Frequently Asked Questions
How can I donate to Advocates 4 Animals?
CLICK HERE to learn all the ways you can support Advocates 4 Animals.
How can I volunteer with Advocates 4 Animals?
CONTACT US and let us know your areas of expertise or interested areas you wish to volunteer.
Please note- we do not have a physical shelter location. If you are looking to visit and work directly with the animals, please contact your local animal shelter.
A few ways you can support our lifesaving efforts right now include: our sponsor-a-rescue-pet program (for special needs and senior cats receiving lifetime care due to their ongoing medical needs), and direct donations (funds, Wish List items, etc.). We have provided links below for various ways you can easily Donate to our ongoing local efforts:
SUPPORT ADVOCATES 4 ANIMALS (FOR FREE!) EVERYTIME YOU SHOP AT KROGER OR DOROTHY LANE MARKET
SUPPORT ADVOCATES 4 ANIMALS (FOR FREE!) EVERYTIME YOU SHOP ONLINE AT AMAZON
MAKE A ONE-TIME MONETARY DONATION
DONATE AN ITEM(S) FROM OUR WISH LIST
DONATE A SPAY
In addition, if you are interested in reading more rescue stories from Advocates 4 Animals --
our books (listed below) share LOTS more rescue stories directly from Advocates 4 Animals:
Letters from Cats
If you are interested in learning more ways to Fundraise for Advocates 4 Animals -- we recommend picking up our book 150 Fun(d)raising Ideas
And if you are interested in learning more about starting your own animal rescue/adoption center or in any aspect of 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organizations, check out our bestselling books: Covered in Pet Fur: How to Start an Animal Rescue the Right Way and Still Covered in Pet Fur: How to Succeed in Rescue.
We are so appreciative for all of your kindness & support! Thank you!
How do I start a 501(c)3 Animal Rescue organization?
There are many, many steps and questions you will need to prepare prior to forming a 501(c)(3) organization. From financial stability to veterinary care, the planning involved in forming a successful tax-exempt organization is substantial. Please visit sites such as www.legalzoom.com and www.guidestar.org to gather information regarding the federal tax-exempt process.
In addition, the founders of Advocates 4 Animals have published a thorough guide to starting your own animal rescue. You can find it
Where can I find a list/photos of all adoptable animals in my area?
Please visit www.petfinder.com or www.adoptapet.com and type in your local zip code to view a list of adoptable pets in your area.
To view all of our adoptable animals at Advocates 4 Animals, please
I would like to sponsor a special needs cat at Advocates 4 Animals. How can I find out more information?
Please CLICK HERE.
Can I help with fundraisers?
Please CONTACT US and introduce yourself and we will let you know what fundraiser's we are currently planning. In addition, if you have an idea for a fundraiser that you would like to organize/host, please let us know! We are always open to new ideas.
How did Advocates 4 Animals begin?
CLICK HERE for our story.
What are ways I can help if i'm not able to adopt a pet at this time?
If you’re not able to adopt a pet right now, there are still plenty of ways you can help right now.
I know you primary focus is on cats, however do you have any favorite dog rescue stories to share?
Nearly a year ago Daisy, a black lab mix, suffered a sudden stroke leaving her fully paralyzed. She could not stand or move. She could only move her eyes. Veterinarians suggested euthanasia, but our intuition told us to do our research before making that decision. Although there wasn’t much information available online, we found a spark of hope that we were searching for.
Daisy couldn’t move. She had to be hand fed and watered. We carried her on a Kuranda (a “doggie cot”) up and down sets of stairs- anywhere we were- so that she could always be with us. She had to be turned from one side to the other every 2 hours to avoid bed sores. We showered her with love, toys and bones- doing what we could to keep her spirits up. And we held on to hope. Hope that our intuition was right. Hope that Daisy would one day move again. Hope that we’d made the right decision.
Intuition told us to massage Daisy’s legs and muscles multiple times every day in attempt to get adequate blood flow to her body and to help her heal. We gently moved her legs using slow range of motion exercises. All the while, she laid on her cot unable to move much more than her head. After multiple weeks, we weren’t seeing any progress and we were incredibly worried that her condition would not improve. But we continued to hold on to hope. And hope- and a lot of hard work and sleepless nights- carried us through.
Miraculously, in time, Daisy made a full recovery and her story is now in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book -
My Very Good, Very Bad Dog.