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10/6 update: Finding Shelter has taken Bella in
and gotten her surgery done at a specialist. A very
generous donor has offered to match any donations,
dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 so they can cover the
nearly $15,000 it will take to provide all medical care
for Bella and her puppies. To get your donation matched,
you must donate to Finding Shelter at

Send checks to:
Finding Shelter
PO Box 723
Southeastern, PA 19399


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Kennel Build #2
A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue (ARTBAR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are deductible as permitted by law.

To donate:
  • Click the Donate button above to donate via Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal.
  • Donate Monthly via our Angel Program
  • PayPal to: (make sure you put a period between artbar and wv!)
  • Make checks payable to ARTBAR and mail to ARTBAR c/o Jessica White, PO Box 394, Lenore, WV 25676
  • To pay the vet directly for our vet bills, call Tug Valley Vet and put it on the account for ARTBAR/Jessica White: 304-235-2838
  • Credit card donations can be made via the Donate button above (click button, then click Donate with a Debit or Credit Card and fill in your card info. You do not need a PayPal account to donate via Debit/Credit.

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Rescues or forever homes urgently needed!
We are inundated with dumped dogs! Regular, reliable transport is available to northeastern states. New rescues must submit rescue application. Adopters use the adoption app button. We adopt to northeastern states.


Foster homes needed in Mingo County, WV.

Saturday drivers needed between WV & New England.

Authorized staff at this rescue include Jessica Hill White, Wes White, and Trish McDonald. If someone else is saying they are affiliated with ARTBAR please contact us to verify.

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A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARTBAR) Nonprofit Overview and Reviews on GreatNonprofits

We adopt to residents of: MD, PA, NJ, CT, NY, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, 4DX tested, vaccinated, and treated for internal/external parasites prior to adoption.
Adoption process: application, reference check, home visit, meet-n-greet with humans & existing pets, adoption contract.
We will ALWAYS take our dogs back if the adoption doesn't work out.

The mission of A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue is to rescue homeless or neglected domestic animals (including but not necessarily limited to dogs and cats), provide veterinary care, and get them placed them in great adoptive homes. All are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We house these animals in foster homes, kennels, or boarding as needed. We work in collaboration with shelters, veterinarians, rescues, owners needing to rehome their pets, and the public. We work to reduce the animal overpopulation issue by spaying and neutering as part of our process. We work to ensure the safety of the public by vaccinating according to the law and as the health of the animal permits based on the recommendations of our veterinarian. We treat for parasites, injuries, dentals, skin or ear infections. etc. No, we cannot afford to pay your vet bill, but if you choose to surrender your sick or injured pet to us, we will fundraise to get it the care it needs.

Proud to be a member of the For All Paws Sake network. Come join us!

Rescues, the nearest airport for PNP flights is the Mingo County Airport, FAA Identifier 4I0. Information for pilots.

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In loving memory of my mom, Debbie Hill, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 6/5/16.
"Every Sunday I have dinner with my parents. Today was supposed to be no different. Instead of eating mom's macaroni salad, which is still waiting on us in the refrigerator, I lost my mom. If only I had known what awaited us today. I didn't get to say goodbye, she didn't make it out of the emergency room & she was already gone by the time I got there. No matter how many times you hear "you just don't know until it happens to you" it's the truth, you really just don't know." -- Jessica White

Can ARTBAR help me rehome my dog? (fill out and submit this form to request rehoming assistance)
Dog Surrender Agreement (print & sign and give to ARTBAR when you surrender your dog)
We do not pay vet bills for other people's dogs. If you need help paying a vet bill, here's a list of resources.
We do accept owner surrendered sick/injured dogs for treatment and eventual rehoming.

WV residents in Mingo, Logan, Wyoming, Boone, or Kanawha Counties

Rescues, the nearest airport for PNP flights is the Mingo County Airport, FAA Identifier 4I0. Information for pilots.

We can work with adopters in northeastern states.

We have ground transport available to northeastern states on Saturdays and are PA licensed.

We need volunteer drivers from southern WV to New England.
If you can do a long trip between Logan WV and Hagerstown MD, we will cover your gas cost.
Transports are on Saturdays beginning in early morning in Logan WV.

ARTBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are deductible as permitted by law.

Credit card donations can be called in to Tug Valley Veterinary Clinic at 304-235-2838. Please tell them to put it on the account for ARTBAR / Jessica White.

Make checks payable to ARTBAR and mail to Jessica White, PO Box 394, Lenore, WV 25676.

Vetting Fees:
Neuter $85
Spay <=25 lb $100, 26+ $125
Rabies $13.50
Combo vax at vet $26
DAPP in foster $5
HW test $12
4DX test $30
Dental $160
Groom/Shave Down
12 lb dog hernia repair during neuter surgery $35 (price varies w/size of dog/hernia)

Located in Mingo County, West Virginia

Thank you SO much for your donation! It is appreciated more than you can imagine. Supporters are what keep our little rural rescue rolling on down the road! We'd love to keep in touch with you. Please subscribe to our newsletter!

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