One by One Animal Advocates
One by One Animal Advocates (OBOAA) is a a 501c(3) organization comprised entirely of volunteers who work to reduce domestic animal homelessness within our community, as well as euthanasia rates at area shelters, by partnering with reputable rescues to accept local animals. We started in 2011 when we realized adoptable animals were being euthanized at alarming rates, and without reason (space, illness, or aggression). We consider ourselves the bridge between homelessness and a forever family by partnering with many reputable rescues whose values align with ours (adoption application, contract, microchip, complete vetting, and thorough evaluation of applicant). We gather information on dogs and cats (pictures, temperament video, age, weight, and gender) and send them to our rescue partners for consideration. Once they select the animals they believe they can help, we put the animal in a foster home, vet them, and then arrange transport to rescue. On occasion, we assume responsibility for an animal without having prior rescue commitment, at which time all associated costs are our responsibility. Last year we expanded our mission to include feral and community cats. We developed Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) clinics where 254 cats were trapped; treated for infection, if indicated; vaccinated; altered; treated for fleas; had their ears cleaned and tipped; and then released back to their colonies or to a safe location. We have set a goal to double the number of feral and community cats helped this year. Lastly, we have begun the policy of altering the mothers, and dads when known, of any litter we send to rescue. We know to effectively and humanely prevent pet over-population that we must stop the cycle at the source. We are all volunteers, there are no paid workers; and we do not have a brick and mortar building. All money raised goes directly towards the care of our animals.
Our motto is, "One by one until there are none", and we strive daily to help as many animals as we can in a responsible manner.