Rescue Spotlight – Eleventh Hour Rescue

April 24, 2013  

Eleventh Hour Rescue / Randolph, New Jersey

Mission statement: Eleventh Hour Rescue (EHR) focuses on saving death row animals from kill shelters, fostering them in a home, providing them with all the love and medical attention they require until they find their forever homes, and educating the community about the animal overpopulation problem and the importance of spaying and neutering.

About the organization: Eleventh Hour Rescue started in the founder’s basement and has now grown to an organization boasting hundreds of volunteers. In 2012, forever homes were found for over 2,000 cats and dogs. EHR is made up of dedicated individuals who believe that innocent pets deserve love and a place to live where they are honored and cared for. No dog deserves to die simply because they do not have a home. Dogs are rescued at the “eleventh hour”– when they are scheduled to be put to death by shelters who can no longer care for them. The dogs are given all the medical attention they require, a place to live, and through adoption services, a second chance at a happy and fulfilled life.

Eleventh Hour Rescue’s home base is their kennel located in Randolph, NJ. EHR also has an extensive network of foster homes as well as an enhanced adoption center in the Mount Olive PetSmart. Typically EHR has about 200 dogs and cats between the three arrangements.

Admission policy: No kill rescue. Eleventh Hour Rescue saves dogs and cats from death row at high-kill shelters across the country and even the world, and does not discriminate by breed, age, gender, appearance, or health.

Contact information:

Phone: 973.664.0865
Address: 861 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ 07869
How to volunteer:
Twitter: @ehrdogs
Blog: (launching May 1)
Newsletter: Monthly
Post-adoption support: follow-up fecal test within 7 days of adoption (includes medications if issues found), support and answers from vet techs and trainers, and assistance finding lost pets. EHR also offers many pet-friendly events throughout the year, including Puptoberfest in late September, which is an opportunity to see how the EHR alumni and their adoptive families are doing.

All photos courtesy of Jill Caren Photography,

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