2017 Counter

Number of dogs rescued: 32

as of 7/15/17

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About Us

The Empty Shelter Project (ESP) was founded in 2011 by Rachel Gilbert. ESP is a small foster-based rescue whose goal is to save homeless animals and place them in loving homes.

We believe that no animal should ever have to deal with the abandonment of being left at an animal shelter, and certainly no animal should ever be euthanized merely because of the lack of space. Every animal shelter should be an empty one. We take in many animals from shelters in danger of being put to sleep and animals on their way to animal shelters.