With a passion beyond explanation to help as many homeless, helpless animals as humanly possible, our journey began. In March 2011, our dream of Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue, Inc became a reality. On a small farm in Logan County, Kentucky countless dogs now find their own heaven on earth.
The four founders came together from their respective involvement in local animal shelters. They saw on a daily basis that lack of space resulted in perfectly healthy animals being euthanized, and they have made it their life’s work to give these amazing animals another option.
Starting out with three 10′ x 10′ kennels, the urgent mission of slowing down the euthanasia rate in our area began. As of July, 2013, the Rescue has expanded from the three original kennels to a 30′ x 60′ insulated building, known as the Lodge, where the dogs are housed in 10′ x 20′ indoor/outdoor kennels. We also have seven summer 10′ x 10′ or 10′ x 20′ kennels. This truly is heaven on earth to dogs because of our two large, well-manicured play yards where the dogs are able to romp and run all day long.
Our first two dogs that came in to our rescue were Jane and Charlie. Charlie, pictured right, was heartworm positive when he came to us. When Charlie was still at the local shelter he was tested for heartworms when a rescue was interested in pulling him. When he turned up heartworm positive, the rescue was unable to help him and he was left at the shelter for several weeks. With the sponsorship and help from our rescue Charlie got the treatment and rest he needed and is now in his forever home in NY.
Jane, pictured left, was being fostered by one of our rescue members. One of the sweetest dogs that we have ever met finally found her forever home at our first adoption event as a rescue on March 12th -11. These two were our starting dogs and we are hoping that we can save many many more from being euthanized due to over population.
Now, just over three years later, we are proud to say that we have saved more than 600 wonderful and deserving animals, and still counting.