Bookmans East is super excited to welcome a new and unique rescue to our Animal Welfare family!! L.I.F.E or Love Is Forever Rescue is a local 501c rescue and sanctuary that distinguishes itself by focusing on rural areas and developing a house like kennel. L.I.F.E will be at Bookmans East for monthly tabling on the 1st Saturday of each month from 11:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. . This new rescue/ sanctuary has been busy this past year obtaining their non profit status and organizing their programs. L.I.F.E’s mission statement struck us as being something new in the rescue community.
“L.I.F.E’s main goal is helping the animals that are most in need of rescue and sanctuary where community support may be lacking. With a focus on rural shelters, shelter diversions, pet owner retention and education we hope to reduce animal homelessness and increase knowledge of animal welfare.”
At Bookmans, we were especially struck by the mention of owner retention, we have seen far too many situations where owners would have actually kept their pets if they had been able to deal with specific issues such as spay or neutering, injury or illness or living restrictions. These issues are often singular, one time events that families find themselves in and without support or intervention pets are released to animal control or the Humane Society. These tragic situations can easily be avoided with moderate intervention and/ or medical treatment. Rural communities are frequently forgotten or fall through the cracks. These areas suffer not only due to reduced incomes, lack of available veterinary care but also an increased pet population due to out of town dumping. Bookmans is proud and excited to support this rescue/ sanctuary in there grassroots efforts to make a difference in the lives of local families and pets. L.I.F.E is now accepting Foster Applications and has some incredible proactive programs.
“Each animal in our care will have a personalized enrichment program designed to meet their specific needs whether that involves basic obedience training, socialization, or high energy activities to help maximize their adoptability and find them their FOREVER HOME. Every animal deserves to be forever loved in a forever home.’
Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month from 11:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. to help support this amazing, ground breaking, innovative rescue. Sign up to foster, make a donation or apply to adopt a pet. Tucson is the perfect community for such a progressive organization and Bookmans is proud to help introduce them to our Bookmans family!!
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