4 R Friends//The Street Vets

We are committed to keeping the most at-risk pets in our community happy, healthy, and at home with families who love them.

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Address: P.O. Box 5961
Sacramento, CA 95817
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Animal Related 
Sub NTEE: Veterinary Services 
Executive Director: Jean Rabinowitz
Contact Email: 4rfriends.mail@gmail.com
Primary Phone: 916-572-9723
Website: http://www.4rfstreetvets.org
4 R Friends is a locally active, donor funded, and all-volunteer powered animal rescue and community support organization. It is our mission to reduce the number of pets being needlessly euthanized in our community. We rescue pets with catastrophic injuries and illness who would otherwise be euthanized in shelters or emergency hospitals due to lack of resources for their care. We provide for their medical needs, rehabilitate them in foster homes, and place them in adoptive homes where they will never want for love or care again. We also bring the necessary elements of responsible pet ownership to communities where veterinary resources are scarce, enabling low income pet owners to keep their pets happy, healthy, and at home. Our Neighborhood Dog Days free clinics are held monthly in our targeted communities. We serve up to 500 dogs at each clinic with vaccines, collars, tags, microchips, flea prevention, care of medical problems, and appointments for free spay and neuter.
As a donor funded, all volunteer powered organization, we depend on monetary donations, technical assistance, skilled volunteers, and material donations from our supporters.

Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - Major medical fund for injured and ill stray and relinquished animals; Neighborhood Dog Days Fund for medical supplies to offer free care for at risk community-owned pets; Spay/Neuter for community owned animals.
  2. In-Kind Donations - Material Donations/loans: Extra large metal pop-up dog crates, pop-up canopies, dog and cat food donations, ID Tag Engraving Machines.
  3. Volunteers - Volunteers with the following skills: Veterinary technicians and veterinarians, photographers, website designers, data input, foster home providers, event volunteers, local transporters for events. We are also looking for board members.
  4. Funding: Unrestricted - Monetary Donations: $5 Provides a life-saving distemper/parvo vaccine. $50 Provides a free spay/neuter for a dog or cat. $7,000 Provides vaccines, collars, tags, flea prevention, medical supplies for 500 dogs at a Neighborhood Dog Days free clinic.
  5. Funding: Other - Medical Facility, medical equipment and supplies for our free clinics.
'Sacramento Neighborhood Dog Days free clinics have become the hallmark of our organization's efforts. By collaborating with local schools and libraries to bring the basics of responsible pet ownership directly into the communities with the greatest needs, we are building lasting relationships with our clients that are based on respect, and continuity. The gratitude with which our presence is met has been overwhelming, and the greatest compliment and indication that we are hitting our mark has been the many clients who have returned year after year as volunteers.'

Jean Rabinowitz, DVM, Medical Director