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Mike Maddock, General Manager
2011-04-08 / Pets

What is SQ Rescue?


Angel, one of SQ Rescue’s rescued dogs Angel, one of SQ Rescue’s rescued dogs SQ Rescue is located in Columbia SC. Mary and her husband, Bill Escue decided to spend their retirement, and much of their income, rescuing dogs off highways, abandoned in the woods, and from abusive homes. Whether starving, burned, or abandoned, Mary and Bill work tirelessly to find homes for these precious dogs.

SQ Rescue is a charitable organization that has been in operation since 1980 under the direction of Mary Key Escue. She works with each rescue, taking them to the vet, and arranging foster homes. SQ Rescue does not put any animals to sleep. If a surgery is needed, they follow through with their team of specialists in Columbia to include an Ophthalmologist, Orthopedist, Dermatologist, and Internist. This can put a great strain on a small rescue, but Escue seems to always pull each needy animal through and find them a forever home.

The adoption fee for most dogs is $150 to $200 which includes spay/neuter, up to date on all veterinarian care and shots and are microchipped prior to adoption. sqrescue@sqrescue.net or (803) 467-2197 between 8 am and 6 pm.

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