New Beginnings Animal Rescue (NBAR) is a 501c3 nonprofit rescue group founded in Olive Branch, MS in 2011 by long time animal rescuers and fosters, Greg and Terri Pollan, Angela Stagoski and Cheri Nutter. Our current board of directors includes Greg and Terri Pollan, Angela Stagoski, Cheri Nutter, Jackie and Donna Beene, and Julie Rominski. We also have many wonderful fosters and they are absolutely the backbone of our ability to continue our work - we can never thank them enough for what they do each day!
Our rescue focuses on Mid-South area shelters (Olive Branch, MS, Memphis, TN, West Memphis, AR, Desoto County (MS), Tipton County (TN), Shelby County (TN), Lauderdale County (TN), and others), working hard to rescue animals daily - whether it be by sharing them on Facebook, bringing them into our own rescue, or networking with other rescues. Our foster homes are crucial to our ability to continue saving lives - if interested in fostering - please contact us!
Through community awareness and education, we hope to promote humane and responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering animals, and the proper care and treatment of animals. Every year in the United States, an estimated three to four million cats and dogs are killed in animal shelters, and these rates are particularly high in the southern states. The simple fact is that there are far more cats and dogs in the world than there are people who are willing or able to be guardians. Most were recklessly or accidentally bred, resulting in a serious animal companion overpopulation crisis that causes immense suffering for its victims and heartbreak for those who work to save their lives. Pet overpopulation and homelessness is a community problem and it takes a unified effort within the community to solve it - we hope you will join us in this effort! We also help to advise those who may find themselves in the difficult situation of considering surrendering a pet during tough times, and work with them on a pet retention program. We hope by doing this to lessen the burden of homeless pets on local animal shelters and rescue groups.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of the pets and people in our community.