Rescue Spotlight: Nebraska Border Collie Rescue

Our rescue spotlight today is on Nebraska Border Collie Rescue, Inc. . This outstanding Border Collie rescue has been saving dogs since 1999, and they have generously offered their time to help in the creation of Up For Pups’ best practices manual.

Mission: Nebraska Border Collie Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to serving the immediate needs of Border Collies and Border Collie mixes in danger of harm or euthanasia, as well as educating the public to reduce the need for rescue in the future.

  • Date founded: Spring 1999
  • Types of animals you take in: Border Collies and Border Collie x
  • Size of Rescue (Small=less than 50 animals, Mid=51-200 animals, Large=201+ animals): Mid
  • Your Name: Karen Battreall
  • Your position in the rescue: President
  • How long you’ve been with the rescue: 11 years
  • What you like best about animal rescue: Seeing a great dog go to a great family
  • What you think is hardest about animal rescue: Making the decision to euthanize
  • Share one quick story about a rescue experience: We had a very intelligent, energetic Border Collie that we felt would be hard to place.  She found a home but was returned because of her extreme intelligence and energy.  A second home was found with a retired rancher.  He reported to us that his wife suffered from a debilitating disease and hadn’t smiled in over a year.   Maggie had made his wife not only smile but laugh.  They went for walks around the ranch together and had become constant companions.