Causes and Organizations We Support
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Here are some of the many organizations we support. We hope you will learn more about them and help them continue their good works.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
We enhance care and support - The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. We are here to help.
We advance research - As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Visit our online Research Center.
We advocate - The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer's a national priority. Join our cause.
The Autism Society is a network of members and supporters dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by autism and their families. We support you by deliver services and education through our growing network and community.
We hope you will suggest the Autism Society to your friends! You can also visit us at www.autism-society.org; www.twitter.com/autismsociety or contact our information and referral service at 1-800-3AUTISM or www.autismsource.org.
The mission of Best Friends is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by demonstrating and promoting exemplary animal care and building community programs and partnerships.
While the number of dogs and cats being killed in shelters has been reduced significantly since Best Friends began its work 27 years ago—there is still much more work to do. The next phase of the No More Homeless Pets mission will be to bring the number down to essentially zero. But getting there will take innovative efforts from within the animal welfare world and more importantly, the commitment and dedication of everyone who has a pet or cares about animals. By supporting our mission, you're helping to save the lives of millions of homeless pets. Visit us at http://bestfriends.org/
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center partners with the The Big Apple Circus Clown CareSM program to enhance the emotional and social well-being of your child and family by providing the comic relief so often needed during a hospital stay. Working in close association with Child Life specialists, the clowns interact with clinical and hospital staff to relieve each child's sadness, anxiety, isolation, and even pain, by diverting his or her attention during medical procedures. A community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus, the clowns visit children throughout the Children's Center, from the pediatric emergency room to pre- and post-op surgery suites and outpatient clinics, three days a week.
Learn more about the services and resources available to help you and your child have a positive experience at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
buildOn's Service learning programs engage students in challenging urban areas and show them the limitless power they can achieve through community action. In each of these programs, youth contribute intensive local service – helping the homeless, seniors and children in their communities – to confront urban struggles with passion and optimism.
We believe community service and education are vital to ending extreme poverty in the developing world – and here at home. Our U.S. service learning programs focus on three core activities: Issues Education, Community Service and Building Schools.Find out more at http://www.buildon.org/
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wild cat sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Carolina Tiger Rescue provides lifelong sanctuary to 70+ wildcats and offers educational tours and field trips to thousands of visitors each year at their 55 acre facility in Pittsboro, NC.
For more information, visit http://carolinatigerrescue.org/
More than half the world's kids live in poverty — that's a big problem. But to put it in perspective, we could give every child in the world an education for $39 billion — $17 billion LESS than Americans spend every year on their PETS. So, yeah! We CAN make a difference! To help in the movement to eradicate poverty, Children International invests in child-development programs as the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty. Our unique, global approach provides kids with three essential elements:
• A team of caring people who inspire, encourage and support them: local doctors, dentists, coaches and caring staff who really know our kids, plus a remarkable group of committed volunteers (8,000+ worldwide!) and 300,000 supporters!
• A safe place: 75+ community centers located where our kids live — true oases of hope with clean, uplifting spaces that include medical offices, libraries, computer labs, tutoring areas, meeting spaces and playgrounds. Our centers are unique because few organizations become such integral parts of their communities, allowing the kids and their families to truly own their transformations.
• A path out of poverty that addresses the issues of health education, empowerment and employment through country-relevant and age-specific programs and services:
Want to be a part of this movement? Let's DO this! Learn more at our website: children.org.
Cleveland Clinic's locally-based hospitals, family health facilities and specialty centers are working together to provide better care for our communities.
For more information, visit us at http://cle.clinic/1OpRYWK
The Friendship Circle is based on the Biblical commandment of V'Ahavta L'Reacha Kamocha, "to love your fellow as yourself.",
The Friendship Circle carries out that concept in life-changing ways by: 1) Engaging children and teens with special needs through a full range of experiences. 2) Supporting parents and members with much needed respite and support. 3) Enriching, inspiring and motivating teens to share their time and talents with others. 4) And connecting teen volunteers, children with special needs, and their families to theJewish community through educational and social opportunities.
By fulfilling its mission, the Friendship Circle is helping to build a better world for children with special needs, one good deed at a time. Visit us at http://www.FriendshipCT.com/
To celebrate and nurture life in our local community before, during and after a breast cancer diagnosis by providing education, access to wellness resources and support programs to all those touched by cancer. Motivated by hearts, our organization will be a steward and local haven of life for those touched by cancer.
