At Brother Wolf Animal Rescue our mission is to help build No-Kill Communities, where no homeless dogs or cats are ever euthanized for population control, and where euthanasia is reserved only for animals with no hope of rehabilitation.
We know we can’t just spay/neuter and adopt our way to No-Kill: we know we must work equally hard to help keep cats and dogs from ever entering the shelter system in the first place.
Through our NeighborCorps program, our volunteers educate folks about the resources available for pets with medical or behavioral issues, and the support we offer, to help make their yards safe and secure for pets and children.
All too often, we find that pets in need can also be part of a family in crisis. When we do, our staff and volunteers work with relevant local agencies to help these families get access to the services they need.
Along the way, we often encounter neighbors at odds with each other over the care of their pets. Sometimes these feuds have been going on for years.
It was only a generation or so ago, that if someone’s dog got out or cat got loose, some good neighbor would help catch it and walk it back over. Or if a neighbor was in crisis and needed help caring for their pets, their kids, or their home, folks would get involved and offer help.
Nowadays, most people just call animal control, the police department, or social services on each other- and as a result, we’ve outsourced good neighboring to local government. We’ve become more and more isolated from one another, and less and less supportive of each other.
Our NeighborCorps program seeks to engage citizens in a common mission — one we can all agree on: achieving No-Kill communities for homeless pets. We’re confident, that with us all working together, we can get there. And along the way, we’ll be helping build a stronger community too.
We hope you’ll join us! Please email Volunteer@bwar.org if you are interested in volunteering for our NeighborCorps program.