About OtherMothers.Org & FAQ
How the Other Mothers Concept Originated

Many of us have worked both professionally and as volunteers in a variety of shelter organizations and veterinary
facilities over the years.  

We see our best efforts fail to meet the needs of many
animals who are surrendered while pregnant or with an un
weaned litter.  

Traditional shelters do a tremendous job but frequently have
to make the difficult choice to focus their efforts of behalf of
those animals that are considered most adoptable.  The flea-
ridden little cat with a bunch of day-old kittens or the stray dog
that is brought in pregnant might not fare too well in these
circumstances.  They’re going to need a lot of extra time,
care, and medical attention before they can be placed in new

That’s where Other Mothers comes in.  Because we
specialize in just these situations, we are able to take these
critters into our homes and love them for as long as
necessary until they are ready for permanent adoptive

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do babies come from?

In the case of Other Mothers, all of our babies come from other shelters in the community.  We do not accept any
animals from individuals.  The reason is that we have made a
commitment to be an avenue of last resort for animals that
have nowhere else to go.

Why can’t my neighborhood humane organization help these

Pregnant mothers and infant animals require time and
attention that many shelters just don’t have to give.  
Sometimes, when an overcrowded shelter can’t facilitate a
quick adoption, there is no choice but euthanasia.  Under even
the best of circumstances, these animals don’t do well in a
stressful shelter environment.  They need the peace, quiet,
and individual attention they can only get in a home setting.

What happens when the puppies and kittens are old enough
for adoption?

They remain in foster care until they are completely healthy,
vaccinated, altered, and well socialized.  Then they are
matched with just the right forever family who can offer them
a lifetime of love and good care.  And we stay in touch and
offer support services as needed in order to ensure a smooth
transition into their new homes.

Does it cost money to adopt an animal from Other Mothers?

We do have to charge a nominal adoption fee to help meet the
expenses of veterinary care, food, and supplies.  It’s a real
bargain compared to what those things would cost if you had
to pay separately for exams, shots, spay/neuter surgery, food,
toys, and treats, for the first several weeks of your new pet’s
life.  And all the money goes right back into the organization to
help pay the way for the next batch of puppies or kittens that
comes along.

How does Other Mothers benefit the community?

By partnering with existing shelters, we help to free up
valuable kennel space so those facilities can accept more
stray and owner-surrendered animals.  By promoting the
importance of spaying and neutering, we are helping to limit
animal overpopulation and educating the public about this
critical issue.

What’s in it for me?

Studies show that pets help people live longer, healthier lives.  
They enrich us in so many ways.  Humane groups such as
Other Mothers provide a way for people to care for animals
directly through adopting and foster care, and indirectly by
providing financial support.
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About Our Founder
Linda Caradine

Linda is the founder of Other
Mothers Animal Rescue and

After working as a volunteer
animal parent for more than ten
years, Linda was determined to
do more for newly born animals
that were too young or too
vulnerable to thrive in a shelter

The goal of Other Mothers is to
care for these very young animals
until they are ready to be adopted.

Other Mothers can provide the
TLC these young animals need,
which frees up valuable space in
shelters for animals with
immediate potential for adoption.

Linda has spent most of the past
year and several thousand dollars
of her own money to make her
dream come true, including
devoting a room of her new house
to caring for animals. She intends
to keep gathering more
supporters and has incorporated
Other Mothers as a tax-exempt
nonprofit organization.

In July of 2006, Linda received the
Diamond Collar Hero Award
presented to her by the Oregon
Humane Society for her