Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue and Adoption


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April is National Animal Cruelty Prevention after receiving Sunshine and Casey and so many other cases, I think every month should be prevention to animal cruelty
Featured Story is Maryann AKA Maya and Ginger who not only made a full recovery but have been adopted to brothers....so they are still able to romp together.

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A big Thank you to Pedigree foundation for the grant to help our friends. This grant is to be used for the Spay/neuter of the dogs only.


Valerie thank you for your donation; In honor of Lacey a donation was made on her behalf, she was a little boston mix in the kill shelter, a nice couple was interested in her, sadly she died shortly after we got to her....they donated to our homeless companions, to spite never having met Lacey to honor her short life.


I return all calls after 7:00 pm....If you have tried by phone and had no response then please do e-mail me rainbowbridgecanwait@yahoo.com.....I have had a lot of problems with my land line. please no calls after 9:00 pm.

Our goal is to save lives from the local kill shelters, we are not a dumping ground for irresponsable owners.To many people are using the rescue for a dumping ground...getting cute little puppies and when they become an adult and not so cute turn them in just to go and get another puppy. We will no longer accept owner surrenders if they are not up to date on ALL shots and/or spayed/neutered. If you feed it....it is yours.....Oklahoma State Law. A responsable owner will already have their animal completely vetted.

I work 40 hr a week, have the rescue out of my home and tend to the needs of the animals when at home, I am getting ready to spend 1,000.00 on vetting for 8 dogs and some cats. My gas my time and 400.00 of my own money.....there are no volunteers, donations are few and far between. I am not complaining I just want you to understand that I am only one person and there is only so much I can do.....alone. I love the animals and as long as there is a breath in me I will do what I can for them, however I will no longer be taken advantage of.
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Oklahoma Statutes Citationized
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 67
Animal Facilities Protection Act
Section 1685 - Acts of Cruelty to Animals

This Statute Will Go Into Effect

On: 11/01/2006
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Cite as: O.S. §, __ __

Any person who shall willfully or maliciously torture, destroy or kill, or cruelly beat or injure, maim or mutilate any animal in subjugation or captivity, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to the person or to another, or deprive any such animal of necessary food, drink, shelter, or veterinary care to prevent suffering; or who shall cause, procure or permit any such animal to be so tortured, destroyed or killed, or cruelly beaten or injured, maimed or mutilated, or deprived of necessary food, drink, shelter, or veterinary care to prevent suffering; or who shall willfully set on foot, instigate, engage in, or in any way further any act of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce such cruelty, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Any animal so maltreated or abused shall be considered an abused or neglected animal.

Who We Are

We are a small no-kill rescue working towards educating the public about Spay and Neuter. We also want to educate our community as well as the surrounding communities about humane treatment of these wonderful companions. Your adoption fees go towards the care of the companions; with them another life can be saved. I would also like to have you help me start a group of what I will call "OPERATION WATCH DOG"....often small rescues and animal control don't have time to get online and search for pure breed rescue groups...it would be helpful if people would just let some of the rescues know that there is ONE OF THIERS in a high kill situation, I try to place all pure breed dogs into thier rescue group, my space is limited so I take the hard to place mixes when I can........there again I have to be careful not to get too many of what I call "lifers".......companions who are less attractive, older, or big and black. Most pure breed rescues will do what it takes to get the dog out and depending on room they sometimes take mixes. Except, Lab rescue Labs and Lab mixes are so over breed there is no room for them, they are putting to sleep registered labs in OK, and TX.

What I do personally for the companions

I work 40 hrs a week; I have the rescue out of my home on two acres there are 5 yards and 7 outdoor kennels. The smallest kennels are 6x18 and there are 4 of them the rest are a lot bigger. All are kenneled at night and while I am away….(for their safety), the rest of the time they have play time in one of the yards, where there is a pool (seasonal) , bones, and toys. They all have houses and pools in the runs, which are cleaned daily. There are no chains or mass water and food feeders. They are given attention, food and water everyday, rain, sun, sleet or snow. I own 2 companions a Rottweiler (a gift) and a Rat Terrier (a rescue) and 2 others have decided to own me a Chihuahua (Boo), and a chow mix (Lucy) all rescues. I have recently inherited my fathers dog a 14 yr old Scnauzer/chihuahua (Gizmo). The first year the rescue cost a little over $14,000.00 I received $7,000.00 in donations, the rest I kicked in……you may ask why is she telling me this? I am telling you this because the hate mail (for posting the pound dogs) gets me down I realize that you have to take the good with the bad, I don’t know what more I can do for these wonderful babies. Maybe the question to ask is what are you doing to help these babie? The city pound had a kill rate of 100% it is about 25% now, which in my opinion is still too high. I do this simply because it IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Carol Skinner
Rainbow Bridge Can Wait


Low cost spay and neuter clinics nation wide. http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

