Asking rescue organizations to help share in the struggle of capacity limitations “seems” like it should be a viable resource given that shelters and rescues are all aligned in their mission to take life-saving action to prevent needless euthanization of pets. Currently, there is a disconnect between shelters and rescues in addition to transport barriers making the movement of animals a great area of stress. It’s important for rescues and shelters to work together, providing mutual give and take and for one organization not to have unrealistic expectations of the other… the only ones who suffer with this mentality is the animals.
Below are strategies that are intended to motivate rescues to intake pets in shelters by offering them HELP with marketing and moving these animals if they are willing to take them in. The secondary strategy is being transparent UP FRONT about animals and providing reassurance through marketing content that allows for the same connection we work so hard for adopters to feel when we present animals in need to them.