WHY ELEVENTH HOUR RESCUE - ROCKAWAY, NJ
Eleventh Hour Rescue is a Not For Profit organization based in Rockaway, NJ but thier lifesaving reaches across the country. EHR finds and rescues dogs that have wonderful personalities and are facing death in high-kill shelters. They transport animals from all over the country and work tirelessly to rehome them, based out of a "Home for Dogs and Cats" in Rockaway, NJ.
My fur-baby Dervish, was one of those rescues, almost 10 years ago. Not only are the members of EHR compassionate and protective of the animals they rescue and rehome, the community they build is heartwarming and lasts a lifetime. Many of the dogs and cats are fostered by volunteers, evaluated for compatible forever homes and blossom into the sweet dogs they were born to be.
Eleventh Hour Rescue had a successful and happy, working relationship with PetSmart for years. In September, PetSmart abruptly terminated the standing contract with EHR and the organization and its volunteers were left scrambling for homing solutions as well as a place for potential families to meet the pets. This decision will be detrimental to the entire process and will certainly effect other dogs that could be awarded a second chance through this program, until a new solution is found or new agreement is made.
I cannot currently offer a home or foster more fur-babies but I can offer my time and a little extra funding to support those that are feeding, housing and loving these precious and innocent animals.
The months of September and October will be dedicated to Eleventh Hour Rescue and their tireless efforts.
Thank you EHR, for giving me the best 10 years of my life with a fuzzy son that has forever made me a better person.
Dervish, (AKA Cherokee from Blue Mountain, GA) I love you, and miss the propeller wag of your tail, all the giant hairballs, each spot of drool and every single heart warming glance.
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