Stop by our office or call 401-861-HERO (4376) today. firstname.lastname@example.org
Guiding Eyes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides superbly bred and trained guide dogs to men and women who are blind or visually impaired. All Guiding Eyes dogs expand horizons for people to achieve life's goals.
All services are offered free of charge to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Guiding Eyes is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission. Our Headquarters and Training Center is located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and our Canine Development Center is in Patterson, N.Y. - Visit us at https://www.guidingeyes.org
With an emphasis on Veterans, we provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life. Established in 1998, Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute,Inc. (ABRI), doing business as Homes for the Brave, is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. ABRI currently operates two programs and will soon open a third. These programs are Homes for the Brave, the Waldorf Supportive Housing Program, and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes.
ABRI/Homes for the Brave offers transitional housing, case management, life skills training, vocational education and training, job placement, financial literacy, and independent housing assistance. http://www.homesforthebrave.org/
Honor Flight Network's mission is to transport America's veterans to Washington, DC free of charge to visit those War and Service memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices.
The Honor Flight Network's mission remains the same: honor America's Veterans by transporting them to Washington, DC to see THEIR memorials honoring their service and the ultimate sacrifices of their friends. Based on recent statistics, we are losing World War II Veterans at the rate of approximately 1,000 per day. HFN will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our senior heroes travel absolutely free to Washington, DC.
Visit us at http://www.honorflight.org/
Humane Society International (HSI) embodies the international programs of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1954 with a constituency of more than eleven million people. Humane Society International oversees and coordinates the work of The HSUS abroad, addressing animal issues that cross many borders and impact millions of animals worldwide.
Celebrating animals, confronting cruelty worldwideThis is the official fan page of Humane Society International, the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States. http://www.hsi.org
"Educate a Woman... Educate a Family"
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Find out more at http://www.mercylearningcenter.org
The Mr. Mo Project is run by Chris and Mariesa Hughes and is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit group responsible for saving countless shelter dogs since 2011. Together they fight to save senior shelter dogs nationwide, to honor of the life of their late and beloved senior dog, Mr. Mo.
With generous donations from Team Mo Sponsors, and the amazing Mr. Mo dog rescue community: all program dogs enjoy veterinarian medical bill assistance for the duration of their life, including free transportation to one of our generous foster homes, and other great benefits.
Please continue to direct all requests for help to Gremlin's Facebook page or the email@example.com email. Foster applications can be found on the website www.mrmoproject.com
The National Down Syndrome Society is an American organization that offers support to people with Down syndrome, their families, friends, teachers, and coworkers, and educates the general public about Down syndrome. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
To learn more, visit: https://secure.ndss.org/en/About-NDSS/Newsroom/Rec...
Think Kindly. Act Boldly.
Our mission is to promote kindness as a guiding principle of humanity. Newtown Kindness is committed to fostering compassion in children and inspiring life-long contributors to society. The organization aims to facilitate acts of kindness within communities as well as raise awareness of kindness through education, sharing and recognition.
Click 'About' below for details. http://newtownkindness.org -- http://instagram.com/newtownkindness
We encourage and facilitate kindness!
We believe that when a soldier gives his life in defense of our great nation, the least that we can do is pledge to honor that sacrifice and care for his children. This is the heart behind Operation 300, a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization which hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service and seeks to honor the families of the fallen.
In honor of SOC Aaron C Vaughn - Operation 300 is a registered501(c)3 non-profit foundation designed to create a week-long adventure experience for children who lost their fathers as a result of service to our country. www.operation300.com
The mission of Pilots N Paws is to provide a user-friendly website communication venue between those that rescue, shelter, and foster animals and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of these animals. Founded in February of 2008, Pilots N Paws continues to make a difference in the lives of innocent animals.
We have flown thousands of rescue animals, military working dogs, service dogs, and dogs soldiers have adopted from war zones to safe havens provided by rescues and families. We encourage everyone to please alter your pets and become responsible pet owners. Together we are making a difference and will continue to do so as long as this need exists. To find out how you can help, please visit pilotsnpaws.org.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to assisting mobility limited Veterans by remodeling or building new housing. Quality of life is important for severely wounded Veterans who have life changing injuries. None should be desperate within their own homes. http://www.purplehearthomesusa.org/
Founded by two Combat Wounded Veterans, Dale Beatty and John Gallina, who are STILL on a mission to care for other service connected disabled Veterans by providing housing solutions either through rehab or remodeling of current housing or acquiring new housing to ensure safe, barrier-free living for Veterans with disabilities and the loved ones who care for them.
