Chatham Kent Animal Rescue, (aka CK Animal Rescue), Charitable No. 852128701 RR0001, was formed in October 2010. Our office is located Chatham, Ontario and serve all of southwestern Ontario, Canada. We are NOT a shelter and we do NOT receive any government funding. Our rescue depends on fundraising events, the generosity of our supports with donations and adoption fees to pay our operating costs and vetting for all our dogs, cats and small animals. All of our adoptable dogs and cats live in foster homes as family members until we are able to help them find their forever homes.
Our rescue is a registered non profit RESCUE, 100% volunteer based organization with dedicated animal lovers who volunteer their time, love, commitment and open their homes to care for our rescued dogs (& cats, guinea pigs and other small animals). Our volunteers and foster families are located within southwestern Ontario (Sarnia, London, Chatham Kent, Blenheim, Leamington, Ridgetown, Windsor and surrounding areas).
Many of our dogs who come to our rescue were scheduled to be euthanized from high kill shelters, advertised as “free to good home”, ex breeder dogs from puppy mills, from hoarding situations as well as local owner surrenders.
Many of our volunteers work full time, attend school or retired - every one works many extra hours for the love of the animals in our rescue. Our ultimate goal is to find permanent safe, loving homes for everyone through our foster/adoption program.
For animals who are elderly or have health or behaviour issues, we offer them a permanent home in our rescue’s foster program where they live out their lives never worrying about food, love or shelter ever again.
Our Purple Leash program provides temporary care (as long as we have open fosters) for pets whose owners may be fleeing from domestic violence, or hospitalized and need peace of mind.
The cost of vetting the animals we take into our rescue often far exceed the adoption fees. Dentals alone can cost between $400 and $900. The kindness and generosity of our supporters helps our rescue to be able to continue to give the animals the care they so desperately need. We also provide permanent foster care to dogs and cats who have behaviour issues, are elderly or have health issues where they are given the time, patience and care they need to live out the remainder of their lives being cared for in loving homes.