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We're a young organization, but we're making a difference in our community. Since Coastal Pet Rescue was founded February 5, 2003, the organization's volunteers have worked together to save over 1500 pets. We're animal lovers trying to change lives, one at a time.

Coastal Pet Rescue pets are in foster homes or our small capacity shelter, Camp Pawsawhile Retreat. Appointments to see pets may be made once an adoption application has been completed and reviewed.

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Who is Coastal Pet Rescue

Coastal Pet Rescue Mission Statement

coastal pet rescue president and founder lisa scarbroughCoastal Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected dogs and cats in Savannah and surrounding areas. Founded in February 2003, Coastal Pet Rescue changes the lives of homeless pets in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham Counties through its foster home program and small capacity shelter, Camp Pawsawhile Retreat.

Coastal Pet Rescue provides:

  • Rescue, foster care, veterinary care, and sterilization for animals in county animal shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.
  • Foster care for animals surrendered by their owners who either can no longer provide for the pets or no longer wish to have them in their homes.
  • Adoption of rescued pets to qualified homes that have been properly screened and counseled by our adoption coordinators and foster parents to maintain the pet in the home for a lifetime.
  • Training of leadership team members and volunteers in the areas of humane education, animal welfare, animal behavior and care, and disaster response.
  • Education to the public in the form of adoption counseling, pet behavior consultation and training, hurricane evacuation planning, media interviews, and classroom presentations.

Coastal Pet Rescue Organization Vision

Coastal Pet Rescue is recognized as a major resource for the welfare of homeless, abandoned and abused companion animals in Savannah. Our goal is to lower euthanasia rates at our county animal control by:

  1. Bringing adoptable pets into our program for medical and social rehabilitation and re-homing.
  2. Providing resources to pet owners to encourage their responsibility and commitment to their pets and prevent them from contributing to the homeless pet population (i.e. spay/neuter awareness, microchipping, etc.).

We want to be a valuable resource to our community. We believe that one person can make the difference in the life of an animal in need, so as an organization, we have more strength to help more animals.