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The Founders

Kelley Rice and her husband Brian Fons are the founders of New Hope Animal Rescue. We  find great joy in matching a pet to the right family and seeing how the pet not only blossoms, but also enriches the lives of their new humans.   Let us help you find your next furry family member!

Volunteer and Foster Based

We are a volunteer and foster-based organization.   While volunteering at shelters, we are face to face with the animals at risk of euthanasia and see first hand how desperate municipal shelters are for more rescue partners.   So we launched a 501c3 to not only fundraise for the medical needs of shelter animals but to grow a network of animal advocates, fosters and volunteers.  Fosters are vital to our mission. If you have a big heart and love animals, we want to meet you!

Our Story

Our favorite breed is rescued.

Volunteering at area shelters we, we found ourselves bringing animals home and paying for their vet care.   While making a small impact, we knew we had to do much more.  We established New Hope Animal Rescue to create a network of volunteers, fosters and donors to help us save more animals from kill shelters and and education the public in how to prevent the over pet population.

It's about more than rescuing animals - it's about raising awareness to combat the cause of our nation's over pet population. 

We work to create awareness that 2.7 million companion animals are euthanized in U.S. Shelters every year.  This number could be drastically reduced if people stopped supporting breeders and adopted and fostered,  spayed/neutered their pets, and  microchipped and tagged their pets to increase the chances of being reunited.

Spaying and neutering your pets is vital.   

If you know of someone in the greater Austin area who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets, please contact us to see if we can help!

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Our Team

Meet who leads New Hope Animal Rescue and it's mission to Give New Hope and Save Lives.

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Kelley Rice

Founder and President

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Joanna Elliott

Vice President

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Brian Fons

Finance and Accounting

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Brian Elliott

Legal

Special Thanks To Our Fosters and Volunteers

Our organization relies on the dedication of our fosters and volunteers and their work and support they provide.

We are always in need of fosters all around the metro Austin, TX area.

Interested in Volunteering?

Let's start a conversation and see how you can contribute.