All Creatures Big And Small, Inc.



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About Us


All Creatures Big & Small is a 501(c)(3) non-profit pet rescue founded in 2003 by Beulah Miller and Marjorie McCann to help adoptable pets in need. With the help of some very dear friends and volunteers, we have been able to save over 1400 animals and help decrease the pet overpopulation problem in our area. Our pets come from various places giving priority to pets in Oswego and Jefferson Counties. Since our incorporation, we have been able to save over 300 dogs from euthanasia due to overcrowding at our local dog control facilities and in local county shelters. Our rescue is proud to say that we are called upon by other agencies, including those in Southern states where the need is greatest, to help re-home adoptable dogs and cats. We do not have an established shelter facility so all of our adoptable pets are kept in local foster homes. This helps us to get to know them personally and provide them with more individualized care and attention. Since they are in our homes, we are a bit more selective about who we take in and we are unable to accept pets with human or animal aggression issues. Mission Statement All Creatures Big and Small is a non-profit, volunteer dog/cat rescue organization serving Central NY and beyond. We are dedicated to rescuing adoptable pets left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters, both near and far, where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, pets given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. We are unable to accept animals with aggression issues into our program due to the nature of our foster homes. We place adoptable animals in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a new pet into their homes and lives. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and are placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist pets in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, pets in the greatest need take priority. We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the pet beyond the adoption process. Finally, we strive to work with shelters and other rescues, both in our area and beyond, to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.


Adoption Prerequisites


We strive to get our foster pets the best possible homes, but to do so, we have to have set adoption requirements to help us make the best match. Because of the thorough adoption process we have set forth, same day adoptions are not possible. Once an adoption application has been received, within 48 hours we do a veterinary reference check to ensure pets are not only current on vaccines and spay/neutered, but also in yearly for their recommended veterinary exam. We start our dogs on monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventative and would like that standard of care to be continued in their new home. Cats are kept indoors at their foster homes and are adopted to indoor only homes. Once an application has been received and the veterinary reference check is complete, we do a phone interview to see if the pet may be a good fit. If an application is approved, then a meet and greet is set up normally within a few days to a week. We do not ship pets. All members of the family and household dogs are required to come to the meet and greet to be sure the new pet is a good fit with both human and canine family members. In some instances, a home visit will be arranged to bring the potential new furry family member to you and see how it adjusts to the home environment. If all goes well, the adoption can be done that same day:) Adoptions are limited to a 500 mile radius of Mexico, NY.

Adoption Fees


Kitten up to 6 months old adoption donation is $95/ adult cat $75. Puppies under 6 months old $275-$350. Adult dogs under #30 or purebreds $300-$350; over 30# $250-275.

News! Transport Scheduled for November 19th!

We have a variety of puppies and dogs coming from our rescue partners in Southern WV and Northern VA. They will be ready upon arrival for new foster homes and soon be available for adoption. If you have been thinking about becoming a foster for a potential new addition, or are just thinking about helping out short term to find a great new pet a home, email for more information!

 

About Our Pets

All pets accepted into our rescue are fully vetted prior to adoption. They are examined by a licensed veterinarian, vaccinated, dewormed, de-flead and spayed/neutered before adoption. We participate in a pediatric spay/neuter program at our veterinary clinic and pets as young as 8 weeks of age are altered, and they heal remarkably fast. This is the ONLY way to ensure our adopted pets will never be a part of the overpopulation problem in our area. All cats and kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLv) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). We cannot accept positive felines at this time since we don't have an available foster home to house them. All dogs and puppies are started on heartworm prevention and those over six months of age are Heartworm tested. We expect prospective adopters to keep us this same standard of care.

Have a litter of puppies or kittens?


Have a litter of puppies or kittens? If we take in a litter, financial help is available to help spay the momma and ensure repeat unwanted litters do not occur. Our spay-the-momma fund has helped spay over 50 local cats and dogs so that they could remain happy and healthy pets for the families rather than contributing to the homeless pet population.

Is Fostering for You??


Do YOU have room in your heart and home for a needy pet but aren't looking for long-term commitment? We are in need of foster homes for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Inquire about becoming a foster parent... fostering just one pet makes a tremendous difference in the life of that special pet!

Foster Information & Application




Adoption Application




Mission Statement


All Creatures Big and Small is a non-profit, volunteer dog/cat rescue organization serving Central NY and beyond. We are dedicated to rescuing adoptable pets left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters, both near and far, where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, pets given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. We are unable to accept animals with aggression issues into our program due to the nature of our foster homes.  We place adoptable animals in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a new pet into their homes and lives.  
Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and are placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist pets in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, pets in the greatest need take priority.   We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the pet beyond the adoption process.  Finally, we strive to work with shelters and other rescues, both in our area and beyond, to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.  
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All Creatures Big and Small is a section 501(c)(3) pet  rescue group, incorporated in Aug 2003, with years of animal and rescue experience amongst our volunteers.? "ACBS" is committed to helping the most needy, as well as the readily adoptable, among our most vulnerable creatures. 
  We are a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to restoring the pets under our care to physical and emotional health as they await placement in loving, responsible homes.  
  Virtually all donated funds will be spent directly on the care of the animals.     ACBS stands ready to help you, the prospective adopter or foster home, find a companion who will thrive in your home. We are here to assist you in every way possible throughout the adoption process and will continue to be a helpful resource after you have welcomed your new pets into your life.  
 

Take Me To The Rescue


In backyards, fields, and busy streets, you'll find us any place I'm what you'd call a rescue dog, who needs a safety haven
I may be thin, and sickly, too, but I promise I'm worth saving

I'm the dog who lives next door, the one you always see outside
Seeking shelter from the sun, and a cool, safe place to hide

You have seen me on the streets with no place to call home
Or maybe in an open field, scared and sad, and all alone

But did you know that there's a place that was built with me in mind?
Where no dogs will go hungry, where peace and love abounds
Where kind and caring people will always be around. I may be scared of humans because of what they've put me through
But my heart is quite forgiving, won't you please take me with you?

Take me to that rescue place, they'll help me find a home
And they'll make sure while I'm waiting, I'll never be alone

I'm small, I'm meek, I'm timid, but I'll be strong before they're through
For life will begin again for me, if you'll take me to the Rescue.

Debi Laibe
Oct 2001





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