About and Contact

Neshama Animal Rescue is an all volunteer independent, 501 (c)(3) animal welfare and education organization. Our mission is to promote the rescue and adoption of companion animals, with a focus on senior and special needs pets. We believe every soul has intrinsic value and we seek to help communities see that value to create a kinder world. Our goals are to rescue animals from shelters, place them in loving foster homes, and adopt them out to forever homes, as well as strengthen our communities’ education, laws and regulations regarding animal overpopulation and care.

“Neshama” means “soul” in Hebrew - our goal is to do soulful work and save as many souls as possible.  Neshama Animal Rescue was founded in December 2019.

Please consider making a donation to support our work.

Neshama Animal Rescue is a tax-exempt North Carolina Non-Profit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN  84-3962686. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Who We Are

Anne Teicher
Co-Founder and President

Anne's first word was "doggie" and she hasn't stopped obsessing over dogs ever since. Anne has been volunteering for animal rescues as a foster home and transporter for over 15 years, starting during her time at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Seeking to blend her love of animals and theology, she and her husband decided to form Neshama after the death of her beloved rescue companion Cairn Terrier, Ari. After years of seeing human owners surrender their senior or special needs animals, Anne and Zach decided to make this the focus of Neshama's rescue efforts.

Zach Teicher
Co-Founder and Secretary/Treasurer

Zach has been volunteering in the rescue community for over 15 years including fostering over 500 animals over the years with his wife Anne. When he isn't scooping litter or buying cat/dog food, Zach enjoys chilling out with their rescue menagerie. A Project Manager by trade, Zach is excited to help co-found Neshama and help rescue more animals in need.

Chandra Artman
Board Member

Lifetime dog lover and desire to help the neglected and abused. Chandra is honored to jump in the trenches with Zach and Anne to serve the least of these. She is also learning more about cats!!  

Contact Us


7800 Falls of Neuse Road, #98463

Raleigh, North Carolina 27615