Our mission is to rescue homeless, abandoned, and injured dogs; to provide each dog a temporary home, comprehensive care and rehabilitation, and to prepare them to be adopted into a permanent home.
We envision the day when every pet born will be assured a loving home and proper care all its natural life and will not suffer as a result of abuse, neglect or ignorance.
Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer animal rescue organization that was founded in 2005 for the purpose of saving homeless Beagles and Beagle mixed dogs and finding them permanent homes. We were officially incorporated as a New Jersey non-profit corporation in Februrary 2006. We are also a Federally designated 501(c)(3) public charity.
Safe Hounds is dedicated to reducing the suffering and often needless euthanasia of shelter dogs both near and far. The majority of the dogs that enter our program come to us from public animal control facilities ("dog pounds"), and animal shelters. Many of these animals are simply out of time and would otherwise be euthanized if we did not intervene. We believe they deserve a second chance. We also try to do our part to help the veterinary community when they reach out to us for assistance, by taking in injured or special needs Beagles. Demand for our services is always high and although we would like to save them all, we must often turn dogs away. As a general rule we do not accept dogs directly from the public except under extreme circumstances, which are considered on a case by case basis. Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue is supported by donations, a variety of fundraisers, and adoption fees. Although most of the dogs we take into our program come from public facilities, we receive no federal, state, or local funding of any kind. The success of our rescue and our ability to carry out our mission depends on the generosity of our members and supporters.
Our commitment to every dog entering our program encompasses both their physical and emotional needs. Comprehensive care that focuses on each dog as an individual is provided in a supportive, nurturing, home environment, with the goal of preparing them for placement in a suitable permanent home.
Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue also strives to educate the public about the Beagle breed with emphasis on the humane treatment of all companion animals, proper care and guardianship, the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation, and to raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues. We believe dogs enrich the lives of people and are deserving of our care and compassion.
We're making a difference...one dog at a time.
The Starfish Story is adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley, (1907 – 1977).
The story has appeared in many places and in various forms, usually with no credit given to Mr. Eiseley. Sometimes it is a young girl throwing the starfish into the ocean, sometimes an old man, but in any form it is a beautiful and inspirational story that reminds us we ALL can make a difference.