About Our Rescue Group...
The mission statement of Our Gang Rescue:
‘Helping Others’ – be it pet / human. We save lives by helping those can't help themselves. We believe in the Right-to-Life fundamentals:
*Rescue * Rehabilitate * Rehome * Refuge.
Our Gang Rescue started because of the need to rescue and rehome dogs/pets from owner surrenders, strays or from shelters. There are no paid employees, all efforts are volunteered. The goal is to place pets in loving homes where they are treated as family members for the rest of their lives.
Our Gang Rescue is registered with the State of Ohio Agriculture Dept as a rescue and with the State of Ohio as a non-profit entity.
All funding is out-of-pocket or through generous donations from the public. We use non-tax deductible donations to support the dogs in our care regardless of length of stay as well as contribute to rescue fees and transport; veterinary care for those in need; spay & neutering of rescue (dogs & cats); trap, neuter & release (TNR) of feral cats, and hunger relief for those less fortunate. We promote and encourage canine well-being and social awareness to build positive relationships between dogs and people via...dog bite prevention education and responsible dog ownership.
As a not-for-profit rescue, OGR use non-tax deductible donations to help fund rescue; veterinary care; spay & neutering of rescue dogs and TNR of feral cats. Our Gang Rescue is 100% spay/neutering prior to adoption, as well as vaccinated (rabies and distemper/parvo combo), heartworm checked, dewormed, and micro chipped. When required, OGR will treat our rescues for additional medical well being and any other veterinary care necessary for the health of the animal. To help support us, your donations to Our Gang Rescue can made directly to Noah's Ark of Colerain (513) 923-4400.
Our Gang Rescue is FULL, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause on your behalf, but OGR has reached it's limited for rescue. As painful as this may sound, placing your family member into a shelter may be its best hope for adoption or rescue. If the surrender is not urgent, OGR can courtesy post your pet, as well as do the screening. Please remember there are worse fates that could happen to your pet than the shelter. OGR also can no longer take in dogs with aggression issues (dog or human) or have crating issues.
If you are having aggression issues with your dog, please read the following blog on Recognizing, Preventing, and Handling Dog Aggression
Our Gang Rescue is not a shelter nor are boarding facilities used. All of the dogs are housed within a real home as family members. This allows them to learn house rules and crate-training. When necessary, OGR will provide sanctuary to a dog who we feel is not adoptable.
Our Gang Rescue are not vets, trainers, or behaviorist. OGR identifies a dog's breed based on what the shelter may have classified or our best uneducated guess. Our rescues are seen by a Vet to evaluate for health; however, if needed OGR will work with a training facility, if necessary to evaluate temperament for adoption.
As a rescuer and canine advocate, it is our duty to educate the public about the importance of spay & neutering pets to lessen the suffering of unwanted animals. Yearly, millions of animals are being killed in shelters because facilities are overwhelmed with animals and daily and backyard breeders and puppy peddlers out number responsible pet owners and rescuers.
Currently, more companion pets are being placed in shelters or needing rescue through no fault of their own…the poor economy, foreclosure, need to move, improper training, senior owned, and breed specific legislation. Please consider all the possibilities for your family member before giving up on them. Remember they gave you unconditional love, trust, and rely on you. We, rescuers, are not immune to society rules, regulations or ordinances; we just pray we can fly low enough under the radar to keep giving love to dogs in need.
Our Adoption Process...
Each foster/rescue home is responsible for the adoption application and background check. Based on the circumstances of rescuing the dog/pet and their requirement will determine the rescue donation. However we attempt to seek reasonable quality veterinary service to ask for a reasonable rehoming donation for each dog. All dogs will be UTD on shots (according to age), spayed or neutered, and microchipped under the rescue's name.
Our Gang Rescue has helped fund low cost veterinary care, spay/ neutering of rescued pets for public and other rescuers.
In 2011, over 61 dogs and 19 cats altered. Twenty dogs found loving homes.
In 2012, 11 dogs were altered and 3 dogs placed into their forever homes.
In 2013, 35 dogs were altered and 5 cats. >25 dogs are now loving family members