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Among the kittens take a nap at Hope’s Dream Rescue and Sanctuary.

BELLEFONTE — Many are accustomed to the SPCA rescuing and fostering animals for essentially the most half. However there may be one other non-profit animal rescue that many in the realm will not be conscious of. They specialise in rescuing and fostering cats.

Hope’s Dream Rescue is a foster-based animal rescue run totally by volunteers.

Hope’s is lively in Centre and Clinton counties, serving to animals and those that love them.

“Based in 2016 with a imaginative and prescient to assist the animals that nobody else looked as if it would see, Hope’s president, Lesa King, noticed a necessity for the forgotten animals to be given a voice … For somebody to lastly communicate up for them,” stated Catrina Armstrong, volunteer public relations.

“She did simply that, becoming a member of with different animal lovers to type Hope’s Dream Rescue and Sanctuary, turning into a registered nonprofit group in 2018,” Armstrong continued.

President of Hope’s Dream, Lesa King, at proper, is pictured with a volunteer foster.

Whereas most recognized for serving to surrendered and deserted animals discover loving properties, Hope’s can be obsessed with humanely reducing homeless cat populations by way of TNR, (the place stray and feral cats are trapped, altered, vaccinated, then returned,) and educating pet homeowners on the significance of spaying and neutering.

Hope’s companions with native veterinary places of work and different animal organizations to supply low price spay and neuter clinics. The aim being that sooner or later there will probably be much less homeless animals in want. Presently, rescues and shelters are above capability with numerous animals nonetheless in want of placement. The one strategy to clear up this disaster is to have fewer animals being born homeless.

“Hope’s can be concerned in humane circumstances of abuse or neglect of animals. Although there will not be presently a humane officer for Centre County as a result of the earlier humane officer stepping down, Hope’s is working laborious to make it attainable to coach and sponsor a paid HSPO, to once more have authority to take away animals from harmful conditions,” Armstrong stated.

The Sanctuary of Hope’s Dream Rescue is residence to a wide range of animals with varied well being and behavioral issues and is situated at our president’s residence.

Whereas the rescue often receives grants, nearly all of funding comes from donations, occasions and fundraising.

The spine of this tiny animal rescue is the fosters and volunteers who open their properties to animals in want, and commit their time to trapping, educating, establishing occasions and extra.

To study extra about Hope’s Dream Rescue and Sanctuary, go to their Fb web page at or electronic mail them at

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