WHO WE ARE

AnRAA is the advocacy association for the animal rescue community. We believe in the power of a unified voice. Our mission is to mobilize  our members’ combined strengths and resources in order to rescue thousands more animals, reduce intolerable rates of euthanasia, promote a rescue code of ethics and elevate the entire animal rescue field.

MEET THE AnRAA STAFF

WE ARE YOUR ASSOCIATION

AnRAA exists to support and speak out on behalf of our membership, whether a one-person operation or a national group.  We have no hidden agenda. We are not here to tell you what to do. We simply want to make the most of everything you already do.

To that end, among our other goals, we are now designing the only certification program of its kind in the animal rescue community.  Please visit our Certification page for details of how you can get involved.

YOU NEED TO BE SEEN AND HEARD

Let’s cut to the chase: Volunteer-based animal rescues do not get the respect they deserve. We’re done with that. We want humane societies and shelters previously reluctant to work with rescue groups to trust your expertise. We want media stories about your successes.  Ultimately, we want to see you recognized and celebrated as the indispensable resource you are.

IT AIN’T GONNA BE EASY, BUT IT CAN BE DONE

We at AnRAA don’t kid ourselves about the challenges of creating a network with folks as diverse as those in our community. It’s a group that ranges from the reasonable to the cranky, the sweet to the strident, the collaborative to the strictly solo show.

And let’s face it: Who in the world of animal advocacy doesn’t often prefer the company of cats and dogs? Or for that matter, rabbits, rodents, parrots, monkeys, songbirds, sows and snakes?

Clearly, those in rescue are an amazing, idiosyncratic bunch with many, many voices. Together, united by our love of animals, we believe that AnRAA and its members will sing an urgent and powerful song.

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