Help Save the Life of a Rescued Pet Today
Please consider donating your time or money to enable us to continue to help rescued pets. Bath Animal Welfare Foundation is a volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) non-profit. We carefully guard every resource we have to maximize the number of animals we can save. Even though our adoption fees do not cover all the costs associated with our rescues, we never want to turn away a dog or cat based on their medical needs, or be forced to end treatment due to cost alone. Instead, we fight tooth and nail to support our animals in every way that we can. We can only do this with your help!
In 2019, the Bath County Animal Shelter had a record year for number of dogs and we, the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation, were able to take in all the adoptable dogs. The following collage represents the 8 dogs we have saved in 2019 plus two we’ve taken in in 2020 that still need a home.
We are over capacity with these dogs and have three special needs dogs among them. Your donations fund private board, medical, food and other expenses. Please help us surpass our 2019 success rate in finding homes for these wonderful pets with a donation. Even a dollar makes a difference — it all adds up. Your donations help all of these wonderful dogs find a happy ending.
BAWF accepts donations online and by mail:
Bath Animal Welfare Foundation
P.O. Box 716
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Where your donations go:
As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Bath Animal Welfare Foundation would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs and cats we can save depends on the number of people we have helping us. We are always looking for new volunteers!
There are many ways you can volunteer with BAWF. Every step along on our rescued pets’ journey relies on volunteers:
- early stages of preparing for our pet’s arrival
- transporting them to our location
- meeting them at transport
- walking dogs / snuggling with cats
- helping screen prospective forever homes
- transporting them to their forever homes or the appropriate pure-breed or all-breed rescue
- following up after adoption
You can make a difference.
Bath Animal Welfare Foundation’s Fostering Program is a critical part of our rescue and re-home process. Fosters providing a temporary housing for BAWF dogs and cats while they find their forever homes. The more fosters we have, the more lives we can save! Please consider being a Foster Home for BAWF.
BAWF Foster Homes take in a dog or cat off transport, or from another foster, and provide temporary housing until they are placed in their forever home. This can be as short as a few days, or take several weeks. Our fosters typically commit to their foster dog or cat until they find their forever home.