Misfits Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501c(3) based out of Central, New York, was founded in 2017 and is run by Maureen Davison and Aaron Hopkins.
We save the toughest dogs/cats to place; those with serious medical conditions, paralyzed, deaf and blind, severely emaciated, neurological deficits & disease, injuries and orthopedic issues ... the animals that nobody else wants; the animals that would otherwise be euthanized.
We make each dog/cat 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/cats 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. New York State Rescue registration number: RR213
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Maureen Davison- President
Aaron Hopkins- Vice President
Kelly Vollmer- Treasurer
I have been involved in rescue since 2007. I have always had a passion to help the less fortunate animals, the animals that are less adoptable, the animals through no fault of their own have ended up in need or in high kill shelters. I look at my own dogs and want that kind of life for all the ones that have been deprived it. This rescue was started to give those in need a chance for that life.
Hi, I am Aaron Hopkins. Why did we create Misfits? Since I was a kid, I always thought animals to be my friends. I still do. Also, I have always stood up for the :underdog". In this case, the "underdog" are the animals that have special needs. Not all animals can be perfectly beautiful, physical superior, athletically agile, independent, obedient, healthy, etc. In other words, some are Misfits. Misfit animals have a beauty that may not be readily apparent or understood. Maybe I see this in these animals or maybe I see something of me in them. Either way, just like Rocky said: "It's not how hard you can get hit. It's how hard you can get hit and get up and keep moving forward.." Misfit animals get up and keep moving forward after life's hits. It is my wish to show that strength and beauty that I see in these Misfit animals. This is what I hope Misfits Animal Rescue and Sanctuary can show and provide.
I have 3 Beagles, and have been involved in Rescue groups since 2010. I volunteer/foster with different rescues, lives near Syracuse, married.