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Ruff Start Rescue

Ruff Start Rescue

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About Us

We are a foster home-based Non-Profit 501c3, no-kill dog and cat rescue based in central Minnesota.

Check out available animals, volunteer, and foster opportunities, and donate here:

Mission Statement: Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need. We improve animal welfare in communities through adoption, education, and providing resources for people and pets.

Vision Statement: We strive for a world where every companion animal has a safe and loving home and their family has the knowledge and resources needed to give them the life they deserve.

Compassion.-We have a strong sense of empathy for companion animals that fuels our passion to prevent and alleviate suffering. We place the highest value on the animal/human connection and are driven to create positive outcomes even for the hardest of cases.

Commitment.-We strive to provide a high level of service for all animals, adopters, volunteers, and donors through responsible communication and action. We maintain a results-focused perspective.

Connection.-We form relationships with the community to achieve common goals while providing access to resources and education.

Innovation.-We listen and respond to community needs with flexibility while remaining on the cusp of trends in animal welfare while exploring new approaches.

We communicate humbly, honestly, and openly while striving for the utmost transparency with our supporters, volunteers, fosters, staff and beneficiaries.


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Cat Foster Manager
Category: Healthcare
Overall Summary and Description: Are you looking for a rewarding career that allows you to make a direct impact on thousands of animal’s lives each year? Bring your know-how and love of animals to one of MN’s largest foster-based animal rescue. At Ruff Start Rescue, you'll not only oversee the medical and behavioral care of the cats and kittens but also use your people skills to manage skilled more
Phone:(763) 355-3981
Volunteer position: Ruff Start Rescue Secretary of the Board
Category: Office and Administration
The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board’s business was conducted. To fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization’s bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy and availability, proposes more
Phone:(763) 355-3981

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