At Baranik Animal Care, we are happy to help qualified animal rescue groups. We typically will require a copy of the rescue's shelter license in order to provide discounted services.
What Baranik Animal Care will do for rescue:
1) Provide medical care and diagnostic testing to rescue groups at reasonable prices.
2) Provide routine (and some not-so-routine) surgeries at a reasonable price. We are capable of doing multiple surgeries in one day if scheduled in advance.
3) Provide nursing care to animals that are ill or recovering from trauma or surgery.
4) Provide a safe place for a limited number of animals coming out of animal control or other situations until foster homes can take them in.
5) Our goal is to bring in rescue animals, treat them, and release them to foster homes as soon as possible.
6) We will do our very best to bring animals to health so they can go to foster homes with minimal risk to themselves or other animals around them.
What we cannot do:
1) Provide a permanent or semi-permanent (this may be defined as “more than 3 weeks”) sanctuary for any one rescue animal.
2) Guarantee the health of any one animal 100%. This is because many illnesses have a long incubation period (i.e. parvo and panleukopenia up to 2 weeks, feline leukemia may take at least a couple months to diagnose).
3) Provide 24 hr care or services beyond our expertise.
What we expect from rescue groups:
1) Understand that we are a small facility, with limited space; there may be limits to the quantities of animals that can be housed at one time.
2) Understand that we do not get any tax breaks/benefits for helping rescue groups; we help because we want to.
3) Payment is expected as services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made.
4) Also understand that we are lucky to have to have the support of rescue groups!
5) Be considerate of our other clients. We know that sometimes, with rescue, many animals will come to the clinic at the same time, and it can take several minutes to understand the needs of each animal. If another client comes in, please allow them ahead of you if possible, as their needs may be more quickly dealt with.
6) Call ahead if you know animals are being brought to our clinic, so we can be more prepared for them.
7) Respect our office hours. If you know you will be late call us so we can arrange for a late pick-up or to keep an animal an extra day.
8) Keep us informed of what’s going on with any animals in the clinic. We need updates regularly (daily or every other day) unless you have already informed us of a pick-up date.