For Nancy Romanczuk, when it comes to animals, love knows no walls. As President and Co-founder of the Animal House Rescue, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer ran animal rescue organization in the Fulton County area, Nancy diligently works with other volunteers to find loving homes for area critters. In April 2001, Nancy and Jody Gois co-founded the organization when the Fulton County Humane Society dissolved. The Animal House Rescue organization has no shelter and relies on volunteer foster families to take care of the surrendered animals awaiting permanent homes.
Animal House Rescue receives animals through owner surrender as well as local shelters who can only house animals short term. Since Animal House Rescue has no shelter, the organization relies on foster families to provide temporary housing and is always seeking new applicants to foster. An application is available online at their website http://www.ahrescue.org/. Foster families have the option to specify gender and type of animal they desire to foster. Animal House Rescue does not limit itself to only cats and dogs but have also rescued rabbits and even birds in the past. The organization covers the vet fees and generally the food expense for the fostered animals.
For individuals interested in adopting a pet from Animal House Rescue, the available animals are listed on the website complete with photolistings. Applications can be submitted online. Nancy receives these applications and forwards them onto the foster families who make the final decision since they are most familiar with the animal’s temperament. Potential adoptive families are not required to have a fenced in yard, but a veterinary check is conducted to ensure any present pets are properly cared for. Fees are contingent upon each individual animal’s medical expenses, but on average, fees are around $175.00. If the animal is at least two pounds, they will typically be spayed or neutered prior to the adoption. If the animal has not been spayed or neutered, then they are adopted with a spay/neuter contract to be completed within 30 days. If one of Animal Rescue House’s contracted vets are used, then there is no cost to the pet owner.
Animal House Rescue is a volunteer run organization. The organization’s slogan, “Saving God’s Creatures…4 paws at a time” was created by Nancy who has a lifelong love of animals. “If you ask my mom, she would tell you I’ve been rescuing animals since I was 2,” she laughs. Nancy, a pet owner herself, is involved in the rescue organization because of her love and passion for finding animals permanent, loving families. She emphasizes that the organization relies solely on donations. Donations can be made via PayPal on the website or can be mailed to PO Box 264, Wauseon OH 43567. Donations can also be brought to the Wauseon Flea Market held at the corner of Linfoot Street and Shoop Avenue weekends throughout the summer. Besides monetary donations, pet supplies are also greatly appreciated.
Animal House Rescue is also at the Wauseon Tractor Supply on Airport Highway the last Saturday of every month with animals available for adoption. For more information about Animal House Rescue, you can visit the website, email them at or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-276-5699.