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How it began: Salfid Rescue Inc. was started in cooperation with the owner of Salfid Kennels, Debra Curley. In 2005, Debra was providing transport for rescues and in one of her transports there were too many puppies for one rescue to take. Debra recalls stating, "I'll take them!" As time went on she, and a few others who had joined the mission, started Salfid Rescue Inc. Salfid Rescue received 501C3 (non-profit) status in November of 2008.
Since then, Salfid Rescue's volunteers have worked together to save dogs and puppies from overpopulated shelters. Many of our dogs and puppies come from Friends of Campbell County Animal Control, Franklin County Humane Society, and the Humane Society of Amherst County; all located in Virginia. We have also saved dogs from shelters in Philadelphia, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, and many more. We have been working with these shelters for years and have established a wonderful relationship with them. We save approximately 200-300 dogs each year from these shelters. We are committed to saving all dogs; we do not discriminate against breed or age of the dogs we take in.
Once we have transferred the dogs and puppies to our facility, we have them seen at our veterinary facility for needed wellness exams, vaccinations, preventative care, alterations for dogs over 6 months old, and much more. From there the dogs move to a foster home, where a family helps them adapt to life in a home. They work with them on house-breaking, crate-training, walking on a leash, manners, and much more. Most importantly, fosters give them love until their forever family comes along!
Salfid Rescue Inc. is a privately run rescue. We are not funded by the state or city and we run solely on donations from the community.