It is a lot of work to rescue a dog. It takes coordination, focus, physical fitness, and compassion. When you give to DAR, you know that we are putting all of our heart and soul into helping our community be a better place for animals and people. ~ DAR focuses on five main programs designed to effectively achieve our mission and goals:
ABC/AR (Animal Birth Control/Anti-rabies) - This program is a systematic approach to creating a rabies-free environment and controlling the population of strays humanely, following the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols. We conduct annual scientific population surveys, and mass rabies vaccination camps.
Street Animal Rescue – This program provides an optimal environment for any small animal needing 24/7 care due to accidents, disease, cruelty, or abandonment.
Humane Education – Our school program, “Animal Buddies,” teaches young children how to be kind to stray dogs even if they are scared of them. It also teaches kids and teachers what to do if they get bit by an unknown dog, so that they are safe from rabies.
Street Animal Feeding - DAR provides funds to feed 150 street animals each day. We partner with local feeders on all of our programs. Supporting and encouraging feeding reduces the human/street dog conflict allowing for easier catching for rescue, sterilization, and vaccinations.
Adoption – We encourage local adoption. All potential families must go through an application process, approval, and follow up.
We have helped over 19,000 animals since we began in 2009.