Rescue Operations


Rescue Operations are the “front lines” of animal rescue. These includes all kinds of activities and usually involve going to where injured or abandoned animals are and rendering assistance. Often it requires setting of live traps to capture an animal that won’t let anyone near them. It usually requires great patience and understanding for an animal who has learned not to trust people through abuse and neglect.

Over the years, Dixie Adoptables has performed many rescue operations in all hours of the day and night and in all kinds of weather. Sometimes it requires crawling under houses with flashlights and coaxing injured animals out. Other times it means trekking through the woods and through underbrush in the searing summer heat or freezing rain looking for an animal that is determined not to be found. It can also include heartbreaking situations where we are too late to help or we cannot find the animal that we know is out there.

Because of all of this, rescue operations aren’t for the faint of heart, but they can be very rewarding. If you have an adventurous streak, a strong love of animals, lots of patience and want to make a difference in the lives of animals who need help the most, you should consider volunteering for rescue operations.

To get started, simply fill out or online volunteer form.