Our mission is “To work as one in helping homeless dogs irrespective of breed, location or circumstance.”
We rescue animals no one else wants and who have no options left – animals that have been abused, abandoned or neglected. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, mostly volunteer, NO-KILL, privately run rescue in Evansville, Indiana. We are a grassroots organization who relies on community members for volunteering and donating for the cause. We do not receive any major grants or government funding and most of our donations are $500 or less. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned dogs and to find permanent loving homes for them. We rescue dogs from high-kill shelters throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama, including from Evansville Animal Control, Warrick Animal Control, Daviess County (Ky) Animal Control and Gibson County Animal Control. While in our care, we provide dogs with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve. We currently have over 150 dogs in our care and have rescued thousands more over the last 3 years of operation. Last year alone, ITV was able to rescue over 600 dogs from shelters. With the support of our community, we opened our county’s only no-kill rescue center on July 21, 2012, which allowed us to increase our adoptions by 30% in just one year.
We drive as far as 3 hours away to pick up dogs in need – dogs that would otherwise be euthanized at overcrowded shelters in Indiana and surrounding states. Although we do not discriminate based on breed, size or color, we have a particular interest in helping bully breeds, black dogs, dogs with medical needs and other “hard-to-place” dogs.
Almost every weekend we are at community events, from an AIDS walk to a Hadi Shriner’s festival. We also are actively involved with disadvantaged youths in our community and we have several programs where we take dogs to schools or a juvenile detention center. We think it is important to be active in the community and share the plight of homeless dogs in our community.