What is “Rescue”?

HSOPCVA is dedicated to helping dogs and cats that are in the custody of Pulaski County Animal Control find homes. When an animal is going to “rescue” it means that a no-kill rescue is accepting them into their organization. When the animal goes to rescue they will live in a foster home in the majority of cases, and the rescue will pay for all medical care and food. They will keep them as long as it takes to find their forever home.

Where are the rescues located?

The majority of rescues we work with are located in Virginia, but we also work with rescues in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on a regular basis. You can see a list of rescues we work with below.

What can I do to help?

We are always looking for transport drivers. Transport is what gets these dogs out of the shelter and into rescues. Transports are scheduled frequently on an as-needed basis and we need drivers to take the dogs from one location to another so they can be picked up by other drivers.

Donations help us to assist with vetting and any other medical needs to prepare animals for rescue.

We need medium and large crates! Right now, the bigger dogs usually ride free in the cars because we don’t have crates big enough to fit them. This sometimes scares away potential drivers because people would prefer to have the dogs crated (which is totally understandable). We would like to be able to offer crates to our drivers, and we would also like to be able to offer bigger crates to foster parents.

Rescues we are currently working with – 

PACC Rescue

Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Franklin County Humane Society

Senior Dog Rescue

Roanoke SPCA

Furever Homes Doberman Rescue

VA Paws for Pits

Augusta Regional SPCA

Angels of Assisi

Animal Welfare Foster Program

Above and Beyond setter rescue

Crazy Cat Lady

Siamese Rescue

CRCP Rescue

K9 Rescue of VA

Lab Rescue

Montgomery County Humane Society

Oldie But Goodies Rescue