Rescued Hearts has the following mission:
- raise money to donate to groups through the sale of merchandise
- provide a forum to educate the public about animal welfare issues in the store, on Facebook, and on this website, including, but not limited to: puppy mills, hoarding, animal cruelty and neglect, spay and neuter, nutrition, positive reinforcement training, and legislation;
- facilitate networking among the groups and the public, and do our own part to help animals in distress.
- collect donations of food, towels, and other requested items for distribution to the groups.
Money is awarded to 501 (c) (3) non-profits that have been in operation at least a full calendar year. We review their Colorado Professional Animal Care Facilities Act records and inspection reports, as well as their IRS 990 reports to ensure that they are in good standing with all applicable regulations.
We help subsidize Hamlett Spay and Neuter Clinic’s low cost programs, to keep animals from having unwanted litters. We particularly focus on their program helping senior citizens.
Our goal is to increase visibility and public support for smaller local groups; focusing on groups for which a smaller award on a regular basis can make an impact.
We support groups that have a solid reputation in the local rescue community, and have earned the respect of their peers. The groups we support can change over time.