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.
The name 4R came from
the four steps of animal rescue:
1. Rescue - whether rescuing an animal from a bad situation,
rescuing an owner from a situation out of their control.
2. Rehabilitate - the horses and other animals usually come with
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.
a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization...