Adoptable PuppiesWright-Way Rescue has two locations, an intake center and an adoption center. Please pay close attention to the location of the pet (posted in the description) you are interested in before making the drive to see them. We do accept reservations for pets that are not yet ready for adoption.
Where Do All The Puppies At Wright-Way Come From?
We’re glad you asked! Part of adopting a dog is becoming educated on all the known facts about the pet you are thinking of adding to your family. Wright-Way Rescue puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens come from two sources, animal control and owner surrenders. Wright-Way Rescue was opened specifically to help solve the pet overpopulation issues in the RURAL MIDWEST. We pull our pets from high volume, government run animal control agencies in farming communities. These pets often have little to no chance of ever being adopted or rescued due to their location.
In rural communities pets are turned in to animal control faster than they are adopted. Most of the government agencies we work with have or had a 90% or greater euthanasia rate. Most of these facilities take in 3,000 to 5,000 animals per year. Often times Wright-Way Rescue is their only chance of ever being made available for adoption. Day after day highly adoptable puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens are walked with wagging tails to a euthanasia room, never having had the chance to even find a potential home. Wright-Way Rescue is proud to say that we have been able to reduce euthanasia rates at several of these facilities from 90% to about 50-60%! There is still a long way to go but this is movement in the right direction.
To date in the 17 Southern IL counties we work with there is no low cost spay and neuter program available to the public. Complicate this fact with the lower income per household and the higher rate pets owned and there is a big problem.
We are often asked, “do they really put puppies and kittens to sleep”? YES, EVERY DAY! As a no kill shelter Wright-Way Rescue says no to puppies when we are full. The most heartbreaking part of doing rescue is knowing that there are very adoptable animals being euthanized but simply not enough space, time, or adoptive homes to help them all. Very few shelters have the capabilities to properly transport, quarantine, and deal with the issues pulling from rural animal control facilities creates. Many of the animal control facilities we pull from are little more than sheds with no heat or air and no resources or funding to make improvements. Still, there are many hard working individuals at these facilities who wish to see change and improvement but simply don’t have the resources available to make it happen.
But aren’t there dogs and cats being euthanized still in Chicago? YES, many, however thanks to wonderful programs and spay and neuter clinics being made more available this number is dropping drastically. Based on our belief that all life deserves respect and is of value, Wright-Way Rescue focuses our efforts on animals who otherwise would not have a chance. We do not believe that because an animal was born in a certain part of the United States it is any less (or more) worthwhile to save.
If you are ever in the Southern IL area near our Admissions & Care Center, please stop by for a tour. We always need volunteers to assist with shelter pulls and would be happy to show you first hand where the adoptable pets listed on our pages come from.