Nothing makes us drool greater than organizations that assist discover loving houses for senior canine, particularly retired working canine. Mission K9 Rescue (MK9) sniffs out army and contract working canine who want houses and has saved greater than 1,300 from “each nook of the world” since Kristen Maurer, Louisa Kastner and Bob Bryant based it in 2013. This contains reuniting greater than 540 with their former army handlers. The nonprofit 501 (c) three group is predicated in Houston, Texas, plus has satellite tv for pc workplaces in San Antonio and Los Angeles.

Nonprofit MK9 was co-founded by Kristen Maurer, Bob Bryant (above) and Louisa Kastner to search out loving houses for retired working canine.

Mission K9 focuses on its 5 Rs: Rescue, Reuniting with former handlers, Re-homing, Rehabilitating (some have PTSD) and Restore (getting them wholesome). “Out of each $1 donated, 93 cents are immediately used for our work with the canine,” says Bob. “No waste of donor funds, ever. We don’t take luxurious retreats and sometimes spend nights in roadside relaxation areas on transports, relatively than incur resort bills. Now we have a devoted workforce that takes delight in serving working canine around the globe.”

After all, rescuing senior canine who’ve served comes with its personal set of challenges, reminiscent of much-needed healthcare funding. For instance, in 2022, Mission K9 rescued 10 contract working canine from Turkey, in the course of the CDC rabies ban that affected many international locations. “We had been capable of get the canine safely again to the USA through an arduous course of,” says Bob. “As soon as again, we had been capable of present heartworm remedy to all of the canine, as that they had examined optimistic. Every canine endured the remedy properly and they’re all now heartworm free and dwelling in loving houses.”

Mission K9 is on the lookout for extra nice individuals and corporations to unfold the phrase about what they achieve this that they will proceed to develop. Wish to study extra? Go to missionk9rescue.org and comply with on social media @missionk9.

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