A mission to turn leftovers into meals for those in need. Many restaurants and organizations, such as Starbucks and Panera, are working to ensure less families go hungry. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a non-profit organization that donates leftover food from restaurants, universities, farmers markets to homeless shelters. http://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, originally based in New York, has a branch in the mid-Hudson valley. 1/4 of households in Poughkeepsie is food insecure, but 40% of food produced in the States is thrown away to landfills. The organization aims to rescue food(of all kinds, and all amounts) that would be otherwise wasted, and deliver it to those who are in need. Anyone can be part of the work that RLC does. You can donate funds, donate food, donate your time as a volunteer or as a driver. You can also help with community outreach, publicity, and many other ways!
The Road Recovery Foundation is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by Gene Bowen and Jack Bookbinder. ROAD RECOVERY is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, resources and knowledge. With support from the mental health field, ROAD RECOVERY provides hands-on mentorshiptraining, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and "all access" to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events. ROAD RECOVERY empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.
Road Recovery works closely with a variety of New York's respected residential treatment centers & facilities, sober living facilities, and foster care agencies to service over 50,000 children since 1998! For more information visit our website at www.roadrecovery.org
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes. Our youth leaders, representing more than 850 Girl Up Clubs in 66 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue located in Sandstone, MN. TWS is funded solely on private donations. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, trade, sell or exhibit animals
You can help end the captive wildlife crisis and keep the wild in your heart, not your home. Making donations supports us in our mission of rescuing wild cats in need, providing a safe and natural environment for our residents, and educating the public on appropriate pets. Our wish list can be found at http://amzn.com/w/1MICD0XWOY7F7. We offer a sponsorship program where you can support any resident at TWS and your donations go directly to providing food, veterinary care, toys, and habitats for the cats. We have a volunteer program to assist in building habitats, ground maintenance, and fundraising events. Internship opportunities are available for biology or related students. Other ways to help include not patronizing traveling zoos, especially where photos with cubs are allowed, adopting appropriate pets from your local shelter, such as domestic dogs and cats, and researching animal exhibits before attending to make sure they do not buy, breed, trade, sell or exhibit animals.
WOL was established by two-time Olympic Skier, former NFL football player and Colorado native Jeremy Bloom, with a vision to initiate a cultural change by granting Wishes to deserving seniors throughout the nation.
At WOL we believe that most seniors have one thing in their life that they have always wanted to do or experience. Through WOL and with your support, we will make those wishes come true, contributing to an American cultural change that honors and celebrates the lives of our elders. #wishconnect --- http://www.wishofalifetime.org/
Netta Jenkins, D.I. Executive Extraordinaire Featured with Marysol Castro on The Weekly Good (Episode 30)
This episode of the Weekly Good highlights an organization and an individual who demonstrate that with a little ingenuity and hard work, a negative situation can be completely flipped to a positive one.
First, the organization story. What is sadder than being stuck in the hospital on your birthday? The answer is not knowing about the Confetti Foundation! They throw birthday parties for hospitalized children and have done over 5,100 parties in 47 states. Hospital staff want to have parties for these kids but they just don't have the funding for it. That's where the Confetti Foundation steps in. Hospitals receive "party kits" for the child celebrating the birthday. The party kit is complete with a specific theme (there are dozens of themes for kids to choose from), decorations, snacks, gifts, and more. The hospital staff receives the party kit and performs the set up for the child and his or her family. Although the party is not a cure, it is a welcome distraction and a good reminder that every child deserves to be celebrated.
Watch the full story on OnlyGood TV: http://bit.ly/ConfettiFndV
Now the individual story. When Netta Jenkins was a teenager she came from school in tears one day after being the target of some racial slurs. Her Mom sat her down and gently but firmly told her, "I didn't bring you into this world to cry about things, I brought you into this world to create change." That was the "ah-ha" moment when Netta considered something she hadn't thought of before – "I have the power to create change?"
In her interview with Marysol, we follow Netta's journey from her childhood and adolescence growing up in Rhode Island and about the path she took that led her to her job at IAC Applications. She shares some poignant moments about what it was like for her growing up in the only African-American family in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, how she combatted some of the bigotry and other adversities she faced at school… and how she ultimately overcame them.
Marysol also probes Netta about her job as the Director and Head of Diversity and Inclusion for IAC Applications. She discusses the rapport she has with her boss, Tim Allen (the CEO of IAC Applications) and how she facilitates delicate situations in the workplace and ultimately provides people with solutions to create a happier, healthier work environment.
