Services and Programs
What is Rosie's Club? Rosie's Club from Animal Outreach helps pets and their owners in a variety of ways. You might help with a ride to the vet, a donation of food, or maybe cover the cost of medical care in time of need.
Rosie’s Fund was begun by a generous donor who covered medical expenses for a beautiful kitty named Rosie. As the economy suffered, these cases became more frequent, and Animal Outreach continues to operate Rosie’s Club with the goal of keeping pets in their homes. Many donors designate Rosie’s Club as the recipient of their gifts so that loving owners who are experiencing difficulties can help their beloved pets. Membership has its privileges!
How do I join Rosie's Club? Donate time, talent, or treasure! Below are the membership fees for Rosie's Club. We encourage you to join today!
Family or Business Membership
Senior or Student Membership
How do I join Rosie's Club? - Give your Time, Talent or Treasure!
Betty has donated her time helping a home-bound elderly woman going into a nursing home by taking her cat to the vet to make sure its shots were up to date.
Andrea used her artistic talent to create a beautiful display case promoting adoption at the local library.
Others donate funds to help people like Trish whose Schnauzer, Sailor, needed medical care.
It’s a simple idea. Senior citizens who can use some great companionship can adopt senior cats who want the same thing! (And if this is starting to sound like a “personal” ad that’s because it is!). It’s a fact that more mature pets are easier to handle. And we know that they make terrific company! So we have developed a Seniors Program to help older dogs and cats meet older folks for fun and companionship. Of course, volunteers of Rosie’s Club from Animal Outreach will help by bringing cats to the senior’s home, check in on the new pet, and help out in any way to keep these special cats in a loving home.
We would have a one-week trial period to see if pet and owner get along. For more info contact 609-898-1PET (1738).
True to our mission, we continue to build our hands-on rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many companion animals as possible and promote education to increase shelter adoptions, reduce animal cruelty and advance the highest standards in animal welfare.
Animals that are in danger in shelters are routinely taken into our foster network and subsequently adopted. Elderly dogs and cats whose owners have died or moved to nursing homes are a focus for our organization. These animals are often terrified and confused in shelters and fare much better in nice, quiet foster homes as they await their new families.
Reporting Cruelty and Neglect
Many times, people call Animal Outreach to report situations in their neighborhoods because they don’t want to alienate the neighbors. We will contact Animal Control on a caller’s behalf so that the animals get the attention they need and our callers don’t rock the boat. It is important to give us full information and to note that all calls are kept confidential.
There’s no place like home! Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to find homes for the animals we serve. Petfinder.com, Petsmart, batch emails, events and press are all utilized to help animals get into a better situation. Adoption screening and counseling, including followup are all part of the job.
The reduction of euthanasia is a goal that we strive toward in many ways. Adoption, foster, fospice, TNR and spay-neuter all work together to reduce killing, promote healthy living and stop reproduction.
Animal shelters across the country are seeing an uptick in surrendered pets as owners lose their jobs and homes. This leads to overcrowding, which inevitably leads to killing at traditional municipal shelters. Animal Outreach, working in coordination with other rescue groups, works with shelters to place animals that might otherwise be in danger. This makes room for the next animal and keeps stress down for shelter animals and staff.
Spay/Neuter is the best tool that we have to reduce the numbers of unwanted pets. It is mandatory for all pets adopted through our organization. We work in conjunction with Animal Alliance, who operate a clinic for cats to promote sterilization of feral colonies in order to keep their numbers in check. We also provide counseling for those in need of assistance to get the surgeries done on their pets, informing them of how to take advantage of existing programs.
Animal Outreach has long been involved in local schools. It is our belief that to educate the kids about animals is the best way to get the word out to the rest of the community.
Marketing No-kill, TNR and Adoption
The use of various media to promote adoptable pets is key to making adoptions happen. The concepts of
No-Kill and TNR are less well known, making it part of our job to get the word out about these humane programs that make a better world for all of us.
Animal Outreach volunteers care for feral cat colonies throughout the area. Caregivers provide the kitties with food and water, as well as making sure that the members are stable and healthy. If a newcomer arrives (usually a cat who was dumped at a known feeding station by an uncaring owner), the caregiver ascertains that the cat is fixed and vaccinated. It’s very rewarding to care for cats who would otherwise be sickly and malnourished. Just because you can’t pet them doesn’t mean they don’t love you!