Introducing the Adoption Ambassador’s Program
Old North Canine Rescue has been generously awarded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Adoption Ambassador Grant for July 1 – December 31, 2016. APPLY HERE TO HELP SAVE LIVES!!
Why Adoption Ambassadors are Desperately Needed now!!
“North Carolina shelters euthanize around 70% of all animals coming into the shelter” said Angela Wacker, founder and director of Old North Canine Rescue (ONCR). “This is a community problem that requires a community solution. As a nonprofit rescue group, we continue to work with public shelters to save as many dogs as we can, but this ability is dependent on foster homes and available funds. These funds will help Old North Canine Rescue expand our foster base to save more dogs from rural shelters that continue to struggle with an overwhelming intake of dogs. It is difficult for many rescue groups to afford to save animals from rural shelters because many North Carolina shelters don’t provide heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgeries or other vetting services prior to being released from the shelter. These costs really add up and donations are difficult to come by.”
The ASPCA award of $2000 will go towards spay/neuter surgeries, vetting, supplies and shelter fees. From July 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016, with the generous support of the ASPCA grant, ONCR will recruit Adoption Ambassadors near North Carolina’s most desperate shelter locations. These Ambassadors are individuals that are willing and able to save dogs and puppies from their local shelters, promote them for adoption and help find their forever homes. ONCR is hoping to save an additional 50 dogs during the six month grant period.
Do you want to be an aspca adoption Ambassador??
The Adoption Ambassadors home-to-home program gives dogs and cats a better chance at finding homes by expanding your reach and engaging volunteers as adoption counselors, talent agents and foster parents at the same time. It lets adopters get more detailed information about an animals’s behavior in a home environment and improves quality of life while awaiting adoption. ASPCA research into the program found that most dogs found homes within three weeks after being placed in a foster home, and some stay just a few days!
Old North Canine Rescue provides all fosters with supplies, all vetting and necessary resources. Ongoing support is offered through our volunteer group as well as a special ASPCA Adoption Ambassador Facebook group. Please consider joining this special program today!
If you are interested in helping to save lives, apply to foster and become an Adoption Ambassador!!
Adoption Ambassador resources
- Ambassador Description of Duties
- Foster Manual
- Adoption Paper Work How-To
- 18 Days to Adoption
- Home Visit Check List
- Adoption Application (printable application)
- Adoption Contracts