Richardson Rescue Fire

At 4:30AM, Wednesday morning, Janet and Scot Richardson were awakened by the sound of barking dogs at their Rescue, Richardson Rescue. They looked out to see several structures totally engulfed in flames. Although they made every possible attempt to extinguish the flames and save the animals inside the structure, while waiting for the Fire Department, they lost 16 animals. The structures, which included their Rescue office, laundry room and storage building, were a total loss. The Staff of Richardson Rescue is in shock, devastated and heartbroken beyond words.

For 15 years, Richardson Rescue has stood as a prominent fixture in York County. Janet and her team have saved thousands of lives by providing rescue to homeless and abandoned pets, offering low cost Spay & Neuter and has made magic happen by adopting thousands of pets to loving forever homes. “Richardson Rescue is like my second family”, one Volunteer said. “I have been supporting them for years, by volunteering my time, helping to raise much needed funds, and this is just completely surreal to me”.

Members of other Rescue groups, Volunteers, and Community members began arriving early Wednesday morning, to see how they can help. “We just want Janet to know we are here for her, whatever she needs. Her strength and determination has been put to the test many times before, but this time is different. My heart breaks for her”, says a Rescuer. Richardson Rescue vows to rebuild and is currently accepting donations on their site at by using the donate button.  As soon as they can collect their thoughts, they will be releasing a needs list.  The first things needed will be a used office trailer and a large storage building so that they can begin rebuilding.    

Wish List

Volunteers for fundraising, events, dog walking, grooming, Laundry Detergent, Cedar Bedding, Flea/tick prevention, Donations for Vet bills (You may write checks or Donate button on our page and indicate Palmetto Veterinary),Trash Bags (Contractor 55 gallon and kitchen size), Puppy Pads, Antifungal Cream and Spray, Crates/pet carriers/dog houses, Ziploc bags (all sizes), Tarps 9x12, 10x12, 16x12, 19x12, printer cartridges, Chlorine (no, we are not using it for our pool), Cat litter, Bleach, Disinfectant Cleaners (Lysol, Pine-Sol, Odoban), Hand Sanitizer, Heartworm prevention,Toys, Treats, Rawhide Chews, Sponges, Donations to purchase tests, Gloves (Exam and “work”), Kennels, Repair pieces for chain link kennels, 1cc and 3cc Syringes, Spreadable Lime, Newspapers, Dog Beds, Disinfectant Spray. DONATIONS FOR VET BILLS.


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Although we are still saddened by the loss of our friend and co-founder, we proudly dedicate our rescue to Hanna Snow. Her compassion and dedication to animal rescue will live on as we continue with the mission she helped us to begin.

We miss and love you Hanna. "We Hope You Dance"

Finley and her Human

Check out this link to see one of our previous rescues in action. These happy endings make us smile, cry and remember why we continue to rescue. As you watch these funny little clips, you can see the love and time her new daddy put into her. We thank you Greg for sharing your life with Finley with us. Thank you for giving her a chance.

Finley and her Human

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New safe, dry, organic shampoos for cats and dogs formulated by local animal rescuer will make a great gift for a friend. Because of her dedication to animal rescue, a percentage of each sale of FurRefresh will go directly to responsible rescue groups to help our 4-legged friends in need. If you order some please use the code RR after your name, so that Richardson Rescue will get their credit. To order please visit

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PetSmart Adoption Days

We would like to send out a huge thank you to our volunteer Ceil and her wonderful husband for volunteering their time to repaint our cat room at PetSmart. They arranged for the paint and tools to be donated, painted and added little finishing touches to help organize our supplies. Ceil also helps out regularly with out kitties on location at PetSmart along with Tracy and Bridgette. We love all of you girls and keep up the great work.

A thank you also goes out to Sherwin Williams in Rock Hill, SC and to their manager Jeremy. They generously donated the paint, roller brushes and pan to make this happen. This kind group of people can be contacted at 803-366-9749 or visit them at 1240 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

We cannot say enough how much we appreciate the time and effort our volunteers put into helping the orphans here at Richardson Rescue. We could not do this without each and every one of you.

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