Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our mission and purpose

The mission of Basenji Rescue & Transport, Inc. is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs of the basenji breed. BRAT is an all-volunteer organization and has been recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable corporation since its founding in 1999. BRAT rescues basenjis from shelters, abusive situations, and relinquishing owners. We provide routine and advanced veterinary care for our dogs and insure that they have been spayed/neutered and appropriately immunized before placement.

Our 1200-plus volunteers foster basenjis in need, evaluate dogs for temperament, obtain necessary training and rehabilitation, and work to place each dog in the best possible home. We also help transport dogs to foster and forever homes, notify responsible breeders when their dogs come into rescue, provide post-adoption counseling to adopters, educate shelters and other rescue organizations about the basenji breed, and assist owners in dealing with basenji behavioral issues in order to prevent dogs from needing to be rescued.

We welcome adding volunteers to the BRAT team! Click here if you are interested in assisting us in rescue work including fostering, transporting, checking shelters, and visiting the homes of prospective adopters. Your responses are confidential and will only be used in rescue-related activities. BRAT is active throughout the United States and Canada.

If you are interested in adopting a rescue basenji, click here.

We have more than 100 basenjis in foster care awaiting their forever homes. You can see a small selection of the dogs available at this time by clicking here.

Thanks for your interest in basenji rescue and BRAT.

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