Here at Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue, Inc, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for animals. Our organization is dedicated to helping people and their pets stay together during difficult times. We also take in unwanted, abused, and stray animals and care for them until suitable homes can be found for them. In addition, we provide sanctuary for the less adoptable animals here at Forgotten Chances.
Our rescue was formed and is run by Gail Neuendorf who worked as an independent animal rescuer for over 20 years. She created this rescue because she felt that she could make a difference saving the lives of unwanted pets by providing a safe atmosphere where no animal would be euthanized due to lack of space.
We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Here at Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2017, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Animal Rescue upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue does not adopt any animal on the spot. Once we receive an application, our dedicated group of volunteers works diligently to place all animals in the best home that suits both the adopter and the pet. We reserve the right to deny any person(s) application as well as follow up with the family after an adoption is approved.
After reviewing an application, applicants and their families will be invited to meet the adoptable pet. If they already have pets in the home, our animal will be cat/dog tested and we ask the applying family to bring their current dog(s) for a meet and greet.
Three references are required to be provided on our application form, as well as veterinary and landlord information if applicable.
All animals will be spayed / neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before going to their new home. There are no exceptions to this.
We do conduct a home check and may require pictures of your home or yard prior to us visiting your home in person. We bring every animal home to the adopters ourselves. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure the home atmosphere is a loving, safe environment.
An adoption contract will be signed by both Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue and the adopter when the pet is brought home to finalize the adoption. . The contract states the adopter promises to take care of the pet for their entire life and meet all their needs both financially and emotionally. In the unfortunate event that an adopter can no longer care for the pet, Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue must be contacted and the animal returned to our rescue. We do not allow re-homing or allow the animal to go to another rescue/shelter.
Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue diligently works educating people of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Although our organization is a no-kill rescue, there are many animals that are put to sleep each year in the United States due to the over-population of pets. Controlling the population of companion animals greatly reduces the senseless euthanasia of thousands of animals.
Aside from controlling the population, spaying and neutering pets also decreases their chances of cancer and other health issues that can shorten their lives. Spaying and neutering also highly decreases the chances of pets possibly escaping the home and getting lost, hurt, or even killed on the street.
Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue reserves the right to deny any applicant who already has a pet at home that is not neutered or spayed. The only exceptions we will consider is if the pet has health issues making the surgery a danger for them; they are too young or old to have the surgery performed. We will not deny the applicant if they do choose to spay / neuter their current pet before adopting.
Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue always follows the guidelines of a certified Veterinarian when spaying / neutering our animals. It will be ensured that each animal is healthy enough to withstand anesthesia and that they meet the required weight for surgery. This varies for different species and breeds. All animals will stay in our care until a safe procedure can be performed. The animal will only go home once they have been spayed/neutered and have recovered from their surgery.
Animal Admission Policy
Due to the fact that we are a no-kill rescue and every animal in our care stays in our rescue regardless of their age or behavior until a loving home is found for them, we unfortunately cannot take every animal that is brought to us.
When we are requested to take in an animal we rely on the availability of our resources at the present time as well as if we have the space to care for the animal. In the event we cannot take in the animal, we offer tips, guidelines for training, and at times have offered to feature the animal on our page and assist with the re-homing process while the animal still lives with their current owner.
Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue is a No-Kill rescue. Under no circumstance will an animal in our care be euthanized due to lack of space, lack of finances, age, breed, or behavior. All animals that come into our rescue will live and stay with us, being treated with love, kindness, and compassion, until a loving home is found for that animal.
In the unfortunate event that an animal is suffering from a terminal disease or ailment, and only after all attempts to ease his/her suffering have been attempted and failed, Forgotten Chances Animal Rescue will consider euthanasia in order to end the animal’s suffering. This will only be done after every attempt to help the animal is conducted and under the guidance and expert opinion of a qualified Veterinarian. This will not be done under any circumstance to any animal that has a disease that can be controlled with medication and live a life of quality.