Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.

Your Dog’s Best Friend

“If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” That’s how Mark Twain described New England’s fickle weather patterns. For some reason, when I think back to my childhood I don’t remember such drastic change, but I do remember the rains. The thunderstorms. The hurricane watches. During …Continue Reading →

Where Love Was Against the Law

Although it was mid-summer, the sun was already almost to the horizon where I-70 hit the curve of the earth far in the western distance. I took a right off the interstate as instructed and found the unnamed, unmarked construction site that was to be our rendezvous place. Most transpor …Continue Reading →

Caring For Our Caregivers

“Do something nice for yourself tonight,” my friend Katya said. “Why?” I asked, oblivious to her reasoning. “Just trust me. Take care of yourself, okay.” I hung up the phone and packed my bag for a day of touring shelters in southern California. I was working on a presentation about s …Continue Reading →

Freedom Dogs

The brindle and white sausage-shape dog with pointy ears races across what was once the countryside of France, now scorched earth. He dodges bullets, jumps over trenches, and quickly searches foxholes, his nose leading the way. Nothing can deter him from his mission of finding the wou …Continue Reading →

From Cruelty to Compassion: One Voice That Changed a Nation

The formidable woman stood tall in front of the slight man behind the desk. She crossed her hands in front of her, and unsmiling, and questioned him. “Mr. Waln, where are the watering stations?” The man sighed, taking off his spectacles and placing them on the desk. The sound of horse …Continue Reading →