Happily Furever After Rescue is a 501(c)(3), no kill foster based organization located in Connecticut. Founded in early 2020, they rescue dogs and cats locally and from kill shelters. Many of the animals they save have been abandoned, abused, lost, or neglected and are truly given a second "leash on life." Happily Furever After Rescue is all about "making dreams come true, four paws at a time..."
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Jaclyn Gartner (pictured) has always had a love for animals and a passion for helping those in need. Her life changed the day she rescued her dog, Tyler. After Tyler was in a shelter for nearly three years, she realized she had to do something to help other animals like him. He was the dog no one wanted - adopted and returned multiple times. Jaclyn was the one person who never gave up on him and he is the main inspiration behind why she started Happily Furever After Rescue. Prior to 2020, Jaclyn was volunteering at her local shelter, where she is still at today.
Sadly Jaclyn lost Tyler to aggressive bone cancer in December 2021, at the early age of seven years old. While he's no longer on earth, Tyler still inspires Jaclyn each and every day and left a legacy on the world. You can learn more about Tyler's story here.
In addition to running the rescue herself, Jaclyn also helps to foster dogs and cats in need. A Long Island native, she currently lives in Bethel, CT with her kitty, Zoey, and two HFAR "foster fails," Mama, a senior pittie, and Bennett, a rambunctious wild child.