About TLC Canine Center
About Our Rescue Group...
TLC Mission Statement—focus areas
We have operated the all- volunteer TLC Canine Center out here one the Midwest Prairie for sixteen years, and have maintained the same focus points: .
*Work directly to address the pet population crisis: We live in a diverse community where Caucasians are the minority, and we have a weekly Paw Prints newspaper column on responsible pet care which regularly focuses on the pet population crisis. It is printed in Spanish to reach the Spanish speaking community, and in English in various area newspapers.
*Increase awareness of the inhumane treatment of animals: Iowa is sadly rated as the number 2 state in the entire country for puppy mills, Nebraska and South Dakota are not much better.
*Support non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organizations: The TLC works with a network of rescue groups located throughout the Midwest and is a member of the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network.
*Assist homeless shelter and rescue animals by financing medical treatment and vet care: We are blessed to have a vet who dedicates time and expertise to help us help homeless animals. We receive a sizeable discount on all medical treatments.
*Fund and encourage spay/neuter programs and clinics: We regularly sponsor Spay/Neuter Voucher campaigns to encourage low income families to have their pets altered.
*Place rescue dogs in loving homes: We have guidelines and a home visit prior to placing a dog in a home. Most of our dogs have already had horrible experiences, so we are very careful that we don’t send them into another bad experience.
*Provide safe havens for animals that have been abused or neglected: Some dogs remain at the TLC Center for days, some for weeks, some for years. Our dear 14 year old Brenna went on several home visits, but just couldn’t cope…the TLC was her home for 8 years until she passed away last fall.
*Educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills and dog fighting: We have been involved in several puppy mill rescues where the awful conditions are unbelievable. Since many of us have backgrounds in education with teaching certification, we are allowed into the schools where we discuss both puppy mills and dog fighting. (There are both mills and dog fighting rings in our area). We have active involvement of both students and faculty from area universities, and we believe that education is the best way to raise awareness, and eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance.
*Ensure that perpetrators of animal abuse are held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The TLC works closely with law enforcement in the area and with Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, a grassroots Iowa group pushing for better laws in Iowa, for the protection of our animals and the elimination of the inhumane puppy mills that are everywhere. . Other states are exerting pressure on these horrendous mills too. We urge everyone stay aware of what is (or is not) being done, and get personally involved.
TLC MISSION STATEMENT:
*To be a safe haven for lost, unwanted, needy dogs*
*To educate the public about responsible pet care*
*To find forever homes for all of our TLC dogs*
*To encourage greater levels of respect, responsibility, and compassion
toward both the animals and humans with whom we come in contact.*
Pauline and Ellen welcome comments and questions
Primary contact is Box 373, Newell, Iowa 50568 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Check out our website at www.tlccaninecenter.com
Come Meet Our Pets...We love to have visitors, but since we are a volunteer organization, we request that you contact us to set up a time to come meet our awesome dogs. The best way to contact us is by e-mail: email@example.com
Our Adoption Process...
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE TLC CANINE CENTER
in Newell, Iowa
*TO BE A SAFE HAVEN FOR LOST, UNWANTED, NEEDY DOGS*
*TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT RESPONSIBLE PET CARE*
*TO FIND FOREVER HOMES FOR ALL OF OUR TLC FURBABIES*
*TO ENCOURAGE GREATER LEVELS OF RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, AND COMPASSION TOWARD BOTH THE HUMANS AND ANIMALS
WITH WHOM WE COME IN CONTACT*
BLESS THE ANIMALS: THEY HAVE NO VOICE; THEY HAVE NO CHOICE
The TLC Canine Center provides shelter and responsible care for abandoned and homeless dogs, caring for these frightened, displaced animals until we are able to re-home them in forever, loving homes. We are a designated 501c3 not-for-profit organization, with no public funding, so we must operate in the most cost-effective way. We rely entirely on volunteer help. There are NO paid staff members.
Our goal is to enhance community attitudes about responsible pet guardianship. We conduct classes in area school classrooms and also offer instruction for adults. We encourage greater levels of respect, responsibility, and compassion toward both the humans and the animals with whom we share our lives.
We realize that we can’t save all the homeless animals, but we help those we can, working within the framework of the civil laws to protect both the dogs, and human parties involved. We require that all TLC animals be spayed or neutered, and receive any needed medical attention. Potential homes are screened very carefully before placing a canine, always stressing the fact that a long term commitment is involved.
Why do we do what we do? Simply for the love of animals.
COMPASSION, KINDNESS, GENTLENESS, AND PATIENCE…
toward our fellow humans, and toward all the voiceless creatures that are so dependent upon us…
We would love to hear from you because we believe that by working together, we can make the world a safer, healthier, happier place for needy dogs.
Give us a call at 712-272-3553 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our Face Book page and website ....