1) Karmic Rescue Without Borders is a Not For Profit Group
2) 501c is not a requirement to rescue and regime animals; however, we follow the guidelines and provide an exam, tests depending on a variety of needs, vaccinations, and sterilization before being adopted.
3) Unlike most 501c rescues or shelters, we do not receive any state or federal funding.
4) We rely on adoption fees.
5) Fact: 501(c)(3) defines taxability not responsibility.
7) Our standards are based on "The Five Freedoms," developed in the UK in 1965 and recognized worldwide.
GUIDELINES FOR RESCUING AND REHOMING AN ANIMAL
FIRST STEP IS A HEALTH ASSESSMENT
On intake, dogs receive an assessment, provided by a veterinarian (registered veterinary technician (RVT), staff, volunteer, or foster) in evaluating all body systems and determining when an animal needs to see a veterinarian.
All cats and dogs MUST receive core vaccines.
--Some additional/elective vaccines are given based on local/ regional risk as determined by a veterinarian.
All cats and dogs MUST receive treatment for roundworm and hookworm, fleas and ticks.
--All visible or diagnosed parasites MUST be treated.
--Parasite prevention for parasites common in the region SHOULD be used.
--Parasites are very common and cannot always be fully eliminated due to the number of animals fostered together one home. Neither rescue groups via foster homes or many state operated shelters can provide adequate isolation from common parasites.
Protocols are in place to ensure that all animals suffering from illness or injury are evaluated by a veterinarian, diagnosed, and treated in a timely way.
--All medical conditions causing pain or other forms of suffering (e.g., nausea, itchiness) MUST be treated promptly to ensure animals are not in distress.
--Prescription medications is provided when needed.
ROUTINE DISEASE TESTING
Regardless of age, any dog who on intake has ticks, will be tested for tick related diseases.
Depending on the recommendation of a veterinarian, 3DX, 4DX, blood panel may be provided.
Surgeries MUST be conducted by a licensed veterinarian.
All adult dogs, cats, and rabbits MUST be spayed or neutered prior to adoption unless medically or behaviorally contraindicated according to a veterinarian.
For juvenile cats, dogs, and rabbits who may be too young to be altered before adoption, there MUST be a stipulation included in the adoption contract for the animal to be altered by a certain date.
D. PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION
Microchips are used.