4R Animal Shelter
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When you are in need, or know of an animal in need,  Call 4R for help
               207 - 738-2248



Located in the small rural town of Lee, Maine,

4R Animal Shelter began in March of 2011.

Several concerned friends sitting at a table, having   

coffee and trying to decide how they could help

animals in trouble. 
Why 4R??

The name 4R came from 
the four steps of animal rescue:
 
1. Rescue - whether rescuing an animal from a bad situation, or rescuing an 
     owner from a situation out of their control.
 
2. Rehabilitate - the horses and other animals usually come with problems, whether
    physical, mental, training issues or emotional issues.  These have to be addressed.
 
3. Re-train - often the horses and other animals have been loved, but not trained to
    a level they should be.  This can make an animal un-adoptable or delay their chance 
    for a new home.
 
4. Re-home - the best part ever.  To give these wonderful animals a new lease on life
    and to be able to watch them blossom with a new home. 
 
When an animal leaves for that new home it is bitter sweet.  Bitter that they will be
missed at 4R, Sweet, that they have a new life ahead of them.



The name 4R came from 
the four steps of animal rescue:
 
1. Rescue - whether rescuing an animal from a bad situation, or rescuing an 
     owner from a situation out of their control.
 
2. Rehabilitate - the horses and other animals usually come with problems, whether
    physical, mental, training issues or emotional issues.  These have to be addressed.
 
3. Re-train - often the horses and other animals have been loved, but not trained to
    a level they should be.  This can make an animal un-adoptable or delay their chance 
    for a new home.
 
4. Re-home - the best part ever.  To give these wonderful animals a new lease on life
    and to be able to watch them blossom with a new home. 
 
When an animal leaves for that new home it is bitter sweet.  Bitter that they will be
missed at 4R, Sweet, that they have a new life ahead of them.
 
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