Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
The Rescue Train is a unique, 501(c)3 nonprofit, no-kill, animal-welfare organization based in Los Angeles, California. We are a small but mighty group of animal advocates, dedicated to making the world a kinder place for pets and the people who love them.
Since our inception in 2004, we have been recognized for our hard work: we labor in the trenches of our city and county shelters, find solutions to pet overpopulation and fight for the rights of animals. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we have saved thousands of animals from suffering and euthanasia.
We are more than just an animal rescue group: we are problem solvers who think outside the box to relieve animal suffering and make sure animals have a loving and safe place in this world. We’ve been at the forefront in applying innovative ideas to animal welfare, implementing programs such as mobile spay/neuter clinics, shelter intervention and a pet pantry. We collaborate with and support other animal-welfare organizations to achieve our common goals.
In 2005 we created an annual fundraiser at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena called Race For The Rescues. This lifesaving event is a fundraising platform for Southern California nonprofit animal-welfare organizations and a mobile adoption event for shelter animals. Many grassroots rescue groups depend on Race For The Rescues to keep their doors open to animals in need.
- We believe animals are sentient beings that do not have a voice. It is our duty to speak for them and prevent them from suffering.
- We believe every time we save an animal, there is the possibility that it can make a profound impact on a person’s life.
- We believe when an animal comes onto The Rescue Train, we must ensure that it has a good quality of life after it leaves our care.