Another goal of All Heart Animal Rescue is to educate our community on the importance of spay/neuter and being fully committed to a pet for their lifetime.
Our companion animals are in this dire predicament due to no fault of their own. Irresponsible pet ownership and over breeding has led to thousands of homeless and unwanted animals. On average, anywhere from 1500-3000 animals are brought in monthly by Animal Control Officers or owner surrendered to Memphis Animal Services alone (not counting the many other area shelters). Stray animals have a three day mandatory hold time before they can be euthanized, and owner surrenders have no mandated hold time- they can be euthanized immediately upon surrender. There are simply not enough homes for all of them, and many animals who were once loved companions find themselves alone and unwanted.