Building A Bond Between Species (B.A.B.B.S.) is a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 2015 in the Lewis & Clark Valley in Clarkston, Washington. Each of the founding members have been involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of animals throughout various stages of their lives. B.A.B.B.S. has positioned itself to address the foundational issues that lead to the need for animal rescue services, groups, and shelters, including regional animal auctions. And while there may always be a need for such facilities and services, B.A.B.B.S. believes that the need can be minimized with a new approach.
B.A.B.B.S. believes that there are three primary reasons why these owners relinquish their animals: (1) Behavior issues that the owners are unable to correct on their own due to a lack of knowledge and/or a lack of funds needed to address the issues through professional assistance, (2) Temporary family financial hardship that bars the owner from being able to afford food and/or veterinary care, and (3) Guilt on the part of the owner for not spending adequate time with the animal(s).
B.A.B.B.S. primary purpose is to address these issues through the provision of (1) Information, education and support, at no, or low cost to the animal owners, (2) Food and emergency care to those experiencing temporary financial hardship and (3) Free or low cost clinics, activities and events designed to deepen the connection between equine and canine owners and their animals.