your responsibility. You can then fax or email us proof of spaying/neutering from your veterinarian to receive your refund. Our standard adoption fee is $100.00. We offer discounts to senior citizens and to active, reserve, separated or retired veterans. Please direct any questions you may have about adopting one of our available pets to abetterlifear@gmail.com


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A Better Life Animal Rescue Phone: (828)-584-6767

Morganton, NC 28655

Email: ABetterLifeAR@gmail.com
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