The problem:
Every year, around 920,000 animals in US shelters are euthanized due to overcrowding, lack of adoption, and too few available fosters. Of these, it is estimated that 390,000 are dogs and 530,000 are cats (ASPCA).
Cats and dogs who are currently on (or in consideration of being placed on) shelter red lists are in danger of euthanasia. This means unless they are adopted or fostered by a set date, they will face the extremely unfortunate fate of euthanasia.
And while shelters generally do the best that they can to delay such decisions, until more fosters step up and adoptions take place, thousands of animals will continue to unnecessarily suffer.
The solutions:
Adoption, fostering, rescue groups, and the Red List Rescue team.

You are capable of increasing the likelihood of adoption or fostering of red listed animals. Regardless of your social media following, job, education, or perceived realm of influence – you can make a difference.

Join the growing team at no cost, no contract, and no obligation to you. The only requirements are a willing heart and a desire to save animal lives.

While the outcome is never guaranteed, with your involvement, teamwork, and dedication, we can continue to give shelter animals their best chance at life off the red list.

There is no better feeling than successfully rescuing an animal from euthanasia. And it is the success stories like the ones shown here that keep our momentum going.

Testimonials from Red List Rescue team members:

Helping get Marvin – a 7 year old German Shepherd off of the red list was so incredibly rewarding. I cannot fathom the thought of animals getting killed on the daily. Brittnei is an incredible advocate for animals and is constantly pouring her heart into them – she is the type of leader that all rescue teams need! She has inspired me to start helping and getting involved with saving red listed animals. Join this team – you will never regret it!


Hearing Marvin’s story touched my heart, and I felt so heartbroken about his situation. I wanted so desperately to help, but as a college student, the most I could do was share on social media and raise awareness with help from Brittnei. I was so grateful for Brittnei’s constant updates, and so relieved to hear he was finally rescued! Brittnei’s passion is so prominent in the work she does to help inspire action & awareness. Many pets would not have access to the safety & protection they have now without Brittnei, for which I am so thankful.


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