Ranger came to the SPCA of Tennessee program a few years back. He was found on the streets. A family called me who wanted to adopt Ranger and I told them they had to go to the adoption process. They were so happy to take him home that day and I asked them to send me pictures of their home and get also the contract filled out and signed. I didn't realize that Ranger was going to the most loving amazing family he could ever imagine to have. Joey and Rory Feel adopted him and they wrote a song.
In the second Joey and Rory tell the story about Rufus and how Ranger ended up in their lives.
I moved to Nashville, Tennessee 19 years ago from Miami, Florida with my 2 dogs, Princess and Maggie, Miniature Pinschers. Then Travis, the Dachshund came along and the story begins. I started helping Animal Rescues in doing transports, picking them up from shelters, taking them to the vet, doing home visits, and just getting more involved in the animal welfare. It was so rewarding seeing those cute faces finding their forever homes. I starting getting to know more about puppy mills- Animals suffering for being overbreed and people just selling them without proper Veterinary Care. A friend told me one day " We all have a past, We all have a story to tell... I am pretty sure these animals suffering with neglect have a story to tell as well.
I started watching The ASPCA programs and reading about difficult cases of cruelty, and it was so overwhelming seeing the suffering of these animals being starved to death, beating by their owners or just being left behind for no reason at all. I realize what I needed to do. I contacted the ASPCA in New York to started a chapter in the state. I file a non-profit status to do it the right way for people to understand the need of help the animals in Tennessee and southern states. The SPCA of Tennessee was founded Dec 2005 and we got our status on 2006. We don't receive any money from the ASPCA- every SPCA is usually a shelter with animal control. My mission is to built a place where animals can run free and, have special training, being checked and care as soon as they arrive to us and give everyone the chance that they deserve. I have great Board of Directors, and we all are volunteers with full time jobs. We all love what we do and we hope that with donations, our hard work that we do and determination our Dream will come true.
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Saving lives if what we do, there will be always injured, helpless, homeless animals needing us along the way. We are here to give them a second chance. With your help we can make Tennessee a better place for animals. We should treat animals as humans wish to be treated. We believe in kindness and compassion for all living creatures, to improved their lives with a positive experience of caring and love. Our main goal is to develop, promote and create programs with new ideas how to help animals and to do what we say we do by building partnerships across the country to improve our resources in the state. We believe by working together we can save more lives
A place to run and be free, a place that they will never be alone, a place where will always be loved. Back in December 25th of 2005 there was a dream that I was always wanted to achieve to be able to help animals in the state of Tennessee. There are so many dogs and cats being overlooked at the shelter and I wanted to be able to give them a second chance.