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Our mission to reduce the number of adoptable dogs and cats euthanized in South Florida, particularly in Palm Beach County. Since 2015, the Darbster Foundation has partnered with local animal rescue groups and shelters in South Florida to find homes for nearly 7,000 cats, kittens and dogs in South Florida. We send these rescued animals up to our own adoption facilities in New Hampshire, Darbster Kitty And Darbster Doggy. and to our partner rescue shelters in New England.
Transporting Kitties to New England – Over the past 5 years, Darbster Kitty has transported over 6,000 homeless kittens and cats to great, forever homes in New England where the pet population is managed effectively and demand is strong. The kittens and cats are rescued, fostered and then transported from South Florida where homelessness and euthanasia rates are very high. We are currently transporting between 35-40 cats and kittens weekly to Darbster Kitty in Manchester, NH and our no-kill partner shelters in New England. All Darbster Kitties are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and socialized for adoption. In 2020 we additionally began a Barn Cat Program to transport and adopt out select cats who, while not suitable as pets, can be rescued from a harsh life on the streets to thrive on a farm, in a horse stable or other protected indoor structures.
Transporting Doggies to New England – Since 2017, Darbster Foundation has partnered with local South Florida shelters and our valued rescue partners up north to save and transport 285 dogs. “Square Heads” (Bully Breeds) make up more than half of the dogs that are transported. Since the opening of our own adoption facility in Chichester, NH, Darbster Doggy in 2018 and the purchase of a 30-dog capacity trailer in 2019, we have pulled out of shelters and transported 455 dogs.
Cats-Kittens Spays and Neuters – Did you know that a single pair of cats and their kittens can produce thousands and thousands of offspring in just seven years? It is estimated that there are more than 200,000 free roaming cats in Palm Beach County alone. To help control the cat and kitten population in our Florida location, Darbster Foundation has funded more than 3,000 spay and neuter surgeries since 2009.