R.A.V.E. Rescue, Inc

R.A.V.E. Rescue, Inc

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More Than 10 Years of Rescuing Animals in the Community

Hello and welcome to R.A.V.E. Rescue, Inc. located in Osceola, Missouri. R.A.V.E. stands for “Rescue. Adopt. Volunteer. Educate.” We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization dedicated to providing the animals of St. Clair County with humane rescue, care, and adoption. Our organization also strives to educate the community regarding the standard care for all animals. stands for “Rescue. Adopt. Volunteer. Educate.” We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization dedicated to providing the animals of St. Clair County with humane rescue, care, and adoption. Our organization also strives to educate the community regarding the standard care for all animals.

Our organization maintains a working relationship with the local shelter; we want to help the animals be free from being kept at shelters. We also look after these animals and provide them with the necessary medical support or behavioral training for them to have a better second chance in life. This is our way of helping them find a better and more loving home.

We are currently licensed through the Dept of Agriculture as a foster based rescue, and are always seeking fosters to help give our kids a hand up. If you'd like to foster please click on the contact us page, we'd love to have you to save another. 


Mission Statement

R.A.V.E. Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue dedicated to improving the quality of life for all animals. We do this through programs designed to educate and empower animal owners, assist and support animal control facilities, and strive towards a time when there are no more homeless animals.


Events

Our organization hosts events such as adoption fairs every Saturday. This is our way of promoting animal care awareness to the community.

Board Members

  • Jennifer Vandermeer
  • Shelly Randolph
  • Rex Todd

  • Heather Estes
  • Janis Baker
  • Judy Gamble

R.A.V.E. Rescue Goals

  • To provide food assistance to households who need help in keeping their pet in their home while undergoing health or financial difficulty. Currently, the St. Clair County Osceola Missouri Bank hosts a “Paw’s Pantry” for income eligible families.

  • To provide assistance to animals in inclement weather by way of igloo dog houses, heated water bowls, warming mats, blankets, or hay to ensure their health and well-being.

  • To offer re-homing assistance to families who need to surrender their beloved pets. These pets should be up to date on their basic and rabies vaccinations. They should also be heartworm tested and/or on monthly prevention.

  • To promote adoption, spay, neuter, and appropriate basic vetting services for all animals.

  • To host adoption fairs and promote awareness of the animals housed in the shelter.

  • To foster a 501(c)(3) rescue organization for the injured, ill, or abused/neglected animals. We will take care of them until their condition is resolved or improved and they can be adopted into an appropriate home environment.

  • To network animals in need of rescue resources. We will provide temporary foster placements, scheduled or emergency transport, sanctuary placements, and a safe path until they reach their destination.

  • To embrace the community as a whole and strive to make a difference one pet at a time. We will do this by changing the acceptable standards of the population in regards to humane treatment and quality of life for the animals that cross our path.

  • To initiate a spay/neuter fund for Osceola and the rest of Saint Clair County, Missouri to reduce the over population of unwanted, homeless, stray animals in this area.

  • To establish a successful barn cat program to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) feral cats within the community and rehome them to an appropriate country setting.

  • To pull animals from high kill shelters and provide assistance to adopt them into a suitable home environment.

  • All animals adopted through R.A.V.E. will be spayed/neutered, be up to date on basic vaccinations, get heartworm tested, receive rabies vaccine, and be wormed. A home check, fenced yard, indoor door home, and with a vet reference is required.

Our overall wish is for the community itself to support this rescue and our area shelter through donation and volunteer activities. We also aim for the implementation and enforcement of animal cruelty/neglect ordinances. Here, no animal will be left behind.