ADREAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit disaster relief organization dedicated to helping care for pets and provide individuals/families with the essentials during a community wide disaster. ADREAM currently services Catoosa, Hamilton, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.
We also operate a pet food pantry, Keita’s Kitchen, which provides food for dogs and cats to low income individuals/families. This program is designed to assist individuals/families keep pets they already have in their homes as part of their families. This program acts as relief when individuals/families have personal crises or disasters that leave them unable to care for their pets. Our goal is for no one to have to consider forfeiting their pets simply because they have fallen on hard times and personal funds are limited. Keita’s Kitchen services Catoosa, Hamilton, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.
These are our two primary programs currently but we do have other programs developing. Please check out our ‘Programs and Services’ section to find out about what programs are operational and which are developing for launch!
Our disaster relief and response program. When a large scale disaster strikes we work with local organizations to provide aide.
Keita's Kitchen Pet Food Pantry
Provides cat and dog food supplementation to qualified families across our service area. Helping keep pets at home where they belong.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Meet the ladies behind the program.
From a very young age Danielle (Dani) knew that working with animals was what she was meant to do. As a young girl and teenager she volunteered at local shelters and rescues taking every opportunity to work around animals of all kinds. In 2011 disaster struck home when a tornado devastated local communities. Dani wanted so desperately to help that she enlisted the help of her older brother and they initially joined up with chainsaw crews helping clear paths to families and individuals cut off from supplies and help. After several days she received an email from the local humane society where she volunteered calling for volunteers to man a donation drop off and distribution site for animals affected by the tornadoes. Dani immediately signed up for a shift and started helping with the site. Soon enough other volunteers stopped coming and the site was threatened with closure so she decided she would man it herself to allow people access to desperately needed supplies. During this experience she met volunteers, board members, and directors of various animal welfare organizations from all around the area. They asked her to join them in planning and collaborative meetings. Unsure of what role she was to play she agreed to participate in these meetings, where it was determined that long term assistance of this nature was needed for our area. The local organizations were worried that they would be unable to start a new such program due to staffing and funding. Dani’s role was clear. A new organization was needed to provide ongoing assistance to individuals with pets who were struggling to keep their pets at home with them and to provide disaster response not just in the event of another large scale disaster but to help with the day to day disasters any family or individual could face. So it was that ADREAM was founded in June 2011 to help try to fill these voids and promote collaboration between animal welfare organizations both big and small across city, county, and even state lines.
My family fell on hard times. We could not feed my family and my four dogs. I was heart broken at the thought of having to give up my babies, then I found ADREAM. Because of them I was able to feed my dogs and keep my family together. Today I am happy to say we are back on our feet and no longer need their assistance.