The Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association was organized in 2002 as a joint venture between two breed clubs. Members of both Bull Run Australian Cattle Dog Club and the North Atlantic Australian Cattle Dog Club had been rescuing cattle dogs for years. It was decided that rescue activities could be more efficient if there was a stand-alone rescue organization not encumbered by breed club activities. We were created to save our beloved cattle dogs from abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Although both clubs jointly founded ACDRA, independence for the new organization was built in to the startup agreement and now ACDRA stands on its own as an independent entity, working on its own merit and its own set of policies and procedures. The goal is to work in a 3-way partnership to create a stronger networking community for the salvation of the many needy cattle dogs.
We are a network of volunteers who rescue ACDs from Maine to Georgia. Our volunteers help with temperment evaluations, transportation, fostering, fundraising, and public awareness.
In August 2007 we were designated a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.