Watch the first two episodes of Netta's story on OnlyGood TV:
-(E1) - Meet Netta Jenkins: http://bit.ly/NettaDIEp1V
-(E2) - Enabling A Collaborative Corporate Culture: http://bit.ly/NettaDIEp2V
Marine Kirstie Ennis grew up with military parents and always knew she would join the Marine Corps and it was no surprise when she did at 17. She became a Helicopter Door Gunner, "...the most bad to the bone job in the Marine Corps you can possibly have."
While she was serving in Afghanistan, a mission to transport fellow Marines and supplies became a life-changer. Kirstie's copter crashed and she suffered multiple injuries, including the loss of her leg.
During her recuperation, she turned to sports for motivation and found a way to help others. She took on the challenge of climbing the 7 Summits (the highest peak on seven continents), extremely challenging for anyone, much less an amputee, and raised money for the non-profit, The Waterboys, who bring clean drinking water to communities in need. When she successfully reached the summit of Denali, the highest peak in North America, she also raised funds and awareness for the Building Homes for Heroes program.
But Kirstie isn't close to being done. Most recently, she participated in the "Pin-Ups for Vets" calendar, where she faced her loss of self-esteem due to her injuries. "Its taboo to sexy, taboo to be attractive if you're in a wheelchair, or you're in a prosthetic, or you're disabled. I was fearful. I want to be the one where people can own their differences."
Follow her journey of recovery and learn how she has regained her confidence while being a role model for others who also face these difficult circumstances.
For more information on The Waterboys, visit them at: https://waterboys.org/
Learn more about Building Homes for Heroes at: https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org/
More information on Pin-Ups for Vets can be found at: https://www.pinupsforvets.com/
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Aydian Dowling always felt out of place. He grew up attending Catholic school and eventually asked his parents to transfer him to public school where he could dress and act more naturally. He came out as a lesbian soon after. "I felt in line with being a lesbian. It was A + B = C." he remembers "I was a girl who liked other girls and that made me a lesbian."
When he was 20, Aydian still felt different and disconnected, even with other lesbians. Soon afterward he realized that he identified as a Trans man after a girl he was dating asked him if he'd ever wanted to be a boy. He searched for answers using Google and found a clip from the Maury daytime talk show where a man held up a photo of himself as a little girl and talked about how he transitioned. "That little three-minute clip was life-changing," Dowling says."My issue my whole life was not about my sexuality, it was about my gender."
With his course set, Aydian faced a pragmatic hurdle, how to pay for the expensive surgery, which was not covered by insurance. Ever resourceful, Aydian invested the $250 he had in the creation of his clothing company, Point5cc, to fund the operation. "I'm not a magician" he says "but I was able to raise the $5,900 in about 6 months."
Aydian documented his own transition on YouTube as a way to voice his thoughts, fears, and successes; as well as offer a support mechanism for others looking to transition. His YouTube channel, A Lions Fears, quickly became popular and to date, has nearly 200 videos, reaches over 71k followers, and close to 7 million views. In 2011, Aydian was chosen as one of three LGBT persons to have their stories showcased on the Emmy Nominated It Gets Better Project on MTV. Aydian was also nominated to be on the cover of Men's Health magazine and had around 40,000 votes to win the mag's annual Ultimate Guy Search, 30,000 more than that of his closest rival, according to the contest leader board. He has also appeared twice on the Ellen show to share his ongoing story.
Aydian continues his mission to help others by answering hundreds of emails a month and documenting his ongoing transition. He also travels with his wife, Jenilee Dowling, discussing "The Transitioning Relationship" which goes over tips and techniques on how to keep relationships of all kinds blossoming during the hard times of transition. Now living in Oregon, their ongoing story will be chronicled in an original OnlyGood TV series, The Creation of Us.
For more information about Aydian's Clothing Company, visit them at: http://point5cc.com/
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"I was so insecure about my body. I was a skinny, scrawny girl with a bald head and dark bags under my eyes."
At 15, this was the hole that Caly Bevier found herself in. The Chemo treatments for her ovarian cancer took away her energy, mobility, and appetite. But despite the fear from a diagnosis that gave her only a 67% chance of survival, her fighting spirit propelled her forward. She faced down the weeks of Chemo until her cancer was in remission and vowed to get her life back.
The road was long and uphill but get it back she did…and how. Soon after returning to High School in Grand Rapids, Ohio, a Facebook Post her Dad made of her singing "Fight Song" at a benefit for a fellow patient propelled her to a spot on the Ellen show. That in turn led to an audition for America's Got Talent and an amazing moment where Simon Cowell himself hit the Golden Buzzer to propel her forward.
