Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue
When an organization is named after someone, there’s a special responsibility for that organization to live up to the person’s legacy. That’s the case with Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, named after Justin Gregory Bartlett of Wellington. Although Justin died at just 24 years old, he had already touched many lives with his loving, gentle kindness towards people and animals. According to his friends and family, he was always available and could be depended on to do good in his community. Justin’s childhood friend and co-founder of the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, Peter Torres, is committed to having the Rescue live up to this legacy.
Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue (JBAR) was founded in 2012 as a nonprofit, foster-based organization with the mission of saving pregnant, nursing, orphaned, and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from being euthanized in shelters. They have already saved the lives of over 11,000 dogs and cats, and all the adopted pets had their necessary vaccines and were spay or neutered before going to their forever homes.
JBAR is committed to educating people on the importance of spay and neuter, so the hospital provides these services at low cost to everyone. They work with groups in rural Florida to provide spay/neuter clinics, and they also provide vaccine clinics in disadvantaged communities. JBAR is involved with school groups to promote this education.
Although JBAR rescues most of their dogs and cats from Miami Dade Animal Care and Control, they also rescue medical cases from Palm Beach Animal Care and Control. The number of pets they can help is directly correlated with the number of fosters they have, so every foster home is critically important. If you have any interest in fostering or adopting, you’re encouraged to reach out to Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue.