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Northstarrescue.org is owned by North Star Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based in the California Bay Area. The purpose of our website is to provide care information and resources for owners of pet rodents and rabbits, as well as to provide updated information on the operations of North Star Rescue including upcoming events and animals available for adoption.
Use of Our Materials on Other Sites
Non-commercial entities, such as individuals or other non-profit organizations, are welcome to distribute or reproduce our content as long as acknowledgement is made to state that the content is from NorthStarRescue.org and a link is provided to the original source. We ask that you not modify our content from it's original form by drawing excerpts from the content or modifying it without obtaining written consent from us first. Commercial entities are welcome to contact us if they are interested in distributing our material so we can discuss the possibility. Please be sure that you don't suggest that your reproduction of our content implies that you, your organization or other associated party is endorsed by the rescue without our express written consent. If you wish to reproduce a portion of our content without reproducing an entire article, please contact us, as we want to make sure that nothing vital is lost in translation.
Our Use of Your Information
There are several places on our website where you may be asked to provide your personal information, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. This information is never sold to third parties or used for marketing purposes, we use your information solely with your consent to contact you in order to best assist you with adoptions or placement assistance requests. We may provide your information to third parties for the purpose of assisting you with an adoption request or in placing an animal, but will only provide your information to other rescue agencies or shelters if we think they would be of benefit to you and will never give your information to anyone who will solicit you to sell you a product or a service other than the specific service you have requested from us.
Limited Liability for Content
We provide advice and information intended to assist the average small pet owner, but we ask that you use common sense and consult a professional whenever you have reason to believe you need serious help. While we will provide reference materials to help you better understand small animal care, medical issues, or behavioral issues, this is no replacement for the help of a real professional who works with the species of animal you own being able to meet you and your animal in person to assist you. We want to offer you helpful information based on our years of research and experience with small animals so that you can make educated decisions regarding the health and wellbeing of your pets, but we encourage you never to rely on a single source of information and do your due dilligence to make sure you are getting the best understanding of your pet's needs.
Advertising on NorthStarRescue.org
We've tried hard to keep advertising to a minimum on NorthStarRescue.org, and we only participate in advertising for products that we would recommend. You'll never see ads for products that we don't feel are safe options for your pets here. North Star Rescue and it's directors may accept free products or samples for the purpose of testing and reviewing them for our website, but we do not allow any contributions to influence our reviews in any way and provide unbiased product reviews where they appear.
Lauren Paul, our webmaster, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. You will find links dispersed in some of our articles to our favorite products that will direct you to where you can purchase them on Amazon, as well as links to other merchants who are not affilate service providers, if we feel these are products we would recommend to pet owners.