Mission: Help pet owners maintain and keep their pets responsibly. Whether they are having financial difficulties or health issues or housing challenges - pets and their human families should stay together if at all possible. This results in less abandoned and owner surrendered pets in shelters (often destined to be destroyed); healthier and happier pets and their families. Provide resources for the community and work with rescues and shelters, including (but not limited to): educational podcasts; Whole Earth Pets Directory of resources; facilitating and training for Fosters and volunteers; joint fundraising events and opportunities. Create jobs within our community that reflect our mission and values.
Target demographics: provide services, resources to help keep pets with their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 34 dogs in Big Red's Buddies; 30 dogs of the homeless; 2 feral cat colonies; and dozens of homeless individuals
Geographic areas served: Kern County, CA
Programs: Big Red's Buddies - helping the elderly, frail, chronically ill, and financially challenged with pet care services; Rody's Pals - helping homeless pet parents and their pets; Whole Earth Pets Directory - a listing of pet related businesses, non profits and services in the area; Whole Earth Pets & People Residential Sanctuaries - an initiative to provide housing for the homeless with pets.
I met a couple of members of this group at one of their fundraising yard sales and found them to be such lovely people. They have assisted my aging feral/stray cats with food. They are so very appreciated! Most of my kitties are older ones that were left by families who moved out of their homes and are now living their retirement years with me. The food donations make it so I can spend on the kitties vet care etc... as they are aging and many have dental issues. Thank you so much WEP!!!!