Pet Search

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Mission

Pet Search Inc. is an all volunteer animal rescue and placement service, dedicating itself to the rescue, care and placement of homeless and unwanted domestic animals in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Programs and Services

  • Pet Search is an all-volunteer nonprofit animal rescue and placement service, dedicating itself to the rescue, care, and placement of homeless and unwanted domestic animals in southwestern PA. Founded by animal lovers in 1987 as People for Animal Welfare and renamed Pet Search in 1996, Pet Search has a history of compassion.From 1987 to 1996, we placed or helped place over 3,000 homeless and unwanted dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, as well as birds, rabbits, pigmy goats, potbelly pigs, reptiles, and ferrets. These animals were placed through our group, as foster home placements or direct placement. Pet Search, since 1996, has continued this dedication and has placed more than 10,000 animals unwanted by their owners into loving, adoptive homes.Pet Search is a non-euthanizing (no-kill) organization, keeping animals "home sheltered until permanent homes can be located. Our philosophy is that we are placing animals to be family pets; therefore, they are kept in "foster homes" - family environments as opposed to kennel facilities.
  • Animal Rescue and Placement: Domestic animals in need are matched with a foster home according to the needs and personality of the pet. The pet is housed in a family environment, vet checked, inoculated and, if old enough, altered. When the pet is ready for adoption, families are screened to ensure that the pet will be adopted into a responsible family environment. Pet Therapy: Domestic pets are taken to senior citizen centers and nursing homes through the area.
  • Pet Therapy: Domestic pets are taken to senior citizen centers and nursing homes through the area. Pet therapy is used to bring enjoyment to the residents of these facilities. Human Education: Educating the public, especially children, in the care and welfare of animals. This is essential in preventing the mistreatment of animals. Feral Cat Rescue:Trap/alter/re-release. Feral cats are trapped, tested for feline leukemia, spayed/neutered, and re-released to area of origin.
  • Pet Search has a junior volunteer program which enlists the help of children ages 10-18 to help with animals.Rabies PLUS Clinics - Low cost vaccination and and microchipping clinics for both dogs and cats.Our low cost rabies clincs and low cost spay/neutering help over 4000 people yearly.In 2019, we rescued over 1000 animals by taking in animals that people could no longer care for, animals that were abused, neglected and legally recused by our volunteer humane police officer.
  • Our volunteer humane police officer is on call 24 hours a day and completes 5-8 calls a week regarding animal abuse/neglect Pet Search visited 12 elementary classrooms in 2019 to teach children about pet care, safety with animals and basic first aid practice.We offered a pet safety/bite safety class and a pet first aid class to the community.Pet Search trapped, vaccinated, altered and re-released over 200 feral cats in 12 different locations in western PA,therefore stopping breeding of more cats
  • Volunteer foster homes care for homeless and unwanted pets in their homes, providing love and veterinary care. We have volunteers that assist at our 3-4 adoption events monthly to help find quality adoptive families. Volunteers help at fundraising events to raise money to cover the expenses of rescuing animals. Volunteers provide pet therapy, humane education, TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral cats in the community; provide home checks and follow up visitation for animals being adopted.

Primary Revenue Sources

Adoptions, donations, fundraising events, on-line fundraisers, rabies clinics

Primary Fundraising Event

Bingo, spaghetti dinners, rabies clinics

2018 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1799497
Revenue$196,333
Expenses$194,260
Net Assets$167,640

Contact

Name:Sherry Knight
Title:CEO
Email:info@petsearchpa.org
Website:www.petsearchpa.org
Phone:724-228-7335
Address:257 Point View Dr., PO Box 1653
Washington, PA 15301

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