our beloved office dog, and unofficial kpi design assistant and mascot, bob, passed away this week. we will greatly miss his little barks, sweet smile, and gentle soul. although we are deeply saddened by this loss of our dear friend and companion, we wanted to turn our sadness into something that could potentially help other dogs. although bob was adored and given everything that he could ever want or need, not all dogs are as lucky.
thousands of neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs can be found in los angeles (or any city) on any given day, either in the shelter system hoping for a second chance, wandering the streets trying to stay alive, or in the hands of owners who don’t love and care for their pets as they should. the task of trying to save these dear angels falls squarely upon the shoulders of rescue organizations who try desperately to help as many of these poor souls as possible. there aren’t enough rescues to save them all, however, we do everything we can to help support them continue the wonderful work that they do on a daily basis.
from needing fosters homes, to funds for vetting, food and shelter for these dogs, they need assistance. we urge you to take the time to visit some of our favorite animal rescue organizations websites, (or any reputable rescue organizations site), and become familiar with their cause and mission. you can donate if you would like, or even consider opening your home to one of these pups who want nothing more than a home to call their own.
bob was such a big part of our team, he will be forever missed.
1. best friends animal society
“nearly 30 years ago, when best friends helped launch and pioneer the no-kill movement, over 17 million homeless pets were dying in our nation’s shelters. today, that number is down to around 4 million unnecessary deaths annually – that is tremendous progress, but best friends is committed to reducing that number to zero. it’s a mission that we call no more homeless pets. by partnering with local governments, grassroots organizations and passionate individuals, we are making big strides toward ending the unnecessary killing of shelter pets in the united states.” (source)
2. leave no paws behind
“leave no paws behind is a 501 (c) 3 non profit corporation governed by the laws of the state of california. we are an all breed rescue, specializing in seniors and pets with special needs. when possible we step up, most times in the “11th” hour when all hope is gone, to help save the lives of those that are in most danger of being left behind to die on a cold shelter floor. lnpb provides hospice care, comfort, love and a safe haven for the terminally ill and the hard core cases and we try to assure that no senior animal is left to die alone wondering” (source)
3. pug nation rescue of los angeles
“PUG NATION rescue of los angeles is a non profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, displaced and abused pugs, giving them a second chance in a loving and caring “forever” home. we’re all volunteers who donate our time to make a difference in the pug world. It’s a constant financial struggle so your donations are most appreciated.” (source)