We all experience defining moments in our lives. Events such as marriage, kids, losing loved ones, career changes can all shape who we are, often on profound levels. This week's guest, Heather Owen, says her experience of watching heartbroken families surrender pets was a defining moment for her - when she realized she could offer assistance to keep those pets with their loving families.
Heather is the executive director of One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue in Chicago. They recently announced the launch of a new Pet Mutual Aid project. This growing collection of programs ranges from intake diversion to pet food pantries, no-cost vet care, all the way to offering a place to stay for those transitioning out of homelessness.
There are no invasive questions, no judgments. Just community-centered support for people and their pets with what they need, when they need it.