We have all had that dog or cat that we have loved and cherished. Personally I don’t know what life would be without my dog and that is why we are honored to have the chance to support Wanderers Rest. Below you can read more about WRHS and all of the hard work they do. To help this great cause click here for our donation page.
“WRHA is a very unique shelter in CNY. We are the only animal shelter in Madison County but in addition we work outside of Madison County as we also have 3 off-site adoption centers in Onondaga County and hold contracts with 2 towns in Oneida County. As a result, we are serving animals and communities throughout CNY and as you can imagine the cost of doing so is high. However we believe in our mission and the importance of supporting as many as we can without putting boundaries on our service area.
Our scope of services includes; employing a full-time Humane Educator who travels with 3, soon to be 4, therapy dogs, housing a Pet Food Pantry available to folks through out CNY, growing our Reading to Rover program where we help to build literacy skills, partnering with mental health services where our therapy dogs assist youth with overcoming communication barriers to obtain their counseling goals and lastly increase training opportunities to our staff to ensure they have the needed tools to provide the best possible care for the animals. All while continuing to accepting the unwanted animals from Madison and beyond and working to find them new home.
WRHA works to ensure that homeless and unwanted cats and dogs in Madison County and beyond have a quality alternative to a life of abuse, neglect or abandonment. With finite space and new animals arriving daily, Wanderers’ Rest strives to return stray dogs and cats to their owners as soon as possible, and to find new adoptive homes for unclaimed strays and owner-surrendered animals. While they are here the animals are nurtured, healed and enriched through loving attention, behavior modification and socialization. For animals that need a break from the shelter environment, foster care is provided as a temporary respite. For those that become stressed by an overlong stay in the shelter we seek permanent refuge through partner rescue organizations.
WRHA founded in 1981 is the sole open admissions dog and cat shelter in Madison County which is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to us, striving to enhance adoptability, and re-homing adoptable animals at the highest rate possible, while educating and leading our community in creating a more humane society.” – WRHA