RSQ is run solely on volunteers and donations with no paid staff. And we couldn’t continue the work we are doing without our incredible supporters.
RSQ started in 2017 (as RSQ Dogs+) when our founder and director, Kelli Stokes, saw a need for help in the rural communities surrounding St. George. The rural areas we serve have limited resources and often no options for their unwanted and stray animals.
We not only rescue animals from these underserved areas, but we also provide pet food for families in need, and offer low cost or free spay/neuter services when possible. We have also done fundraising to improve the living conditions at the Hildale city impound with insulated dog houses for unclaimed animals during their mandatory stray hold time.
Another thing that sets RSQ apart from other organizations is that we specialize in taking on extreme medical cases. It is important to us to give animals a chance when in other situations they would often be euthanized. Many animals that we rescue have serious medical needs, whether it’s from injury, old age, or other conditions. We have seen amazing outcomes when these animals are given a chance.
Every year, we rescue around 500 animals and that number is continuing to climb. And that’s not just dogs and cats! If you come for a visit, you may find pig friends, rabbits, or even ducks! Most of our animals are at our adoption center, but many are in foster as well.