With her love of music as a compass, Caly signed with Primary Wave, a music publishing and talent management company, and moved by herself to LA. She's now spending her days in the studio with some of the industry's top producers and writers crafting her first batch of original material. Her growing fan army, known as Team Caly are supporting her along the way. "I can't believe I'm making music, I never thought I would be able to do that. I'm definitely living a dream come true."
Caly is using her new found platform to make a difference for others who are battling this disease, most recently with the organization Stupidcancer, which specifically focuses on support for young adults. "No matter what happens with music, I will always fight for people who have cancer." Listen closely… she knows a thing or two about fighting back.
To learn more about this support organization, visit them at: http://stupidcancer.org/
Do you have something in your life you are so passionate about that you would be willing to dedicate time, money and room(s) in your living space to?
If your answer is a resounding Yes!, meet Laurence Sheinman, whose passion for Looney Tunes cartoons, and particularly Bugs Bunny, is so over the top it will have you asking, "What's up Doc?".
That rascally rabbit has always had a special pull on Laurence. "Bugs Bunny has the cool of Humphrey Bogart and a dash of Jerry Lewis vaudeville." It's that connection to a character that is at the heart of this premiere episode of the new OnlyGood TV Series, "Passions", which is all about people and their unique hobbies, skills, and obsessions.
Laurence doesn't consider himself a collector – that would put him in the company of those who poo-poo anything not in "mint-condition" – but just a guy who likes the adventure of the hunt and finding the fun things that remind him of those carefree Saturday mornings as a kid when watching the cartoon lineup was the best way to kick-off the weekend.
What started out as fun outings with his wife Jessica and infant son Adam years ago, has blossomed into a collection of over 1,000(?) items, big and small, ornamental and functional, valuable and just … unique. Jessica has adopted the curator role, and a life partner's perspective of the special things that draw and keep two people together. "Its harmless fun, and as long as he's not collecting wives, I don't really care."
Laurence dreams of one day writing a book about his special hobby if he could somehow avoid one inevitable life obstacle….downsizing.
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On this episode of the Weekly Good, host Marysol Castro speaks with the two stars of the popular and heart-tugging Music Video "You Rescued Me" produced by OnlyGood TV. These two are linked by their love of dogs and their special effort to support Rescue Dogs.
First up is Scott Whyatt, co-founder of TracysDogs, who talks about the range of emotions his wife and co-founder, Tracy, is faced with as she goes through the Brownsville Texas Animal Shelters, over-run with too many dogs, many injured and unhealthy... and without homes… and facing sure euthanization. The painful process is on display in the recently released episode of their exclusive series, A Dog's Journey Home, in which Tracy describes her emotional struggle during these shelter visits, knowing that those she does not take will be put down. Watch this powerful episode on OnlyGood TV's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/DJHE9V
In the second spot, Marysol speaks with the country singer Kris Jones, a dog lover as well, who sings in the beautiful music video about one of the dogs Tracy just rescued. His single, "You Rescued Me", tells the heartwarming story of Grace, a Yellow Lab, left all alone in the Brownsville shelter, and how her life was saved by a timely visit from Tracy and her TracysDogs team. Click to watch the full music video: http://bit.ly/YouRescuedMeShare
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You are trapped inside a barren metal cage. Little if any light ever shines. The only sounds are the cries of others, locked away, like you. There is no escape. There is no hope.
And then, one day...a light does shine, a kind voice is heard, and caring hands reach out to you. You are freed from your cage, treated with kindness, and on your way to a new, loving home.
Those caring hands belong to Tracy Whyatt. Along with her husband Scott, they have committed themselves to visiting shelters, rescuing abandoned dogs, rehabilitating them, and hand delivering them to their new, forever families. That's how their non-profit, TracysDogs, was born.
In the new, heartwarming music video "You Rescued Me", Kris Jones sings about how when all seems lost for these seemingly forgotten dogs, a knight in shining armor arrives who transforms their despair into joy. Tracy can't save all of them, but for the lucky Lab in the video, it was Tracy's big heart that gave this beautiful dog a second chance.
There is also a sense of joy for Tracy in doing what she does. "When I pick that dog up from that kennel and put him in the back of that van, I know that that dog is headed for a better life, a happy life, a life they probably would not have if we didn't come down here and do this work."
Each year, millions of dogs across the country are left homeless and face euthanasia in overcrowded shelters. To learn more about the dedicated TracysDogs team that tirelessly works to save the lives of these dogs and find them proper homes across the country, visit them at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/