Joplin’s after eight years of successfully operating both  a single location sanctuary and animal rescue non-profit (501c3) has made a transition to a new operational model.  We have closed down the single location sanctuary while successfully moving all the animals in our care to new loving adoptive homes or to other sanctuaries that we are aligned with.

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Hauling hay on a sled during the December 2022 deep freeze

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Joplin's Animal Rescue

A non-profit 501(c)3 all volunteer animal rescue organization located in Washington State.

Mission Statement:  “Joplin’s Animal Rescue is dedicated to responding to natural and

man-made disasters in a variety of ways. We are highly trained and experienced in search and rescue efforts; field triage, evacuation and transport of animals affected by disaster. We also assist in temporary sheltering and re-homing efforts if necessary.”

An animal's heart is crying out to you!

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COVID CASES: In 2022 we continued the work we began in 2020, whereby we assisted families or individuals who had contracted one of the Covid viruses and needed help in caring for their animals.  In total we had six call-outs in this area.  In five of the cases we were taking care of livestock and farm animals while the owners were either isolated or quarantined.

WILDFIRE RESPONSES: 2022 unfortunately was an extremely busy one for us on the wildfire front.  Our N. California team responded to six fires where they assisted with evacuation, search and rescue as well as short term care for the affected animals.

Photos from Northern California fires -2022

In 2022 we had massive flooding early in the year in Whatcom and Skagit counties.  We assisted in gathering and delivering feed to various farms and residents who had lost most of their animal supplies to the flood waters.  In total, we helped feed over 500 animals during the first two months of the year.

Later in the year we had a severe winter storm in December with below zero wind chill factors. We were called out to help shelter, feed and care for livestock on several farms in the northern counties of the state.   Feed was purchased entirely by donations given by our supporters.

Our Midwest associates spent four weeks in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in the initial search and rescue efforts, and then assisting various temporary animal shelters in the feeding and care for several hundred companion animals that had displaced due to the storm.

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The Transition

In the northwest our founder worked initially on the Mckinney wildfire and then the White River wildfire northwest of Plain, WA.  Then he was called out for a six week stint to assist in the evacuation and long term care of animals affected by the Bolt Creek fire which broke out above Index, in the western Cascades.  Affected animals were transported to multiple locations.  Some were temporarily housed on the east side of the Cascades while others were taken to the Monroe fairgrounds due to the heavy smoke and fire.


"Helping the Animals"

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The eyes are the window to the soul!

Over thirty horses and donkeys were housed at the Monroe fairgrounds during the Bolt Creek fire.  Our founder is seen here offloading much needed hay and bedding materials for the horses.

This transition allows us more time and freedom to respond to man-made and natural disasters around the country.  As an example this summer two of our associates deployed to Lake Charles, LA to assist in the search and rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

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In 2022 we assisted several city and county health departments on hoarding/neglect situations both in the assessment of the situation but also in the ultimate surrender or seizure of the animals.  We also helped in the evacuation of animals in two law enforcement situations and provided short term care for the impacted animals.

Ultimately we could not do this work without the support of donors like you.  Thanks for your support. As an all volunteer organization, every dollar goes directly to our animal rescue efforts.


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