All about Rescue
Who are we?
Save Our Souls - S.O.S. Rescue - is a 501(c)(3) non profit rescue run solely by volunteers in Georgia and the Northeast. Started by a working mom determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals in her community, we are dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and finding forever homes for puppies and dogs, kittens and cats.
What do we do?
As a no-kill, foster-based rescue devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted animals needing a forever home, S.O.S rescues homeless animals in the southeast and adopts them to families in the northeast.
Most of our puppies/dogs and kittens/cats come from high-kill shelters. Some occasionally come from owner surrenders or as strays. Upon rescue, we fully vet our animals and place them in foster homes where they learn love and are taught how to live in a home environment.
All of our animals are up-to-date on age appropriate shots, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are tested for personality traits as best as possible. We have many wonderful dogs and cats looking for forever homes.
What do we require for our animals sent for adoption?
All of our animals are de-wormed for several days, are bathed and flea free, have received flea&tick preventative, heartworm preventative, are heartworm tested (if over 6 mos old) and have been quarantined a minimum of 2 weeks. Our vetting requirements are as follows:
Are at least 8 weeks of age
Receive a minimum of two distemper/parvo (dappv) vaccines
Receive a bordatella/influenza vaccine
Receive a rabies vaccine (if 12 weeks or older)
Receive a microchip with free lifetime registration
Are spayed or neutered
Pass a health examination and receive an interstate health certificate by a licensed veterinarian
We are licensed by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the Secretary of State in Georgia and comply with all state health regulations. Our animals are transported by a USDA licensed transporter who feeds, waters, and walks the dogs several times during the air conditioned/heated transport from Georgia to the northeast.
Why do we do this?
We believe every life is worth saving and that what we do (no matter how small) makes a difference. Our country is facing a pet overpopulation epidemic, especially in the southeast. Our shelters are euthanizing perfectly healthy, adoptable animals because they are over full and don't have enough space. Even puppies are euthanized daily for time and space. The reason there are so many unwanted animals particularly in the southeast is the lack of education and spaying/neutering. We are devoted to our free spay/neuter initiatives, hoping to help end the unwanted puppy & kitten cycle.
Many shelters and rescues may euthanize a dog because it is heartworm positive, has parvo or mange, but we never euthanize. We treat all medical conditions, and keep our animals until they are fully recovered, healthy and adopted. We never, ever leave a mama dog when we rescue a litter of puppies. We don't discriminate against age or breed, or medical condition. We believe there is the perfect home out there for every single one of our animals, no matter how long it takes to find it!
Because we do take on many of the tough cases our vet bills are very high. We receive no state funding and rely solely on donations. We are serious about saving animals in an ethical manner and we are committed to ensuring that all health protocols meet or exceed state and local laws. The time, love, and medical care given to our animals and their safe transport is reflected in our adoption practices.
Please support your local rescues and animal control facilities first and then let us know if we can still help in your search for a new pet!!