Once again, I'm participating virtually in "Strut Your Mutt" on behalf of the East Orange Animal Alliance, an organization I co-founded in November of 2019 to provide resources that enable the City of East Orange, NJ to most effectively care for its at-risk animals and support the people who are dedicated to them.
A lot has changed since we began this small but mighty nonprofit, but one thing has never changed: an unwavering commitment to keep dogs and cats out of the East Orange Animal Shelter and in homes. Our work has shifted in large part to community support (supplying a weekly pet food bank, providing much-needed veterinary and behavior support to pet owners, helping to feed the city's community cat population, etc.) on top of the shelter networking work we've always done.
This past April, I relocated to California. I've stayed engaged with the Alliance from across the country, and have been so proud of the work that the group has continued to do. Come November, I will be stepping down as the Alliance's President (although will remain engaged as a consultant whenever I'm needed!) so that I can continue my volunteer rescue work in my new community.
So, this Strut Your Mutt is my "Swan Song" for the Alliance. Please help me go out with a bang by donating to the organization's incredible work. Thank you!