Hazel's House started in October 2017, when a family member asked us to help with a litter of kittens found in a barn. After socializing and adopting them out to our friends, we absolutely fell in love with rescuing. We began fostering and mentoring with Newberg Animal Shelter in the spring of 2018. We learned how to run a foster/outreach program, as well as a shelter/rescue; we also learned all about shelter/rescue medicine. In the spring of 2020, we decided we were finally ready to expand and dedicate our time fully to Hazel's House Rescue. We spent the next 6 months filing for our non-profit, starting our foster program and expanding our supporters. As of September of 2020, we have become a 501(c)(3) non-profit who have helped over 500 cats and kittens (over 209 of those being in 2020 alone). We continue to grow and expect 2021 to be our best year yet.
My wife, Kendall and I (Brittany), run our foster-based rescue while both working full-time jobs. We both have a passion for animals, helping people and our community. I work in the recycling industry full-time, and have for the last 8 years. Kendall is just starting a job in law enforcement. Our board is comprised of a former adopter and a family member who are just as passionate as we are about rescue. As a team, we believe in our motto (#Whatsonemore) and our mission to help put a dent in the cat overpopulation problem, one life at a time.
Our rescue is completely volunteer-based and driven. We are an Oregon state and Federal non-profit who rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes cats while forming partnerships with our community, businesses, veterinarians and other rescues and shelters. We believe teamwork makes the dream work.