OOTW is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization.
We receive no funding from the federal, state, or county governments, nor from any corporate entity, not even the ASPCA or the United States Humane Society. We operate solely on private donations and volunteer efforts. OOTW is a ‘virtual’ animal rescue, meaning we do not have a brick and mortar pet shelter. Instead, we are a network of volunteers, who allow our rescued dogs and cats to live with us in foster care until they are adopted. Operating a virtual shelter allows us to put all of our adoption fees and received donations toward the care of the dogs and cats we rescue.
"We are involved in pet rescue: our wallets and gas tanks are always running on empty, our homes are never quite free of pet hair, nor are our cars, our inboxes are full of ongoing despair and misery, but our hearts and souls are replenished with unconditional love, loyalty, and joy that can only come from a rescued pet!" ~Cindi Shaw~