Little Lives Small Animal Rescue started out as an idea a few years ago when we started noticing how many small animals in our community were ending up homeless, abandoned or neglected. In June of 2016 we decided to pursue the idea of a small animal rescue. With the support of our community we raised funds necessary to apply to become an official 501c3 non-profit. Our dream came true on July 10th and on October 19, we became exempt from federal taxes (501c3).
Since our inception, we have served close to 250 animals ranging from birds to rodents, rodent like, reptiles, fish and even wildlife, several having significant health care needs, resulting in expensive veterinary care and medications/treatments. The majority of our funding has been out of our own pockets or through support of our friends, family members and community members who our mission resonates with. Our passion for animals is what drives everything we do and we want to be able to continue to do that for many years to come.
With a goal to reduce neglect, abandonment and homelessness one of our key focus areas includes providing community education on proper animal care, the importance of spay and neuter (in appropriate animals) as well as understanding other key factors to consider before purchasing an animal i.e. average lifespan, special equipment, cost of food, supplies and vet care as well as opportunities to adopt.