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Last Chance Animal Rescue – SWA 2013 grant recipient testimonial

Last Chance Animal Rescue was founded in 2008 with the goal of saving as many lives as we can from high kill shelters located in rural areas, primarily located in southern states.  Since that time we have placed over 6,000 animals into loving homes through our foster based adoption program and helped find rescue for over 10,000 animals through Middle Mutts our shelter advocacy program.  We have a very inclusive approach to rescue, which simply means we provide a second chance to animals who might otherwise perish because of their lack of visibility, age, breed, health, handicap or fur color.  We rely entirely on our adoption fees, private donations and the support of organizations like Sidewalk Angels.  This year alone, among those rescued, we treated hundreds of animals for heartworm, with the help of SWA these animals got the chance at a future and happily ever after.  Sadly too many don’t get this opportunity because of the expense of the treatment, thanks to the grant received from SWA we were able to treat even more animals for this curable disease.

In the coming year we will establish our own safe haven to house animals in transition to our adoption program, nursing mothers, and those recuperating from medical treatment.  This facility will also be home to animals who are considered unadoptable because they do not fit into a traditional home setting, however we believe they deserve to live and this facility will be designed to provide them that opportunity.  We are thankful for Sidewalk Angels and their support, they have been there for us since we started and quite simply our success would not be possible without their ongoing partnership.  As we embark on this exciting new chapter we know that we count on their continued support of our life saving mission.  We are forever grateful to Rob, Mari, Maria and the rest of the SWA family for believing in our ability to make lasting change in the lives of the animals for whom we are truly their last chance.

2013 SWA grant recipient – Mid Hudson Animal Aid testimonial

Mid Hudson Animal Aid is a no-kill cat sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for
abandoned and abused felines in the Hudson Valley and beyond.Our resident animals are given humane and compassionate care in a free-range environment while awaiting their forever homes. MHAA is a pioneer of the no-kill shelter model, boasting a mostly cage-less, free roaming environment.  Separate FELV and FIV apartments have been created for special needs animals and no cat is considered unadoptable.  As a non- profit organization, we subsist entirely on donations and fundraising efforts.  Fire recently ripped through our isolation ward taking the lives of eight of our precious cats.  We are currently rebuilding and tending to the needs of our 160 residents in foster homes.  The generous support from Side Walk Angels has been an integral part of our rebuilding effort. Their donation will assist MHAA in providing veterinary care for all of our cats and new intakes and in providing preventative care upon reentry to the shelter

2013 SWA grant recipient – the animal house jamaica

2013 has been a special year for us and not just because it is our tenth anniversary as a formal charity.  It has been special because we have been able to help more of Jamaica’s forgotten animals than ever before by being able to successfully  treat some of the worse cases of cruelty and neglect we have ever seen – being able to spay and neuter all animals on admission (as well as many dogs and cats in the adjoining community) –  being able to build new kennels to relieve an overcrowding situation that had existed since Hurricane Sandy 2012 –  and being able to expand our program of teaching Jamaica’s children kindness and compassion through our animals. We would not have been able to do all of this without the generous support of the aptly-named Sidewalk Angels Foundation. Thank you SWAF. We send blessings from Jamaica.



COLOSSAL CANINE CARE – 2013 SWA grant recipient Testimonial

Colossal Canine Care is proud to have been the recipient of a 2013 grant from Sidewalk Angels Foundation. Because of the support of SWA, Colossal has been able to rescue last chance dogs from certain death including Brutus who was an 8 year old Bullmastiff with a massive tumor and dumped at a kill shelter to die. Colossal was able to give him a loving home until his tumor ruptured. Colossal was also able to rescue Molly, an 8 1/2 year old beautiful English Mastiff with a mass on her foot that turned out to be spindle cell sarcona. Molly is living in a loving home and playing like she’s a puppy. Colossal has even been able to rescue Buster, a 14 year old Red Heeler who was living as an outside dog his entire life. The temperatures in Las Vegas were going to be nearly 120 degrees that weekend when Colossal knocked on the owner’s door and talked him into surrendering Buster. He’s now in a loving home as an indoor dog and enjoying every minute of being spoiled, as he deserves to be. These are just a few of the pups who were given a chance at life and love because of the support of Sidewalk Angels. We, and they, are truly thankful.
Colossal Canine Care

ASLAN CATS – 2013 SWA Grant Recipient/testimonial doing amazing things!

Dearest Sidewalk Angels ,

Your most generous grant has helped Aslans’s Cats enormously.

Feline Leukemia positive cats need a lot of veterinary care, much more than cats negative of the disease.

The Sidewalk Angels Foundation Grant enabled us to bring the cats to the vet as soon as we would perceive the slightest change in behavior / symptoms.

We were also able to get many cats complete dental work, which actually saved their lives, as they were suffering terribly from the pain of having bad teeth and gums.