My Opinion


I realize the need for these companions to be seen, and I know people want to save them. Please remember we only post the ones that show no aggression. There is no way to evaluate them as far as housebreaking, good with cats, or children. Adopting one of the companions that have been taken in from the kill shelter and evaluated makes room for me to pull another one. So if you are looking for a companion and are willing to take on the training process of a pound companion then great, we sure don’t want them to end up back in another pound. If not please consider adopting one from our shelter and saving two lives. At first I tried to save them all and quickly realized that with a full time and part time job there was just no way I could do this alone. I have a couple who will do some transports provided I pay their gas…. which is great because I do work full time. I resigned my position as ACO Jan 2008, (lack of safety equipment) after 3 yrs of hearing will get you something, I realized I could no longer jeopardize my safety, after all who would take care of my rescued friends. I still want to help the pound animals, as they would not even be seen if I didn’t post them; I am the ONLY rescue in Caddo County, which is one of the largest county’s in OK. We are a 501 (c) 3 organization and your donations are tax deductible.
Did you know that 70,000 animals are born each year, and only 10,000 people are born? The average animal lover owns 3 animals.
The sad fact is Oklahoma and many other states have a 95% kill rate. Simply put 4 out of 5 puppies will either die or end up in a shelter or rescue before they are a year old. Please paste this link into your browser http://www.stoppuppymills.org/video.html. One day I pray there will be no need for my services!
HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates
Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year: 3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year: Between 600,000 and 750,000 -- 30% of dogs and 2-5% of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)
Number of animal shelters in the United States: Between 4,000 and 6,000 (HSUS estimate)
Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25% (HSUS estimate)
Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4-6
Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6-10 http://www.hsus.org

Remembering best friends http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html
This rescue is dedicated to the memory of my best and most loyal friends
Wiskie (Bo) Skinner
Dec. 11th, 1993- July 5th, 2003

Gizmo Noblett Skinner July 16th 1991- Sep. 19th 2009 I love you baby girl.
Sheba Skinner
Dec 6th 2002 - April 25th 2010 you left so suddenly I miss so very much, my precious gentle giant.
Friends lost along the way
Kane Skinner Dec. 6th, 2006- Feb. 4th 2007
Tara Skinner Nov. 25th 2007-Jan 28th 2008 Brees Skinner Jan. 8th 2010- Feb. 18th 2010 my little angel


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...



All companions are eligible for Shelter Care insurance find out more at www.sheltercare.com it is highly recommended you obtain this insurance when adopting any shelter pet for at least the first month. The cost is $5.00 for the first month and $12.95 for the second month. Thank you ALL of our pets are spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, vet checked and kept current on heart worm med. and flea prevention. We are not in the business of making money however we are in the business of saving lives.

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We are locted in Carnegie Oklahoma we ask that you call ahead for directions 580-654-2513

Our Adoption Application!


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

Animal Rescue and Adoption Corporation

526 E. Oklahoma St.

Carnegie, OK 73015


Pet's Name: ___________________________ Breed: ________________________________

Color & Description: ___________________________________________________________

Sex: _____________ Age: __________ Altered: _________ Date to Alter: ________________

Remarks: ____________________________________________________________________

Adopters Name: ___________________________________Phone #: ____________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: _____________________________________ State: ________ Zip: _________________

Drivers License Number: _______________________________________________________


1. I understand that Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue cannot guarantee the health, temperament or training of the above described animal, and hereby release Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue from all liability once the animal is in my possession. I understand that I am solely responsible for any health care expenses. If a health problem develops during the first 10 days, I will notify Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue to discuss the matter.

2. I understand that any animal could bite or hurt someone and once they are in my control, I am responsible.

3. I understand that only neutered or to-be-neutered animals are released for adoption from Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue. Therefore, if the above animal is not already neutered, I agree to have it neutered by the date shown above. Spay/neuter deposit is void 30 day’s after animal is suppose to be altered.

4. I agree to keep an identification tag attached to a properly fitted collar which will remain on the adopted pet at all times, whether inside or outside of the house, and to obtain all licenses required by local authorities.

5. I agree to provide the adopted animal with the necessary inoculations at the intervals advised by my veterinarian.

6. I agree to have the adopted animal under my control when it is not within the confines of my property. A secure fenced area will be provided for dogs, including shelter from the elements. The adopted animal will not be tied or chained.

7. If for any reason I cannot keep the adopted pet, I agree to notify Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue of the availability of the animal, and to return him or her to Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue upon request.

8. I agree not to abuse or neglect the adopted animal, and I authorize Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue, at its sole discretion, to determine whether or not the pet has been abused or neglected. REMEDY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: It is agreed that Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue retains superior title in said animal limited to and for the express purpose of assuring the animal’s well-being and will only exercise its superior claim in the event it appears to Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Rescue that the proper and humane care as specified in the above adoption provisions is not being afforded to said animal, in which case the animal may be taken back by Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue or a representative.

9. Each pet qualifies for Shelter Care Intro Ins. For $5.00 the first month it is up to the adopter to obtain Insurance at www.sheltercare.com Rainbow Bridge Can Wait highly recommends all companions get the insurance for at least the first 30 day’s, the insurance should be obtained the first day of adoption. You have only 10 days from the adoption date to obtain this Insurance.

10. Adoption donations are non refundable, you may exchange the Companion up to 14 days.

Signature of Adopter

Signature of Staff Member

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue

E-Mail: rainbowbridgecanwait@yahoo.com

526 E. Oklahoma St.

PH: 580-654- 2513 Cell: 405-880-4355

Carnegie, Oklahoma 73015

Email: rainbowbridgecanwait@yahoo.com
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A big Thank you to Pedigree for the first month of free food to all adoptors.