How to Create a Pet Anxiety Kit

December 8th, 2016|

To make living possible in a new country where we have not yet found jobs, we decided to pet sit, in trade, for free accommodation. Our first roommate is Karma, a dog that shows alarmingly similar characteristics that I find in myself. We’re both a little needy, love to cuddle, get excited about outings and [...]

Free Spay and Neuter Clinic for Pets of the Homeless

November 24th, 2016|

Right before moving to the other side of the world, a group of us decided that it would be a wonderful idea to try and pull off a no cost spay and neuter clinic for pets of the homeless population, in one month… Yes, we are an ambitious group, sometimes too ambitious. Demi’s Animal Rescue [...]

First Lesson on Seeing Things from the Outside

November 23rd, 2016|

Every person that is involved in non-profit work knows one thing… There are never enough people willing to help push your organization further, and accomplish your mission. My plan when I arrived in Australia was to get involved with rescues, sanctuaries, or other nonprofits I cared about. The plan is to learn from them and [...]

Cane Toads

November 19th, 2016|

Living in a brand new country that is known for it’s wild life… dangerous and poisonous wildlife, is something that takes some adjusting. Although we haven’t seen much yet, we have seen a variety of new birds, lizards, and the Cane Toad… Upon arriving to our first sit, we were warned about a large poisonous [...]

I Made It!

October 31st, 2016|

October 31st, 2016 Well, I finally made it. After a week in Los Angeles visiting friends, over 16 hours on an airplane, getting sick and getting an ear infection, I FINALLY am starting to settle in here in Brisbane, Australia. Now it’s time to start learning about the shelter systems, programs, laws and other beneficial [...]

An Exciting Update…

August 19th, 2016|

This post is extremely emotional for me to write for many reasons, but I feel it is important to give all of our supporters thorough updates on what is going on... On October 18th, 2016 I will be moving out of the country to Australia. I will be there about the length of my working [...]

The Little Kitten That Could

February 6th, 2016|

Zephyr was saved from a high-kill shelter in Roswell, NM just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized. This beautiful 6 month old kitty got his 2nd chance at life! He arrived at Demi’s Animal Rescue covered in fleas – but otherwise seemingly healthy and a total sweetheart. Just about a week after he [...]

Don’t Kill Time… It’s Far Too Precious

January 29th, 2016|

The saying, “I’m just killing time” has been bothering me lately… I am guilty of saying it, thinking it, or actually committing the crime just as much as anybody else. It is a horrible thing though, really. It is my birthday today. It forces me to look back on how far I have come as [...]

Are Difficult Adoption Processes Helping?

January 22nd, 2016|

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and found and interesting article. It spoke of a woman who was denied an adoption. Nothing too earth shattering, until I found out who she was. Liz Baker, the current executive director for Greatergood.org. Her resume is polished with some of the most esteemed animal organizations and [...]

Finding Nemo

January 17th, 2016|

Nemo was just a kitten whose condition reflected neglect and malnutrition when I first saw her. I met Nemo in Antonito, Colorado, which is home to a population of stray cats and dogs, and is also the reason I went to volunteer at their community spay and neuter clinic. When I brought her home to Demi’s [...]