Skagit Animals in Need (S.A.I.N.) is an all-volunteer organization that supports the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office (S.C.S.O.) and its legal efforts to protect horses and other large animals in Skagit County. When complaints arise about animals who are starving, abused or abandoned, the legal actions are handled by the Sheriff’s office. Skagit Animals in Need then facilitates care for the animals after they are legally seized. The Sheriff’s office does not have the funding, time or facilities to care for the animals. Skagit Animals in Need exists because it would be tragic to have animal abusers rightfully punished, yet not have any effort to provide relief or rehabilitate the animals.
S.A.I.N. also focuses on helping innocent people in tough times keep and care for their animals through funded veterinary care, temporary fostering, and animal-care education. These situations are always screened and administered through advice of the Sheriff’s office of Animal Control but funded and facilitated by Skagit Animals in Need.
A $5000 grant from a Donor Advised Fund at the Skagit Community Foundation provided veterinary care, food, shelter and rehabilitation for animals like Rio. Most animals find a foster home upon release from the care of volunteers at Skagit Animals in Need. www.skagitanimalsinneed.org.