After several years of volunteering and fostering for other rescues, Tish Mayo wanted to do more. One night while scrolling around on Facebook, she found her inspiration. There it was, a small grey pitbull puppy being sold in an undesirable location. Worried the puppy would end up in the wrong hands, Tish and a few others made a plan and saved this one puppy whom Tish began fostering. The team provided medical care and found her a home. Bella was her name. The team was able to save 2 more puppies from the same litter and from that moment the dream started! A Facebook volunteer page was created and the team became warriors to the defenseless animals of Delaware County and Philadelphia. It was never in Tish’s mind to start a rescue, but she did and Rags 2 Riches Animal Rescue was born.
After about a year of street rescuing, the team hired a lawyer and became incorporated and a 501c3 nonprofit. Through several years of upholding a great reputation and sticking to our high standards and morals, R2R grew into one of the strongest rescues in Delaware County. We have expanded into saving animals from all across the globe. In 2018, the adoption center was opened. The first year was a lot of trial and error, but the team learned and grew from their mistakes. Now with a successful adoption center called The Mission, the team plans to open many other boutique style adoption centers. Tish truly believes that it is the hard work and support of the volunteers that keeps our mission alive and growing stronger each day.
Our Mission is provide a safe haven for neglected, abandoned or abused animals and promote compassionate and humane treatment for all.