Great River Rescue was established in 1977 by a group of concerned citizens who felt a need for an organization that would provide shelter to homeless animals. We are proud of our accomplishments to save, care for, and find homes for companion animals. We also work to educate the public and promote responsible pet care. Over the years we have given thousands of companion animals a second chance at life! With your support we can continue this live-saving work and provide high quality care to animals in need.
Mission Statement: Great River Rescue transitions dogs and cats to loving homes, serves as a community resource, and advocates for kind, responsible pet care.
Our vision statement: Great River Rescue envisions a society of responsible animal guardians in which every animal is treated with respect and care.
Care, compassion and empathy for animals and people.
Accountability to high standards of professional and ethical behavior.
Respect and kindness with every decision and interaction.