What Is Noah’s Wish?
Noah’s Wish came into existence in 2002, not to duplicate existing efforts to help animals during disasters, but to expand on what was already in place. Too often, efforts to help animals during emergency situations have been gravely inadequate. We recognize that animals need and deserve an organized, consistent and professionally managed national disaster relief program. How animals are managed during disasters is to implement well thought out, field tested policies and procedures that are practiced in all disasters. Relief efforts for people are managed this way and we feel they should be for animals too.
We are not involved in any other animal welfare issues. It’s not that we aren’t concerned about all the ways animals are abused or exploited, but there are a multitude of national and local animal welfare organizations who are tackling the issues that adversely affect animals.
The singular mission of Noah’s Wish is to save animals during disasters with our shelter and recovery services and to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals through our educational outreach programs.
The vision of Noah’s Wish is to provide for the needs of animals in disasters. This will be accomplished by:
- Planning and preparing with emergency management and animal services agencies.
- Mitigating the impact of disasters on animals through our educational and outreach programs.
- Responding to disasters by establishing, supporting and maintaining emergency animal shelters.
- Recovering from disasters by returning animals to their homes.
What Makes Us Unique?
- Noah’s Wish is a not-for-profit, animal welfare organization with a singular, straightforward mission – we exist to keep animals alive during disasters. That’s it. Having just one focus, Noah’s Wish is able to direct all our resources towards ending the suffering and death of animals when disaster strikes.
- Our volunteers are highly trained and experienced. With our network of volunteers, we are able to respond to disasters with a team of individuals prepared to provide whatever services are needed to ensure that animals survive and are well cared for.
- We offer training to prepare people and communities to be self-sufficient should an emergency occur.