SNARR Northeast (Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation) is based out of Westchester County, New York, was founded in 2011 and is run by Courtney Bellew. "I had found my passion and wanted to do more to help in my own area.” SNARR Northeast was born…
We save the toughest dogs to place; those with serious medical conditions, paralyzed dogs, deaf and blind dogs, severely emaciated dogs, dogs with neurological deficits & disease, dogs with injuries and orthopedic issues … the animals that nobody else wants; the dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.
The 501(c)3 rescue has since saved countless animals.
We are a smaller rescue, with BIG hearts and we do our best to make each dog feel as though they are someone’s pet. We do not believe in pulling a dog from a shelter, only to put it in another shelter environment. Not only do we give these dogs a place to live, but we work diligently with them, socializing them, training them, rehabilitating them, and providing whatever extensive and costly medical care they require.
Big, small, thin, fat, young, old, healthy or sick... SNARR will do their best.
SNARR Northeast pulls dogs from high kill shelters all over the country with a focus on the local NYC, NJ and surrounding area shelters. Although the title speaks for itself as “Special Needs”, SNARR also saves perfectly healthy dogs as well.
The rescue is not picky, as long as they can figure out a safe, responsible home for an animal to be placed. Big, small, thin, fat, young, old, healthy or sick... SNARR will do their best.
Courtney comes from an area just North of New York City.
I live in a very upscale area. For the most part, people around here treat their pets like they do their children.
Although there are a ton of rescue organizations, and many people who do adopt, it kills me that so many others have NO clue what is taking place at the shelter just a few minutes away.
People in my area like to turn a blind eye. If they don’t see it, then the cruelty, neglect and killing doesn’t exist. They get their dogs at pet stores and breeders. My goal is to try and spread the word. I post pictures on my Facebook of the dogs I meet in the NYC shelters to let my friends see the faces, read the dogs’ names. Maybe I can get it to hit home.
The SNARR Northeast organization, is hoping that by getting the word out, they can make a change.
A change that is bigger than just saving dogs. “Our network is growing like wildfire and we love it. More people knowing about us and knowing our name, leads to more volunteers, and more education, which leads to more foster homes and adoptions, which means more animals saved!”