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RUTHERFORD RESCUE RAILROAD
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
322 Eastwood Street
Spindale, NC 28160
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We accept Cats primarily, from Rutherford county, in the foothills of Western North Carolina, although we also help selected dogs from this area. We accept perfect adopters from any area of the country, as long as we can put together a volunteer transport, in which the adopter participates, and we have a reciprocal agreement with a local rescue, for a home visit prior to placement.
About Our Rescue Group:I came to this area after becoming permanently disabled, at the urging my my family, although I was hesitant to return to the South. Rutherford Co, NC, is a tough place for companion animals to live. It's unfortunately common to see dogs who live their entire lives alone, at the end of a chain. Cats have an even tougher time, with many folks not even considering them much different from the other wildlife or game animals.
Although I've been active in wildlife Rescue, Veterinary care, academic research into the human bond with companion animals, I never thought I could afford to devote all of my time and energy to companion animal rescue. But now that I'm constantly struggling for every penny, I find myself doing what I've dreamed of all my life! I feel happier and more fulfilled being proactive for animal welfare here, than in anything I've ever done.I volunteered at our county's pound (there's no shelter here), and that sealed my fate, since I just couldn't stand by without trying to do more to save these animals.Now that our Humane Society is closing it's doors of the only non-kill, and only cat adoption facility, I just had no choice but to step up, and start accepting cats from folks who have turned to me. I can't save them all, since I'm not funded, aside from some food occasionally donated, but I can take in the ones I feel I can help find new homes.
Come Meet our Pets:Up to this point, all of the animals representing RRR have been fostered here in my own home, and most applicants have come here to visit. But I also participate in Petsmart Adoptathons in Asheville, NC, that are held twice a year.
Our Adoption Process:All animals in our care become part of our family, as they are prepared for their new lives, and we freely admit that only the very best match will be accepted as the new "parents" for our kids! We require an application, which includes a veterinary reference, either current or previous, if you have no other pets now, and two personal references, for people who know you and your pet, past or present. You also must agree to an in-home visit, to verify your descriptions match our observations, and to "feel" the match.
Upon approval, we require a LIFETIME contract, with an open return policy, should the adopter EVER become unable to care for our kids.
Our fees depend on the circumstances for each animal: age, disability/ special needs, and extra special desirability, but are never over $100. Occasionally, individuals are available at no charge, for the perfect match.