Underdog Pet Rescue closes on new ‘Forever Home’ to expand reach

Underdog Pet Rescue announcing the purchase of a new property on Stoughton Rd to help more animals find homes.
Executive Director Lauren Brinkman joins The Morning Show Wednesday to share in the excitement of their new Stoughton Rd.
Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 4:29 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin announced the purchase of a new property on Stoughton Road, allowing them to help more animals get into the hands of forever owners.

The Madison all-breed rescue and community veterinary clinic cited a lack of space as the biggest need in moving to a new facility.

“We outgrew this place probably 3 or 4 years ago, we’ve been what I call ‘tiny-housing it’ where every area has multiple functions,” Lauren Brinkman explained, Underdog’s executive director. “We realized we needed the new space for just being able to provide quality care and giving our staff what they need to do their job.”

The rescue currently takes in more than 150 animals to their volunteer foster-home based adoption program each month. A drastic increase from the fewer than 10 animals Underdog was taking in when the rescue first began in 2012.

“With more foster homes comes the need for more veterinary appointments, and so we’re only able to save as many animals as we have foster homes,” Brinkman said. She goes on to say their team is checking over every animal with the care they need before they’re adopted.

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Underdog’s new “Forever Home” will be located at 2508 S Stoughton Rd. and to help in the move, their team is launching a new fundraising campaign.

“We’re pinching pennies to try and do everything the most economically we can and we just want to be able to do the most with this space to both save lives and help people and their pets,” Brinkman said.

To help make the transition to their new home possible, you may donate, volunteer or purchase a brick that will be displayed in their new office.

“We have some really cool options to sponsor rooms and portions of our clinic with potential naming right options for businesses that might want to step forward and help us in that way,” exclaimed Brinkman.

Underdog says there is always a need for more foster homes. To fill out an application, click here.

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