Pet Helpers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation out of Fairmont, WV, that was formed in September of 2008 to provide much needed support to pet owners, animal caregivers and other animal rescues in the North Central area of West Virginia. We are an all volunteer group of animal advocates who give of our free time, to give unfortunate animals in our area, a better life. We have no facility to house our animals. Instead, our volunteers foster the homeless animals in their own homes, where they receive socialization, love, and medical care, while they are waiting for their furever family to come along. Because we have no shelter or facility of any kind, and no paid staff at all, we are able to keep our operating costs to primarily vet care, food, and medications for our current animals. Our volunteers work tirelessly to place homeless animals from within our organization into loving homes, as well as providing assistance to other state and local Rescue Organizations to do the same.
Each of the animals that are taken into the Pet Helpers organization, are provided with any necessary vet care to ensure a healthy and happy life post-adoption. They are caught up to date on all vaccinations and are treated for flea prevention. If their age permits it, each one is also spayed or neutered before being placed for adoption. They are also micro-chipped so that future adopters are able to list their information in the national data base, in the event that the animal is ever lost.
Another focus of our organization is education regarding the need for spaying and neutering all pets. We provide speakers to local organizations and schools on this topic, and we work hard to make sure that as many animals as possible have resources for these services in our local area. We are very fortunate to be able to participate in the Peterman Grant each year, which is a financial grant that is dedicated to provided low and no-cost spay and neuter services to animals in our area.
Although we work hard to keep our expenses to a minimum, our vet bills are sometimes quite scary. We never say NO to an animal in need, if we have the financial ability and foster resources to help them. We take animals that other rescues sometimes are not able to take, because of the amount of vet care that the animal will obviously need. In addition, for a small foster-based rescue, we are able to rescue somewhere around 30 animals a month. Because of our quantity of both healthy and medically needy rescues, we rely on the generosity of our supporters, along with fund raising and adoption fees to allow us to be able to afford to continue our work for over 10 years now. We also rely on our loving and dedicated fosters, and always have an open door for additional volunteers.
We thank you for showing interest in our organization. If you have a soft spot in your heart for animals in need, we hope that you will reach out to us, or another rescue in your area, to offer your support.
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