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Heading Home Animal Rescue

Heading Home Animal Rescue

Organization Mission

Heading Home Animal Rescue’s mission is to help animals in need at local open-admission shelters receive the care and time they need to find appropriate homes. We are the only rescue group that focuses exclusively on our local open-admission shelter, and provide 60 percent of the rescue assistance for needy animals that the entire Santa Cruz County Animal Sheltering system receives.

The Big Idea:
Helping local animals in need find their people

We continuously work to lower the rate of euthanasia by providing assistance to animals that our county shelter is not able to serve. This includes puppies that are too young to stay at the shelter, shy/unsocial cats that we place in new loving barn cat homes, kittens who need medical care, and many animals that need a different environment in order to flourish.

Last year we helped over 700 local animals receive medically necessary vet care, behavioral help, and foster care in order to facilitate their adoption. We have already surpassed that number in the first 11 months of this year, and hope to help well over 800 local animals this year. Will you help us reach that goal?

I want to thank you for all the good you do and for bringing Banner into my life. I didn’t think I could love that fluffy little weirdo so much, and so quickly. But cats have their way.

Judy N., Santa Cruz