About Us


Mission

Halfway Home Pet Rescue is dedicated to improving the quality of life for stray animals in Aroostook County, Maine. We focus our mission on the rescue and rehabilitation of cats and kittens from Caribou and surrounding communities who are not eligible for admission to other area shelters. HHPR provides medical care, social and emotional rehabilitation through our foster home network and a safe haven that is “half way home.”

HHPR provides community support by:

  • providing pet care assistance to families in crisis
  • promoting spay/neuter, assisting low income homes with spay/neuter resources
  • offering equipment for temporary fostering of strays
  • practicing Trap/Neuter/Relocation of area feral colonies
  • providing community education about animal welfare issues

HHPR is an all-volunteer, licensed 501c3 nonprofit and licensed by the State of Maine, ID number 94-3471733.

Our Success in 2016

Sorry, no pie charts yet. But here are the numbers:

Cats coming into our care: 98 from owners, 8 were born at HHPR, 84 strays were taken in, 52 ferals were brought in from our TNR program, we helped 17 low incomes situations for a total of 259 intakes for 2016. Leaving HHPR in 2016 were 251: 47 were adopted locally, 126 were transferred to networking no-kill shelters in Maine, 17 were located to barns, 2 kittens died, 12 cats required euthanasia due to extreme medical condition, we assisted 24 cats from low income situations, and returned 23 cats to owners.

Our Success in 2015

In 2016 we saw continued need in the area and a drop in suitable adoption applications. Our transport program saw increased activity, allowing us to continue meeting the needs of emergency and special needs cases.

     

Our Success in 2014

2014statsINThe year 2014 showed continued expansion of community need. In 2014 HHPR took in 371 cats:  114 were owner surrender, 167 were stray, 78 feral, 12 were from low income situations needed help.2014statsOUT

HHPR facilitated 80 adoptions in the local area and 153 were transferred to other shelters where they were adopted. The other outgoing numbers are: 30 went to barns, 22 were returned to their owners, 6 low income cases received help from HHPR, we had 6 infant deaths and 4 cats required humane euthanasia due to extreme illness.

Our Success in 2013

2013 IncomingThe year 2014 has been our busiest year yet. The numbers for that year will be available soon.

In 2013, 267 cats came through HHPR adding to the 31 already here.  137 were brought in as strays, 57 were owner surrendered, 63 ferals were humanely captured.

2013 OutgoingHHPR facilitated 189 adoptions in 2013. Unfortunately, we lost 6 kittens to disease, 15 cats required euthanasia due to extreme illness, 10 cats were returned to their owners, and 41 became barn cats.

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