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“Any religion not based on respect for life is not a true religion. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”

— Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

About Chesed Rescue

Chesed Foundation was unofficially started 24 years ago. In 2004 Chesed was incorporated as a non-profit and obtained the designation as a 501(c)(3) charity in January 2005. Throughout this time the mission of saving helpless and unwanted pets has not changed.

Chesed is defined as a sustaining action which comes out of kindness and compassion. Acts qualify as Chesed when they are motivated by a spirit of honest and selfless generosity, not one of obligation or expectation of “something” in return.

It is part of the Chesed philosophy to act on behalf of those that can’t help themselves.

Through the help of our supporters and volunteers we have been able to increase our services. Wildlife and other domestic “critters” are included in our circle of care. Orthopaedic cases requiring extensive surgery and rehab have a second chance when we take over, usually after a pet is brought or surrendered to animal services after being hit by a car.

Working with rescue often shows us the dark side of humanity, the ignorant side, and the apathetic side. We try to create awareness of humane treatment of all creatures.