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CROWDRISE : Mar 17, 2015
Tax ID: 46-3163709
BASED: Pomerene, AZ, United States



Our Mission

Cochise Canine Rescue's Mission and History

Mission Statement

1- To save the lives of Southern and Central Arizona dogs on euthanasia lists (“e-lists.“) at high kill rural pounds and shelters, in particular senior, “special needs” and chronically ill animals.

2- To find safe, stable, loving homes for the adoptable dogs in CCR’s program.

3- Provide life-care (sanctuary and hospice) for dogs who are unadoptable due to physical, emotional or medical conditions.

4- When overwhelming need to save a life is presented, CCR will take in other species of animals, in particular cats facing euthanasia, BLM and rescue equines and farmed animals facing slaughter, as funding and manpower permit.


Founded informally in 2010, Jeff Robbins and co-founder Sybil Erden began pulling euthanasia list dogs from high-kill rural municipal “shelters.” In 2013 Cochise Canine Rescue (“CCR”) incorporated as a not-for-profit in the state of Arizona and filed with IRS as a 501 c3, which was awarded in 2014.

As a member of the prestigious Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) CCR works with numerous rescue organizations throughout the state to help find foster homes and placement options for euthanasia list animals, particularly dogs.

CCR currently has two foster homes. Today (November 2017) CCR has over a half dozen adoptable dogs listed on various internet venues, but CCR also is permanent home, on their 5 acre rural property, to approx. 30 “special needs,” chronically ill or handicapped animals, including a number of elderly dogs and cats, several of whom are over 12 years of age.

Ms. Erden has had extensive experience in the animal welfare world, working in wildlife rehabilitation during the early 1990’s and later founding The Oasis Sanctuary in 1997. She sits on the Board of Directors of the American Sanctuary Association.

Ms. Erden has been fundraising and writing grants for 20 years. Much of Cochise Canine’s funding comes from corporate and private foundations, as grants or in-kind donations. CCR has a small but strong and growing individual donor base.


Tax ID: 46-3163709 •


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