HPR is a national all breed 501(c)(3) nonprofit with headquaters in Miami Beach Florida, our primary mission is dedicated to disaster preparation, mitigation, recovery and response involving domestic animals.
When disaster strikes, HPR is there to help the animals upfront and center.
That said when there is no disaster, we concentrate in regular day to day animal rescue.
We promote the humane treatment of animals, responsible pet guardianship, and how the human-animal bond has the power to enhance quality of life for both human and animal alike.
Our small organization came into being after Hurricane Katrina, in response to the overwhelming need for companion animal disaster relief.
During Katrina in the year 2005 and In the years since, we have continued disaster relief rescue and recovery efforts at a national level.
All of our disaster releif first responders volunteers (desk and ground) are Fema certified, they are experienced and background checked.
We never self deploy, we only do so when our help is solicited, we abide by local laws and work very close with county animal shelters and city officials, as well as with like minded organization and individuals, as working as a team is the only way to successful rescue missions, specially when disasters come in to play.
After a major disaster we try every effort to reunite pets with their families, sadly reunions do not happen as often as we like to.
When reunions are not possible, the animals we rescue go into meticulously screened disaster relief foster homes, where they are held for a year before they put up for adoption in hopes that their families are found.
In regular day to day rescue, the animals we rescue are mostly seniors, badly injured, suffering from a chronic illness, or disabled.
They come to us through a wide range of circumstances, but almost all are in situations that require immediate intervention.
We do not receive any government funding, and rely heavily on private donations.
All donations are applied 100% to the direct and care and well being of the animals. Once an animal is rescued, they are immediately taken to a veterinarian where their medical needs are assessed, and treated.
Once released, they are placed in a foster home, or in our own safe haven in Florida.
We do not warehouse animals, we have remained a small organization on purpose to ensure the best possible quality of life for the amazing souls we are guardian to.
HPR safe haven in Florida is an impeccably maintained cage free environment, where those who are not adopted have a home for life.
In order to ensure the safety and well being of the animals in our care, HPR conducts a thorough review of all applications to foster or adopt.
The process involves checking references and conducting a home visit.
Since the advent of social media our work also includes collaborating with similarly minded groups or individuals around the country.
We network extensively, facilitating and in some cases providing direct assistance with moving at risk animals to safety.
We provide education to the public regarding the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership.
And as well, we perform TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release) of strays and feral cats in different communities throughout South Florida specially in communities of low income families, to help mitigate the pet overpopulation problem.
We are small but mighty!