Founded in 2006 Australian Shepherd Rescue in Michigan (ASRIM) is a non-profit canine rescue organization, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and registered as a Charitable Trust by the State of Michigan. ASRIM supports the rescue, fostering, veterinary care, grooming, boarding and adoption of Australian Shepherds, primarily in Michigan, but also in contiguous states and provinces as resources allow. ASRIM does not take in or adopt out dogs directly, but is associated “Animal Placement Bureau” in re-homing Australian Shepherds in need in Michigan.
ASRIM is supported by 40+ unpaid volunteers who open their homes to foster and rehabilitate Aussies and provide transportation. In 2013, ASRIM supported the placement of 36 Australian Shepherds into their Forever homes. Each year Aussie owners and their dogs, volunteers and supporters gather in the fall for Aussie Fun Day, our primary fundraiser. The dogs have an opportunity to socialize and run in secured large pastures and try their innate skills in herding and agility.
In 2013 ASRIM rescued and helped to place 35 Australian Shepherds into their Forever homes and will have placed another 40 by the end of 2014. As a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization and a Michigan registered Charitable Trust without any paid staff, we rely on the tireless efforts of our volunteers and the donations of our supporters to help in our rescue and rehabilitation efforts. If you have an Aussie that you love, know someone who does or just love the breed, please consider making a donation to ASRIM. Your donation is tax-deductible.