Help Students to Save Homeless Pets in the US



Your donation goes to support our Rescue U program. Rescue U pairs student volunteers from colleges across the country with animal shelters in need of help. Students give up their vacation time from school to help pets and shelter staff in need - from physical repairs to the shelter itself to walking and training dogs, and everything in between.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many shelters are in need of repair and support services for their animals but do not have the operating budgets to implement all the necessary changes. We would like to improve shelter conditions for animals by providing exercise areas, toys, clean housing and raised beds while they are sheltered. Student volunteers from Rescue University will assist in repair of fencing and buildings. Professionals will educate shelter staff to help reduce the overpopulation problem and increase adoptions.

How will this project solve this problem?

Providing better infrastructure and education will build the morale and confidence of the shelter staff. Animals will be provided with toys and a comfortable and safe shelter to live in, so they will be stimulated, secure and attractive to potential adopters. Student volunteers assisting in the rehabilitation of shelters learn valuable skills and real working knowledge through hands-on participation, preparing them for future animal rescue efforts.

Potential Long Term Impact

Homeless pets will be saved. The community receives valuable tools and information and improved shelter conditions for animals and staff. Student experience the overpopulation problem and learn valuable ways to solve it.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,665

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $12,665 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Emily Fromm

Vice President of Development
Tucson, AZ United States

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