Kinder Harbors Animal Sanctuary – Services and Offerings
(not all services and offerings are available at this time)
- Provide articles, stories, true accounts, guidance, suggestions, statistics and methods which encourage and inspire individuals to continually accentuate their compassion and sensitivity towards the protective needs and welfare of all animals.
- Provide articles, stories, true accounts, guidance, suggestions, statistics and methods which encourage and inspire individuals towards a healthy plant-based diet.
- Provide articles, stories, true accounts, guidance, suggestions, statistics and methods that convey the life-enhancing benefits of exuding and exhibiting compassion and sensitivity towards the animals and all of humankind.
- Provide admission of animals into the sanctuary, whether through relinquishment by individuals, businesses, schools, rescue and welfare groups and organizations, circuses, zoos, labs, testing facilities or other sanctuaries. Provide close scrutiny and evaluation, not only to check for sanctuary capabilities to shelter and sustain the animal, but for the reasoning behind the surrender. All individuals, businesses, schools, rescue and welfare groups and organizations, circuses, zoos, labs, testing facilities and other sanctuaries will be required to meet surrender-qualifying as set forth by the sanctuary and addressed on a separate surrender and qualifying form.
- Each animal admitted to the sanctuary will be classified as a permanent resident or as a semi-permanent resident (potentially adoptable or releasable). As stated above, admission of any animal is based on availability of shelter or habitat space as well as the ability to provide a life-sustaining environment, sustenance, companionship and medical care. The sanctuary will not accept any animal(s) that possess unpredictably hostile, aggressive or life-threatening behavior or are known or have the ability to inflict significant harm or death to human caretakers or other animals, nor will the sanctuary accept any animals which require special handling or skills beyond the standard operating capabilities of the sanctuary. Additionally, the sanctuary will not accept animals that are infected with any type of transmittable virus or pathogen.
- Temporary boarding of animals for individuals, businesses, schools, rescue and welfare groups and organizations, circuses, zoos or other sanctuaries due to financial hardship, job loss, business failure, bankruptcy, divorce, personal tragedies or any other life-changing event(s) that pose(s) a difficult burden and puts the animal(s) at risk of losing habitat, shelter, sustenance, companionship and/or medical care. Verification of the life-modifying and/or business-modifying event and its repercussions will be required before admission of the animal to the sanctuary. Additionally, the individual, business or organization must submit a plan detailing the steps and methods they intend to utilize to improve, stabilize, and once again reach a sustainable level in their living and/or business environment in order to resume sustenance, habitat, shelter, companionship and medical responsibilities for their animal(s).
- Individuals who are capable of providing basic sustenance for their animal(s), but incapable of more elaborate care due to financial, physical and/or mental limitations may apply to the sanctuary for preventative and maintenance medical care for their animal(s). The sanctuary will provide basic medical checkups, vaccines, medicines, surgery and special care as needed to those individuals who qualify. Qualification will involve verification of an individual’s available financial resources and income, expenditures, other aid, living conditions and general living environment, all of which must illustrate an inability by the individual to meet expenses for their animal(s) beyond sustenance care.
- Rehabilitation services for any animal (mammal, reptile, fowl and wildfowl, etc.) with the exception of any animal(s) which exhibit hostile and/or life-threatening behavior. Full rehabilitation may be followed by the animal’s release back into the wild due to state and/or federal regulations. If these regulations are not a factor, then release back into the wild will be determined by the animal’s return of its faculties and functions, its ability to survive in the wild, its ability to realize a maximized life in a wild as opposed to sanctuary habitat and the availability of sanctuary resources and habitat/shelter at the time.
- Public/volunteer participation in the welfare, care, feeding and companionship of any and all animals (with required handling and training instructions) within the sanctuary. It’s key for the public to be one with the sanctuary, its goals, missions, endeavors and direction. It’s also key for the public to commune with the animals, learn to understand their world, lives and communication, develop tolerance and sensitivity and valuation for creatures different from themselves and to experience the aesthetic, mystical and unique nature of the sanctuary itself.
- Kinder Harbor’s Animal Sanctuary will strive to provide off-site visitation and companionship services for the elderly, the disabled and the infirm. The aged, disabled and infirm in our society who suffer loneliness and abandonment from their families, and as a result of death of loved ones, often benefit from periodic visitations from animals. This results in a mutually beneficial relationship between the elderly or disabled person and the animal. Such services will be provided as personnel and transport are available to carry out such visitations.
- Assist in conversion of land, and the conversion of businesses established for animal marketing, to businesses whose mission changes to that of animal protection and welfare. Additionally to assist owners through consultation in converting to alternative income-producing uses for their land.
- Provide welfare and protection information regarding wildlife on personal or public property. Such information will include means and methods to incorporate the wild creature (s) into the lifestyle(s) of the human occupant(s) and/or how the creature(s) can be safely relocated to a more suitable habitat or environment.
- Provide care and welfare for animals left behind upon the death of their companion keepers. Kinder Harbors may be named in an individual’s will to be the recipient of an animal(s) due to a death. Instructions for a specific type of care and welfare may be detailed in the will and upon approval by Kinder Harbors’ Board of Directors, KHAS will agree to accept and care for the animal upon the demise of their keeper.
- Kinder Harbors Animal Sanctuary acknowledges that not all services and offerings listed above will be immediately available to their fullest potential and extent and KHAS may at times experience financial shortcomings. As with any charitable and benevolent organization, services and offerings will be available based on financial resources and available personnel. When full financial resources according to budget are available, we will offer all of the services as detailed above. Under any reduced financial resources or contingency situation(s), KHAS will provide the most urgent services first with regard to health, sustenance and living arrangements.
- While these are all key operating services and offerings of Kinder Harbors Animal Sanctuary, they are by no means where the organization will stop. The mission statement indicates that Kinder Harbors will continually improve, enhance and sustain the lives, health and quality of treatment of all animals. It’s this endeavor that Kinder Harbors Animal Sanctuary will tirelessly strive for.