Death Row Dogs Find Hope At The Eleventh Hour Rescue

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Eleventh Hour Rescue-NY
Founder - Barbara Kucharczyk
(518) 223-5589
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Saratoga Springs, NY (March 23, 2011) – As the economy worsens, shelters find themselves inundated with pets that are the casualty of foreclosures, job loss or other unfortunate circumstances. Shelters are forced to make difficult decisions, euthanizing healthy, adoptable pets in an effort to make room for more homeless animals. These dogs are on death row simply because the shelters could no longer care for them or had space. Their crime? They are simply out of time.

The Saratoga Springs based nonprofit group Eleventh Hour Rescue – NY partners with shelters, rescuing their death row dogs at the Eleventh Hour--when they are scheduled to be put to death. The dogs are provided with all the medical attention they require, a place to live, and through an adoption process, a second chance at a happy and fulfilled life. Eleventh Hour Rescue – NY is affiliated with many like-minded animal groups throughout the United States and Spain. The New York group is the sister of Eleventh Hour Rescue (NJ), located in Rockaway, NJ.

"We are thankful to all the volunteers who make saving these dogs possible, and welcome new volunteers and donations to help the cause," said Barbara Kucharczyk, founder of the New York group. "Foster homes are in the front lines of every animal rescue group. They have a direct impact on the number of dogs we are able to save. We need people willing to provide temporary shelter and care for pets until they are adopted. Fostering can last from a few days to several months. All veterinary care is paid.," added Kucharczyk.

About Eleventh Hour Rescue - NY

Eleventh Hour Rescue – NY is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that rescues adoptable dogs from shelters when they are scheduled to be euthanized. Through an adoption process, each dog is placed in a permanent home. To help the cause or learn more about Eleventh Hour Rescue - NY, visit ( or become a fan on Facebook ( To contact our New Jersey team, Eleventh Hour Rescue – NJ, visit (