Everglades Angels Dog Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity, is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization started Feb. 14, 2014. Our mission is to end the suffering of thousands of abandoned pet, feral and breeding packs of dogs, by physical rescue & rehoming. Our organization is unique because our dedication to the truly in need, with no shelter, food and basic chance of survival. We seek out the tortured, sick and debilitated dogs, in the most remote areas of the everglades in Florida.
We rescue dogs dumped far away from what once was their home. Dumped by former owners, they begin the ultimate nightmare in the everglades. The first day of life alone is a scary mystery and curiosity occupies most of their day. By night, they are wondering when their family will come back for them. They are hungry and tired. Darkness comes and the fear of the unknown makes them shake and cower deeper into the glades. Hundreds of heartworm transmitting mosquitos and toxic fire ants are biting, the fiery pain is endless. Ticks crawl up their legs and burrow into their skin, injecting bacteria that will infect the dogs with tick diseases like Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease. The deadly tick disease Bayesian is becoming ever more prevalent as well. Wildlife, Burmese pythons and rattle snakes pick up their scent. If they are not preyed upon the first night, the morning sun rises and the helpless dogs search again in vain for their families. There is no food and the only water is in dangerous scum covered, alligator filled canals. Hunger and dehydration sets in and a slow torturous death begins. The survival of these struggling dogs lies only with rescuers like Everglades Angels Dog Rescue, that get out and search for them lost in the glades. One day can easily mean the difference between life and death. Rescue means the end of agony, so horrendous it steals their soul and leaves them with a blank stare, unable to walk from fear. To date, we have saved almost 800 dogs, fully vetted them, socialized, micro-chipped, vaccinated and found them the very best homes possible. Our volunteers are truly unwavering angels.
We also strive to educate the public and bring awareness of the tragedy of everglades abandonment and the sheer torture these dogs endure from humanity at its worst.