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CROWDRISE : Oct 02, 2014
Tax ID: 25-1799497
BASED: Washington, PA, United States



Animal Rescue

There is another name for compassion in southwestern Pennsylvania. We call it PET SEARCH. Perhaps you are familiar with us… Maybe you have seen us fundraising at festivals, malls, dog and cat shows, flea markets, and crafts fairs.Maybe you have witnessed our rescue efforts from sewers, parks, dumpsters, abandoned buildings, interstates, and airport runways.Or was it you who alerted us to the abandoned pet in your neighborhood or had to heartbreakingly give up a pet of your own?If so, we were there…without cost.

Pet Search is an all-volunteer nonprofit animal rescue and placement service, dedicating itself to the rescue, care, and placement of homeless and unwanted domestic animals in southwestern PA. Founded by animal lovers in 1987 as People for Animal Welfare and renamed Pet Search in 1996, Pet Search has a history of compassion.

From 1987 to 1996, we placed or helped place over 3,000 homeless and unwanted dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, as well as birds, rabbits, pigmy goats, potbelly pigs, reptiles, and ferrets. These animals were placed through our group, as foster home placements or direct placement. Pet Search, since 1996, has continued this dedication and has placed more than 3,000 animals unwanted by their owners into loving, adoptive homes.

Pet Search is a non-euthanizing (no-kill) organization, keeping animals “home sheltered until permanent homes can be located. Our philosophy is that we are placing animals to be family pets; therefore, they are kept in “foster homes” – family environments as opposed to kennel facilities.

Tax ID: 25-1799497 •


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