What is Speranza Animal Rescue?
Speranza Animal Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Speranza is located on a 17.5 acre horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which provides the perfect setting to offer time, patience and love to those animals needing a second chance. Speranza, which means “hope” in Italian, is an all-breed rescue focusing on Pit Bulls and other Bully Breeds.
What Does Speranza Do?
Speranza Animal Rescue rescues animals, mainly dogs, from a variety of situations; animals saved have come from owners surrendering, dogs on the euthanasia list at kill-shelters and from unimaginable cases of abuse, neglect and misfortune. Speranza takes on cases regardless of the medical costs associated and provides all of the top-notch veterinary care necessary and accepts dogs with behavioral issues that most rescue organizations won’t consider.
Each animal is treated for any ailments, given time to adjust and then evaluated to determine if that animal needs rehabilitation or if it can be adopted to a loving family. If an animal has behavioral issues that prevent it from being safely rehomed, but can be safely managed at Speranza, the animal will live out its natural life at the Speranza farm.
How Does Speranza Do It?
Speranza Animal Rescue is funded entirely by donations from our generous supporters and is manned exclusively by volunteers. It takes a village to provide everything needed for the 50 dogs at the rescue, 15 more in foster care and the other animals on the farm. The Speranza mission to save the most abused and neglected animals would not be possible without the continuous donations and annual fundraising efforts.
Purina’s Game Changing Donation!
Purina donates $30,000 to Speranza!
On December 21st, representatives from Purina stopped at the farm to surprise Janine and Speranza with a game-changing donation. Purina has been a long time supporter or Speranza, donating literal TONS and TONS of food and supplies over the years. It is hard to keep shelter/rescue dogs on a steady diet when surviving on donations and accepting many types of food. We’ve always been able to baseline our dogs’ diets with Purina and it really does make a world of difference for the dogs (and those cleaning the kennels). We’re comforted knowing we’re feeding a brand that has proven the test of time. We are so appreciative of the relationship that we have with Purina.
Purina’s trip to the rescue on December 21, 2018 shows the true generosity and spirit of this company. Get a tissue and watch the facebook live video at the link below. It is a little tough to hear, but at the end Purina explains how they chose Speranza. Thank you, Purina. We cannot thank you enough!