Past Volunteers

 

We have grown! In 2012 we have approximately 100 volunteers who help with our day to day volunteer duties.

 

I Am An Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God’s creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body
I have Animal Friends and friends who have Animal Friends
I don’t often use the word “pet”
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time
I want to live forever if there aren’t animals in Heaven
But I believe there are!
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven’t learned
War and abuse make me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for humankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And making a difference every day
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat
I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full
In the game of life, I have already won!

~ Annette King Tucker

Adoption Events »

Pet Rock In The Park – Sunday, August 27th!

August 27th from 11-4 at Deering Oaks Park in Portland! A fun filled day of music, food, vendors and RESCUES with DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! Don’t Miss it...

 

Adoption Day at The Animal House in Westbrook – Saturday, September 2nd!

Please join us at the Animal House in Westbrook from 11-2  and meet some of our dogs available for adoption and chat with our wonderful volunteers! 11 Main St.,...

 

Barks in the Park – Gardner, Maine – Saturday, September 9th 10-2!

Woof Woof! 2017 is the 8th annual Gardiner Barks in the Park at Gardiner Waterfront Park! Rescue groups from around the region will be present to discuss their...