Three Sisters Pet Rescue was founded in 2003 by, as you may have guessed, three sisters. Susan Hergert and her two sisters Jill and Jacquie were all working with other rescues when they decided to band together and form their own organization to serve animals in need on the west side of Cincinnati, where all three women lived. In the nine years since, the small group has placed more than 2000 animals into their forever homes. The rescue has grown steadily and now serves other areas of town and, according to Hergert, now includes some “honorary sisters” to assist with the work load.
Three Sisters pulls animals from high kill and overcrowded shelters and cares for them in foster homes while they are waiting for their forever homes. While Three Sisters does not ordinarily accept owner surrenders, they have taken in some pets who were no longer able to be cared for by their families due to death or illness.
Hergert and her sisters believe that by caring for an animal in a foster home they can assess the pet’s temperament and see how the animal interacts with humans and other pets. They also help animals heal from the stressful environment of a shelter and provide any medical care needed so that the pets will be ready to move into their own forever homes.
Hergert states that the rescue is limited to dogs and cats, although she herself once rescued a ball python! Still, Three Sisters focuses on canines and felines, such as Black Beauty, a mother cat who only has one eye. In spite of this issue, Black Beauty and her beautiful kittens, seen in the photo to the left, are thriving under the care of Three Sisters.
The rescue is different than some in that they do not limit their adoptions to local families and will work with out of state adopters. Volunteers for the rescue will help plan travel itineraries for the adopted pet and can help with transporting the pet part of the way to their new home. For information on out of state or east coast adoptions, click here.
Three Sisters is always in need of more volunteers to serve as foster carers so that they can serve even more pets in need. They also could use more volunteers for special events and transport needs, and the rescue is also always grateful for financial donations to assist with veterinary care and other needs for the animals. If you’re interested in helping with a donation or becoming a foster parent, click here for more information, or here to sign up to sponsor one of pets currently under the care of Three Sisters.
If you’re looking for a new best friend, check out the adorable dogs and cats available for adoption through Three Sisters. You can meet some through the slideshow at the top of this article, and see the whole gang here. You can also join the Three Sisters Facebook group to stay up to date on all of the rescue’s needs and activities.
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