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The mission of AMA Animal Rescue is to stop the daily slaughter of young and healthy cats and dogs by helping to save, foster and find homes for animals that are currently homeless, injured and/or on the euthanasia list. AMA Animal Rescue works with lawmakers to improve the conditions within high rate kill shelters and to establish better animal population control laws in New York. AMAAnimalRescue.org
Having volunteered in many animal shelters across New York City, co-founders, Mariya Vlasova and Anna Khazanova, decided to get more involved. They began by raising money for the animals that lived in these shelters. They found out that animals in kill-shelters are marked for death just to cut costs and save cage space. Maria and Anna couldn’t stand by and let that happen. That is why in the year of 2013, AMA Animal Rescue was born. Today, AMA Animal Rescue is a dedicated team of young women who, with the help of volunteers, continue AMA’s original mission to rescue and rehabilitate helpless strays and kill-shelter animals.