We are now able  to do more intensive bloodwork on every cat that we bring to the vet .

To have enough money to be able to give these cats the proper care is a blessing, as it has increased the quality and length of their lives.


We cannot thank you enough.

God Bless you.

Sincerely ,

Sabrina Hansen & Hilary Harris

Founders of Aslans Cats.

                                                                                     facebook us @ aslans cats.

Testimonial of Last Chance Animal Rescue – 2013 grant recipient

Sidewalk Angels Foundation ongoing commitment to Last Chance Animal Rescue has provided critical support when it has been most needed.  As we embark on a new year with loftier goals it is a comfort to know that we can look to you for guidance and support going forward.

Testimonial from Equine-Rescue 2013 SWA grant recipient

For the past 18 years, Equine Rescue Inc. ( ) has been helping horses in need.  We care for victims of abuse and neglect that are in critical condition.  Working closely with veterinarians and law enforcement – we remove the animals to the farm we rent for rehabilitation and ultimately – adoption.  We are a no kill organization that provides care for our horses– for life.  If we can’t find for them a forever home they stay with us and they are always welcome back.  Caring for healthy horses is very costly – caring for injured and starved horses is astronomical!  We do it all by raising our own funds through donations and grants and with all volunteer help.  We are currently caring for 31 horses.
Sidewalk Angels has been a huge help for the past few years!  With the funds that they have sent us we are able to continue with the best possible care that we can provide for our horses.  Their willingness and wanting to help the ‘smaller’ organizations has been life changing for ERI.  We are deeply grateful for their support!  Thank you Sidewalk Angels!!
Lynda Roemer
Equine Rescue Inc.

Testimonial from Incred-A-Bull – 2013 SWA grant recipient

Those of us here at Incred-A-Bull are truly honored and grateful to be acknowledged and given the support of Sidewalk Angels Foundation in helping the dogs of our community. With the funds provided, we have been able to offer free or low cost spay and neuter surgeries to almost eighty “pit bull” dogs this year. We have also been able to assist dozens of owners with basic supplies such as food, toys, collars and leashes through our Owner Support Program which aims to assist struggling owners, some of whom are living on the streets, in keeping their beloved companions. Through this program we have even been successful at building a few secure dog runs, allowing owners to keep their dogs safely contained and off of a tether or chain. While our main focus is dogs labeled as “pit bulls”, Owner Support is offered to dog owners of all kinds. We are working hard to end breed discrimination and value the human-canine bond so deeply, for us to discriminate would go against what we stand for!


Our web address:


Jesica Clemens

Executive Director



PetsAlivePuertoRico – 2013 SWA recipient – forever grateful to SWA

Pets Alive Puerto Rico is very thankful to Rob and Marisol Thomas and the Sidewalk Angels Foundation.  They provided the initial funding for Pets Alive Puerto Rico,  and they are the driving force behind our mission to end the problem of stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs that roam the streets of Puerto Rico.  Since the sanctuary opened in April of 2012, PAPR has rescued more than 600 dogs from all across the island.  Every single one of the dogs we rescue has a medical need, and some are in critical condition.  This year’s annual gift from the SWAF is helping to fund a new wing that will house medical and surgical rooms where we will nurse these dogs back to health and find them the loving homes that they deserve.  THANK YOU Sidewalk Angels Foundation. Your generosity is helping to change the world for the dogs of Puerto Rico, and we are so grateful for your love and support!

Please visit ( to learn more about Pets Alive Puerto Rico, including how you can come visit on an “Animal Lover’s Retreat”.  And please “like” us on Facebook (\petsalivepuertorico) and “follow us” on Twitter(\petsalivepr) to keep up with all that is going on through our daily posts.


Joy Sarnelli Carson
Executive Director, Pets Alive Puerto Rico
PO Box 1904
Utuado, PR 00641

Testimonial from SWA 2013 grant recipient – Karma Cat & Zen Dog Rescue Society

We are setting aside the majority of the money to outfit a ~800 sq ft sanctuary/adoption space for our cats. The project has been delayed a little bit due to some unrelated circumstances but we fully expect to complete this in the early portion of 2014. I really look forward to sending you pictures of that! It will be a (mostly) cage-free living space for 20 to 40 cats and kittens. (Cages will be used for baby kittens and introductory periods for new cats).

However, with the grant money, we have been able to take on a Spina Bifida kitten that would have likely been euthanized if she was surrendered to a shelter. Her name is Jessica Rabbit and she is doing very well in her foster home. X-rays and a (very expensive) CT scan confirmed her deformities. The veterinarians believe that she is not in pain and can live a long and happy life – even if she bunny-hops to get around. I’ve attached a picture so you can see how cute she is.

Happy Holidays!
Christie Arlotta
Executive Director