SYRACUSE — New Hope Pet Rescue, organized in 1999, is a rescue for unwanted and abandoned animals in the Syracuse area. Now located at 72555 CR 29, Syracuse, it shelters more than 70 cats and a small number of dogs that are available to foster or adopt.
The center provides foster and veterinary care, proper nourishment and plenty of love. All animals are spayed or neutered and all life saving or necessary medical attention.
Because the rescue is a non-profit organization, operational costs are through donations from supporters and contributions from the general public. Its largest supporter is the Dane and Mary Louis Miller Foundation.
While there are adoption fees, the fees do not cover the expenses of the animals, according to Angie Wright, co-founder. “Our biggest bill is the vet bill for spaying or neutering before they lave and age appropriate shots. To help with these expenses, the rescue relies on fundraisers.
An anniversary benefit is planned for Saturday, March 24, at the Eagles of Syracuse, 12889 N. Kern Road. The event begins at 7 p.m. where there will be a silent auction starting at 7 p.m., a live auction with Jim Fidler from 8 to 9 p.m. With items from local businesses, door prizes and more.
The evening also includes a la carte food and beverages and entertainment. There will be a raffle during the evening that includes a balloon ride for two. This is a 45-minute ride leaving from Goshen Airport anytime during a four-month time period.
Tickets for the event are $10 per person and available at Crossroads Bank, Syracuse, and at the door.
Additionally the facility is always in need of volunteers to not only volunteer at the facility, but also to provide foster homes for the dogs. “We have a base group that we always use,” said Wright. “We always need more help.”
The rescue, which moved into its new facility in 2016, is open for adoptions from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Other times are by appointment.
To learn more about New Hope Pet Rescue, email [email protected], or call (574) 528-0263.