What is Westie Rescue USA?
Westie Rescue USA is a web-based resource that is sponsored by Westie Rescue
of the MidAtlantic States, Inc, and is shared by Westie rescuers throughout
the US. Visit the website at www.WestieRescue.com to find out how to contact
your local volunteer information and to browse a wealth of information
about the care and maintenance of West Highland White Terriers.
Who is Westie Rescue MidAtlantic?
Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. ["Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic"],
a member of the Humane Society of the United States is an all volunteer
501-3c, not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of
Virginia. The organization is dedicated to assisting West Highland White
Terriers needing rescue from neglect or abuse or assistance in finding
new homes. We primarily cover the Greater Washington DC area, including
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District
of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We also support or
participate in rescue efforts elsewhere in the United States.
Our volunteers have been involved in rescue over 10 years and, during
that time, have taken in and placed hundreds of Westies. Westie Rescue
Mid-Atlantic operates totally on donations from the public, which go only
to pay the expenses [including medical care] of the dogs and administrative
costs of finding potential adoptive homes and record keeping. There is
no full-time staff. Volunteers receive no compensation except for receipts
of out of pocket expenses directly related to rescue, rehabilitation,
and adoption of Westies in the program. Each year, we place 40-60 Westies.
Some are in excellent health; some are far from it. Although most are
around 5 years old, the ages of the dogs range from 8 weeks to 11 years.
A Family of Rescuers
Rescue volunteers throughout the country cooperate through relaying dogs
needing intrastate transportation and through sharing information with
their counterparts in other States. Some States are covered by highly
developed organizations while others depend solely on the heroic efforts
of one or two individuals. Those States without representation are covered
by Westie Rescue in the surrounding States whenever possible.
How You Can Help...
Westie Rescue is always in need of donations
to cover medical expenses for helping the Westie recover its health and
to defray the costs of administrative expenses incurred in transferring
a dog to an improved home situation.
You can also help by: