Southern Animal Rescue was founded in November 2008 by Kristin McKnight, Lauren McKnight, Chamblee Abernethy and John Rigney. Between 2010 and 2011, Leslie Curry, Liz Kroll, Cara McKinney and Nikki Rentz, all long time animal rescuers, joined our team. We are animal lovers and advocates, all with cats and dogs of our own, as well as regularly foster rescued animals.
Our mission is to rescue and re-home abused, neglected and homeless dogs and cats in metro Atlanta; to educate pet owners to properly care for their animals; and to reduce the number of feral cats and kittens through the humane practice of TNR (trap-neuter-return).
We are active and vocal advocates for abused and abandoned pets in our local communities and with our state law makers. We believe that rescue alone will never save enough lives nor bring about a long-term solution to Georgia's pet overpopulaton crisis. In all that we do, we strive to create communities where, one day in the not-so-distant future, our rescue work is no longer required.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and run by all non-paid volunteers. 100% of your donations go directly towards veterinary care for the animals we rescue.
We are always in need of foster parents to join our network. Contact us to foster one of our wonderful pets!
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