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​The Purpose of Rock City Rescue is:

1. To rescue animals from situations that are abusive, endangering or neglectful.

2. To rescue animals in danger of being euthanized at area shelters/pounds.

3. To provide necessary veterinary care and treatment to the animals in our care.

4. To place homeless and rescued animals into RCR-approved foster homes until permanent homes can be secured.

5. To place rescued animals into permanent adoptive homes.

6. To educate and promote the importance of spaying/neutering.

7. To educated the public on how to help prevent animal cruelly and neglect.

8. To engage in other activities related to animal rescue in our community.​

Casey, Kismet (L) And Kya (R)!

Rock City Rescue was established in late 2012 by experienced rescuer, Casey Carter, after spending five years in the animal rescue world. Since Nov 2012, we have rescued over 250 pets!

Rock City Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Charity. We became a non-profit corporation on February 21, 2013. On July 11, 2014 we were determined by the IRS to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) charity. We receive no funding from the federal, state, or county governments, nor from any corporate entity. We operate solely on private donations and volunteer efforts. Rock City Rescue is an all volunteer network of rescuers, fosters, and volunteers who work together to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural South.


The dogs we rescue are often in danger of imminent death as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds. Some of these animal control facilities have kill rates in the 90 percents before rescues get involved.


When we commit to rescuing a dog, we make sure the dog is well cared for and properly vetted. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, test for heartworm, provide flea and heartworm preventative, and deworm at private vets local to the shelter they come from. We treat illnesses before adoption, most often heartworm and parvovirus, and we arrange for surgeries when required for dogs who have major health issues. The dogs stay in local fosters or boarding for at least 2 weeks or until they are healthy enough to travel. Then they ride up north with professional rescue transporters who make sure their ride is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.


We want the dogs to be in the best possible adoptive home, so we are diligent in finding the right match. As an all volunteer organization, all of our resources go directly to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming Rock City Rescue dogs. It takes a lot of money, time, space, and brainpower to rescue responsibly and we can use all the help we can get. If you can foster a dog, volunteer your time and skills, or donate funds or goods, please let us know. It takes a great community of dedicated people to save these deserving dogs and we welcome your involvement. 


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