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HOW DID MR. JOJO'S RESCUE START?

Kat Fisher, Founder of Mr. Jojo’s Rescue, has always wanted to save the world. That might explain her background as a social worker. After many years in the field she moved into Human Resources. She was eventually able to run the HR department for an amazing non-profit organization. But let’s face it…working in human resources field is a lot like dog years. Almost fifteen years in the field can feel like 105! Even though she loved her job, that little voice in the back of her head kept nagging at her. That little voice was telling her to stop her career, and save dogs. She ignored the voice for years, but with the amazing support of her spouse (and without that support Mr. Jojo’s would not be possible), she stopped ignoring and started listening. The original plan was to open a small rescue, saving and adopting dogs out. As part of the preparation, she volunteered at some local shelters. What she saw was that senior dogs were almost always passed over for younger dogs or puppies. She also realized that in overcrowded county shelters, seniors were at the highest risk of being euthanized. Especially those with special needs. Kat always had a major soft spot for senior dogs with special needs, even adopting a few of her own over the years with each one older than the one before. Seeing senior dogs lingering alone in shelters, or being euthanized when space was needed broke her heart. Then one day it hit her….why not start a sanctuary where really old dogs could live out their amazing lives in a comfortable home environment ….and that is exactly what she did.

WHO IS MR. JOJO?

Mojo Jojo (aka: Mr. Mojo, Mr. Jojo, Mr. Smarty Pants, etc.) was Kat’s first dog as an adult. She always had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils, and even spiders growing up. She loved them all, but had a special affinity for dogs. It was only natural she would have a dog as an adult. Mojo Jojo was a black schnauzer named after a fictional character from a cartoon. The character was the #1 archenemy of the Powerpuff Girls, and his goal was to take over the world. Kat had no idea how much Mr. Jojo was like the cartoon character when she named him! Everyone’s first dog holds a special place in their heart, and Mr. Jojo was no exception. Kat wanted to honor the little black schnauzer known as Mojo Jojo so she used his favorite nickname for the rescue.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESCUE AND A SANCTUARY?

Yes, Mr. Jojos has the word rescue in its name which is a throwback to the original plan. But if you think about it, we do rescue dogs! A rescue is an organization that typically rescues dogs from various situations, places the dog in a temporary foster home and then finds an adoptive forever home for the animal. As a Sanctuary, we rescue dogs from shelters and they live here for the rest of their lives. We do not rehome our dogs. Our sanctuary acts as a retirement home and hospice.

CAN YOU TAKE MY DOG?

We do not take owner surrender dogs. Our dogs come from animal care and control, shelters, veterinarians, or other rescue organizations. There is a remarkable number of senior dogs with special needs at the shelters, and we save any openings we have for them.

ARE ANY OF YOUR ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION?

We do not take owner surrender dogs. Our dogs come from animal care and control, shelters, veterinarians, or other rescue organizations. There is a remarkable number of senior dogs with special needs at the shelters, and we save any openings we have for them.

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, Mr. Jojo’s rescue, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Contributions may be tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Mr. Jojo’s is our home so we don’t give out our physical address. We don’t want to end up with dogs left outside our front door. Trust us…it happens! If you’d like to mail or donate items, our mailing address is: 378 Northlake Blvd #431 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 We love getting notifications the we have packages or mail to pick up!

DO YOU NEED FOSTER HOMES?

No. The types of dogs we rescue are in the double digits, and usually have special needs. We don’t like to move them around anymore than they already have been. Once they arrive at Mr. Jojos they stay here and live happily ever after.

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

We don’t use volunteers on a regular basis for daily care…we would love the help, but this is our home and it might be a little awkward having volunteers walking around all day. Besides, if we had volunteers we would want the house to be spotless for our guests. With 10 seniors living here, we would have to clean all day to achieve spotlessness, and if we did that who would take care of the seniors! However, as we grow, we will need volunteers for things like events, special projects, and administrative tasks. We are always in need of people to help us with fundraising and marketing. If you have a skill you think could benefit our seniors send us a message through our contact form. We know that school aged kids need volunteer hours. Maybe we can help. Walking the dogs early morning or evenings is a huge help, and pretty easy with seniors. We even have a stroller for some of our residents that want to go on walks, but can’t. This could be a good way to get hours for the kids. Send us a message through our contact form if you are interested.

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