We have an opportunity!

USA Today and the Gannett Foundation’s “A Community Thrives” Grant Program wants nonprofits to be eligible for a portion of $2M in grants.

The goal you can help us reach! 

We NEED to raise $6,000 between now and July 31 at 4pm Central in order to be eligible for some of that grant money that will help us keep pets at home with their families and out of shelters through our PASS program. (REALLY important right now because the shelters are beyond capacity and too many animals are losing their lives.) 

We have $4,500 in Matching Funds!

Some wonderful supporters have committed funds to allow you to double your impact! The Kaminskis, Carol and Jim, and Mac (a former stray from Machu Picchu – shown here) will make their donations once you’ve made your donation. They all want to make sure that wonderful pets don’t

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Neighborhood org Dallas Pets Alive! helps dogs find foster and forever families



Five months ago, Shelby Sue was a scrawny, starving mutt lying in an alleyway. She’d contracted heart worms and been hit by a car, leaving her with huge scabs and scars all over her body, and leaving her without the energy to walk. It was in the alley that Dallas Animal Services found her. 

With the shelter’s space often hitting critical status since the beginning of COVID, Dallas Pets Alive! Founder and Executive Director Leslie Sans picked up the dog herself to foster until she could find a permanent home. Now, Shelby Sue is 40 pounds heavier and happily looking for her forever family. 

“We had to try everything to give her that second chance because no animal should die in that state,” Sans says. “And that’s DPA. We save the ones that are on their very last notes and their last chance, and Shelby Sue is a shining example

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Foster families desperately wanted soon after distemper outbreak at Maricopa County Animal Care and Regulate shelter

PHOENIX — It is a dire scenario at the Maricopa County Animal Treatment and Regulate shelter where several structures are locked down just after an outbreak of distemper.

One animal advocate, who asked for anonymity, described it as the “best storm” with the pandemic, Fourth of July holiday break, and an by now overcrowded shelter that is small on manpower.

Distemper is a virus that leads to neurological seizures in animals. It is just one of the most major health conditions your pet can get, but also one particular of the most preventable as there is a vaccine for it.

Shelter spokeswoman Monica Gery states the county has locked down three and a 50 percent kennel structures at the West shelter. Only kennel employees are allowed in all those parts to clean up and feed the animals.

Those people likely in have to use distinctive protective equipment ahead of moving

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