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Angels for Mistreated Animals (AMA) is a non-profit foster-based animal rescue organization founded in Brooklyn, NY. They focus on safeguarding animals who have experienced the most severe cases of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. With no shelter facility, AMA Animal Rescue relies entirely on foster parents to care for rescued dogs and cats while searching for their forever homes.
Being in a foster home is especially important for shy and abused animals that are the focus of AMA Animal Rescue's efforts. Animals that spend time with foster parents become more social as they learn that somebody loves them. When a pet is fostered, they’re more likely to get adopted as they have a different personality in a cage versus in a home.
Fostering a pet is beneficial for YOU too! Not only do you get to spend time with a sweet animal without a lifetime of responsibility (think babysitting for a few weeks rather than having a kid) but you get to learn what type of pet owner you are. One of the great things about fostering a pet from AMA Animal Rescue is that all expenses are covered, so all you need to give your foster pet is love!
AMA Animal Rescue works strictly with sick, stray, abused, and neglected animals, as well as with animals in high kill shelters. They don’t rehome pets or work with stray cat populations.
AMA Animal Rescue strives to place all their animals in loving, forever homes with people who understand that a pet is not an object, but a family member. Every rescue they take on has already been abandoned once. It’s their goal to ensure that it never happens again. The process to adopt is straightforward:
Adoption fees at AMA Animal Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, blood and fecal work, distemper and bordetella vaccinations for dogs, FVRCP vaccination for cats, and an open blood work panel for pets 8+ years old.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.