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There are many ways in which you can help the many shelter babies here at Empire Animal Rescue Society. We are always in need of food (we feed Purina dog food and Purina puppy chow), (We also feed Purina Cat Chow to all of our kittens and cats) kennels, dog houses, towels, bleach and TOYS, we never have enough toys! Our rescues love Nylabone and Kong toys. The cats love any type of canned food they can get plus any kind of fun cat toys and treats. One of their favorites is ping pong balls! Most of all more than anything we really are ALWAYS in need of cat litter. We will accept any kind at anytime! We appreciate any and all donations and so do the many displaced shelter babies that reside here. If you are interested in donating anything, big or small, please contact us. If you would like to sponsor a shelter baby, please email us to find out how easy it is. Thank you so much for supporting our rescue and all of the homeless babies that reside with us.

SPECIAL THANKS

We want to thank several special Angels for their continuing support of our rescue. Thank you to Dr. Tim OíLeary and his wonderful assistant Carol for their continual support of our rescue. We absolutely couldn't keep going without such a wonderful veterinarian and technician. Also, Dr. John Inkley and his staff, we are blessed to have each and every one of you guys helping our animals. Thank you also to all of our fosters who open their hearts and homes to all of these needy creatures. This includes, Linda, Annette, Tawnee, Cori, Kim, Mary and Courtney. Carol for keeping us so beautifully organized. Ciji we could not make it to all the places we do without all of your connections, hard-work and quick thinking!

Mostly thank you to all of the wonderful ADOPTERS! Without your kind hearts and willingness to open your homes to our rescues we would have no reason to exist and so many babies would die unnecessarily, we are forever grateful to each and every one of you.

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WHY WE REQUIRE AN ADOPTION FEE

In order to continue rescuing and to feed and house the dogs/puppies that we save we have to charge an adoption fee. We are not gaining profit from this fee in any way. We are feeding, vetting, medicating and caring for many dogs that are homeless and none of this is free to us, it is all out of our pockets. Except, of course, on the occasion that someone does donate food/bedding/money etc, which we are always so very thankful for. Please try to understand that in order to keep rescuing, and hopefully if you are on our site you do care about homeless animals, we absolutely have to charge an adoption fee, so please don't question this. When you donate an adoption fee you are actually helping save another dog or house and feed one that still isn't fortunate enough to have already found their forever home, you are not "buying" the dog or puppy that you are taking home with you. Donít forget that our animals are fully vetted upon adoption and if you were to go out and buy a dog or puppy it would be much more expensive for you to do it all yourself and at your own veterinarians office. Therefore by rescuing you are saving a life and saving money too!

BREED GUARANTEES

We, at Empire Animal Rescue Society, cannot guarantee the breed of the dog/puppy you are applying to adopt. We go by what the shelter has it listed as, as well as what we or our veterinarian sees when they arrive here. Sometimes we also go by what the previous owners have informed us or the shelter as far as breed is concerned. We cannot guarantee size, temperament, weight at adulthood or any other features that nature controls. WE WILL NEVER misrepresent a breed to find an adopter, it is not that important to have an adoption. It is only important that everyone, especially the rescued dog/puppy, to have a happy, loving forever home and that everyone is pleased in the end. We rarely have purebred puppies and even more rarely do we know who both parents are or who the many fathers of any given litter of puppies could be. Please don't expect 100% accuracy in this area, ever. If you absolutely have to have a purebred, you should look into the many purebred rescues and hopefully you will be able to find the exact dog/puppy you are looking for. Once again, we cannot guarantee the breeds or breed mixes of any of our rescues.

WHY ADOPT INSTEAD OF BUYING A NEW PUPPY????

I DREAMT OF YOU

I dreamt of you last night, Safe and warm for once in my life You were cuddling me and holding me tight This dream of you made me want for my life to fight I awoke this morning and you weren't here But I can still feel you and I know you must be near

I dreamt of you again last night For you I fetched a ball and lost at a tug of war fight So happy I was to be free and full of health To feel your love, yes I knew this was the true meaning of wealth Yet I awoke again this morning and you still weren't here But just like yesterday I know you must be near

I dreamt of you again last night This night was harder though, I am so afraid I'm losing the fight My small body is wasting and I am so sick I'm afraid I won't make it unless you come rescue me quick I can still feel you, I know you must be near I cry for you now so maybe you will hear

I did not sleep at all last night I have no energy left for the fight My littermates are dying in this place called the pound And I know tomorrow the warden Is forced to make his round The old and feeble and sick shall go I will be chosen, for this I already know I cry for you softly, I thought you were near But now I truly doubt if you even care to hear

My night was long, I am suffering so When the warden carries me out, I am ready to go He gently tells me I am sorry for your fate You are a beautiful puppy, and for this I hate I must end your suffering, for this is the rule The one you dreamt of must have been a fool

Today you will start your day as you always do Never caring how many times that I dreamt of you Never knowing what a wonderful companion I could have been If only the purebred puppy in the newspaper did not win You thought of rescuing, but you bought instead For this decision I now am dead

Written by Mary Bevens~In memory of all the wonderful shelter dogs/puppies that die daily in the US due to irresponsible breeding.

ADOPTING A FRIEND

For the safety and happiness of our rescues, we do require an application be filled out and a contract to be signed. We only want one thing for each rescue that resides here and that is a WONDERFUL FOREVER home....and we feel we have the responsibility to find that for them, with no exceptions. If you are sincerely interested in adopting one of our shelter babies, please email us for an adoption application. We will review your application and contact you as soon as we possibly can. Please understand that we are a home-based rescue, and for the safety of our family we will not provide our address to anyone who is not an approved adopter with a completed application on file. Thank you for your interest in our rescues.

Our application is meant to be a tool to help us determine the suitability of a dog for a particular family. Some may not be suitable for small children, whereas some may need to be placed in a home with children because of their deep love for them. Some may need to be placed where there are other family dogs because they do best with canine friends. I thank you for inquiring on our rescues, they are all special and need special homes where they can enjoy the rest of their life with love and companionship.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR CONSIDERING A SHELTER BABY!

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ANSWERED.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU ADOPT A PUPPY OR KITTEN TOO YOUNG TO BE SPAYED/NEUTERED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THIS SURGERY PERFORMED BY THE AGE OF 5 MONTHS. ALL PUPPIES/DOGS OVER 12 WKS. WILL BE SPAYED/NEUTERED BEFORE GOING TO THEIR FOREVER HOMES.

Thank you again for considering an EARS RESCUE Baby!!!