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We’re currently fundraising to increase our animal capacity by purchasing 2 more new-to-us buildings to house animals in the critical gap between shelter and permanent rescue. We have the land to grow on, but we need well-built buildings that will provide secure animal housing. Like The Puppy Palace, two more outbuildings will allow us to say ‘yes’ to vulnerable puppies and kittens as well as adult dogs in need of behavioral training.
Aska’s Animals provides both temporary care and long-term residency to animals in need. Our long-term residents include chickens, pigs, goats, cats, and dogs. You’ll also see Aska’s childhood horses roaming around, enjoying their retirement, and supervising our work. The animals that live here are simply allowed to be animals. They don’t have to earn their share of attention or fear being euthanized for space. Our staff and volunteers meet each animals’ needs including daily enrichment, medical care, and community. As new animals in need arrive, the animals ready for permanent rescue are placed in appropriate homes where they can live out a long and happy life.
Community is one of Aska’s Animals core values. Through our volunteer program, we socialize animals as well as provide community members a hopeful and rewarding experience. Through small group education programs such as monthly Dog Behavior Workshops, we facilitate a learning environment to improve animals’ lives. Through one-on-one behavior training, we work with our community members to keep animals in their homes and out of the shelter system. Through reference calls and meet and greets with potential adopters, we ensure animals are placed in suitable, long-term homes.
We strive to work with members of our communities to create an environment of learning and collaboration to improve the lives of the animals. Through small group education programs, community outreach for pet owners in need and looking to adopt, we work to address the individual needs of people and pets.
We’re always looking for volunteers to visit the farm, to socialize with our short- and long-term animal residents and to keep their accommodations clean and organized. Many of our long-term foster dogs benefit from interacting with a variety of people as well as going for walks (on leash) in Victor or on the trails in our community. Please fill out a volunteer application and sign up for one of our monthly volunteer orientations if you are interested in volunteering with us.