Celebrating six years of Rescue Rally successes; please continue to support all-volunteer rescues!

Over the past six years, participants in mtA’s Rescue Rally have saved more than 1,270 animals and earned over $23,000 to support their life-saving work. mtA is retiring Rescue Rally in 2016 but we will continue to support the animals at high risk by way of the mtA Moore Life Medical Fund and the Last Chance Fund.

We also encourage you to keep them in mind at this gift-giving time.

In 2010, only about half of the animals coming into the Indianapolis city shelter were getting out alive. Animal welfare organizations with paid development and advertising staff commanded public attention, media presence, and donor dollars, while the few small, all-volunteer rescue organizations had little name recognition and less support.

mtA introduced Rescue Rally to acknowledge, celebrate and reward these small rescues. The goal was to heighten public awareness and support for their commitment and hard work in saving animals facing an untimely death. Donors like you stepped up, awareness grew, and Rescue Rally served its purpose.

In 2016, approximately 85% of the animals coming into the Indianapolis city shelter got out alive. There are more small rescues than ever, and they are finally being recognized. Here’s a partial list of those that have participated with mtA initiatives:
Every Dog Counts
Casa Del Toro
Mended Hearts Indy
Lucky Dog Retreat
Love of Labs Indy
Heart for Dog
Chihuahua Rescue
Indy Claw
Beagle Buddies
All About Dogs
IN Siamese Rescue
Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue
Tails & Trails
A Critter’s Chance
Helping Paws
Ruts Rescue
Waldo’s Muttley Crew
Indianapolis Poodle Rescue
Cat’s Haven

If we’ve missed yours, please let us know! Every rescue counts, and we salute you all.

The work is not done until every healthy adoptable animal has a home. As you consider your year-end charitable giving, please keep these hard-working groups and their shoestring budgets in mind. Your gift to them directly helps animals in need!

The mission of move to ACT (mtA) is to heighten community awareness of animal welfare issues and to advocate for improved policies and practices. mtA seeks truth and responsibility and is guided by principles of respect, accountability and integrity.

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