Thank you for your interest in the pets of Every Life Matters Animal Rescue.
Every Life Matters Animal Rescue is committed to saving the lives of pets that are in need of loving homes and a new lease on life.  We are located in Rock Hill, South Carolina and in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  We strive to rescue pets from unfavorable conditions and shelters that cannot meet these animal’s needs.  We are a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing, caring for and finding amazing homes for these wonderful animals.  We are in the business of saving lives and uniting loving owners and great pets. This process requires transporting animals, providing loving foster homes for our waiting pets and seeing to it that their needs are met and they receive all the veterinary care needed for a long and happy life. We work with surrounding counties as well as out of state agencies to make this happen.  We would love for you to be part of our story and learn what rescue and adoption is all about by giving one of these great pets a new home.

Upcoming Events

Support the low cost/no cost spay neuter of york county. 

We are overwhelmed with excitement to announce our first ever 5K fundraiser! The fundraiser is a collaborative effort between Every Life Matters Animal Rescue, Project Safe Pet, and Halfway There Rescue. The proceeds from this event will be used to fund York County’s free spay/neuter program. Currently, our free program prevents thousands of animals from reproducing each year, and with your help, we can help even more animals in 2019!  Make sure to like our Race to Rescue 5K page to stay up to date! More info to come for volunteers, sponsors, & vendors.
Click the link below to register.


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Rambo was found by one of our board members; real estate agent, Casey Lawrence. She got lost showing a piece of property and came across Rambo. He was found in the middle of the woods around dead carcasses. Rambo seems to probably have been a bait dog and dumped and left to die. Rambo was treated by Baxter Veterinary Clinic and Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency. We are so grateful for these two amazing veterinary offices and the care and love they provided. Rambo is the happiest and lovable dog you could meet. Rambo has LOVED people from day 1 and is a true ambassador for his breed. Rambo is now living in a home with his 2 furry brothers and his parents. 
If you would like to make a donation for Rambo you can call CARE at 704.457.6200 or if you would like to send cards or a care package you can call Baxter Vet at 803.547.8387 or click on the following link. 
Thank you for all your support!! 
Please continue to check for updates on our facebook page for Rambo.

Animal lover Rose Chmielewski, 23, has rescued countless stray pets in her lifetime and recently founded Every Life Matters Animal Rescue. She hopes to win the Strawberry Pageant crown to bring awareness to the plight of shelter pets. Chmielewski rescued and is currently fostering Duncan, left, a German Shepard with heartworm disease, and Duffy, a terrier Dachshund mix. 
Every Life Matters Animal Rescue’s goal is to pull at risk dogs from unfavorable conditions and crowded shelters where they risk the chance of euthanasia and find loving, temporary homes with foster parents committed to caring for these unwanted pets.
  Our ultimate goal is to educate area communities on how they can prevent this senseless cycle by spaying/neutering pets and learning about the commitment and care required to treat our furry friends as pets instead of things.