Who we help
Monkey's Pack Rescue specializes in the needs of all homeless animals, but also carries a focus on seniors and medically complex cases.
Improving the life of homeless pets, four paws at a time.
Monkey's Pack Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue founded in 2016 by husband and wife team, Deb Batsie-Hernandez and Jimmy Hernandez, in memory of their beloved dog, Monkey.
Deb and Jim met at the age of 13 and attended junior high together. In 2005 their paths crossed again, and on their second date they never separated. They eventually adopted a small black chi-corgi mix named Andy whom they affectionately referred to as "Monkey".
While on a walk one day, about nine months later, Monkey alerted Deb and Jim to feline sister Emmie, who was found inside a crate in the middle of the woods on a 90 degree day. The Monkey and Emmie duo completed Deb and Jimmy's small family. But as with most animal lovers, there's always room for more, and so Deb and Jimmy added to their fur family over time.
Deb and Jim are committed to helping animals in need. In addition to working full-time jobs, they each dedicate extensive time and resources to Monkey's Pack Rescue efforts.
Volunteering can mean so many things, from medical transports, to fostering, to working adoption events. The ways you can help are unlimited.
Monkey's Pack Animal Rescue
mission & vision
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and rescue.