Our first tiny “shelter” was an old kennel in El Monte, California. Our dogs lived in 4×10 foot “runs” and got out for exercise twice a day. Not ideal, but better than starving to death in the forest. Since nobody wanted to adopt these “damaged” dogs, we treated them all as our own pets. Three years later we began sheltering at our SuperSanctuary. Today every two dogs has a huge yard and a stuccoed straw bale house to live and play in!
35-years ago this “kid” learned veterinary medicine from books, and he did his own fecal analysis and skin scrapings for parasites. This saved lots of donor-money that was needed to add new shelter space to save even more abandoned animals.
Today we have two fully functioning hospital buildings on site . . . exclusively for our own dogs and cats, up to 1,500 of them. And hundreds of “outpatient” medications are also given daily. Having our own hospital has saved us lots of money, but more importantly, it has saved lots of lives. We can give all our animals the care we humans would like.
Care-for-life means that we will do all we can to extend that life of these precious animals