The Coastal Pet Rescue Process

  1. CPR receives a phone call or email regarding a pet in need, primarily from owners no longer wishing to keep their pet for whatever reason: relocation, new baby, new allergies, lifestyle changes, financial hardships, pet needing excessive medical care, etc;
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    CPR shelter monitor locates an adoptable pet in a municipal animal control in our area;
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    Another rescue contacts CPR to take on a pet that they need relocated.
  2. CPR locates a foster home for the pet where it will integrate as a household, family pet.
  3. CPR provides all veterinary care for the pet, including innoculations, deworming, microchipping, spaying/neutering, heartworm treatments, and any special medical needs.
  4. The pet is listed on CPR's website,, and in ads in Savannah Morning News, Tybee Breeze, and Critter magazine to promote it for adoption.
  5. Adoption applications are received, for which veterinary reference checks are made and in-home interviews are conducted.
  6. Upon approval of the foster and adoption coordinators and the foster family, the pet is placed in its new, forever home.