FAQs

Is WC4P a non-profit organization?

Yes, WC4P is a non-profit organization awaiting the approval of our 501 (c) 3 exemption status.

Why does WC4P exist?

WC4P’s mission is to save the lives of dogs in the Knoxville region. There are many stereotypes and false negativities that are associated with our breeds, of which are mainly due to media misconceptions and exploitations.

Where is WC4P located?

We currently locate in 200-298 S Broad St, Knoxville, IL 61448.

Does WC4P euthanize any of its animals?

WC4P is a no-kill organization; all of the canines in our organization will be cared for until their forever home is found.

Euthanasia is only recommended by the Director of Medicine in any event a canine in our care is suffering beyond rehabilitation (terminally ill) or exhibiting extreme behaviors of undeterminable aggression in which situation is detrimental for both canine and human caregiver.

Where are your available dogs housed?

With plans for our future no-kill shelter on hold, we rely heavily on our foster network. Not only to temporarily place our bullies in a safe and loving home until there forever home is found, but also to provide them with the basic training and social skills they will need to become the loving and loyal bullies we all know they are.

I’m considering adopting a dog. What’s the next step?

Adopting a rescued dog breed is a choice that should be reviewed in detail and only considered if you are truly prepared. This decision should be in compliance with all members of the household and done so with proper research of the breeds. Please see “adoption info” for additional information on how you can adopt-a-dog from our organization.

What does my donation/adoption fee go towards?

All proceeds go towards the cost of animal shelter fees, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, de-worming, veterinary exams, and medical care necessary to rehabilitate and treat the bullies in our care.

How does WC4P fund its operations?

WC4P operates solely on donations from individuals and businesses. Without this generosity, WC4P could not fulfill our mission nor accomplish what we have set out to do.

Does WC4P accept public turn-ins?

Yes and no – this is done on a case by case basis. We do not take in dogs if we do not have an available foster home for them. Please be in mind that every animal taken from a home is one less which can be rescued from euthanasia.

If you are unable to find a good, loving home for your pet, or you have found a stray we recommend that you contact BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions or Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Both of these shelters do not discriminate against dog breeds and will put them up for adoption depending on temperament evaluation and health screening.