How To Deal With The Uninformed

February 3rd, 2017|

We have all seen it… The animal rescue community engaging in a 40 plus comment feed of someone who posted that they accidently let their unfixed pet have a cute litter… It’s pretty much the type of post that brings out an inner Satan of anger in every good animal person, and fuels a wildfire [...]

Day 3: Brisbane’s Animal Rescue Units

January 31st, 2017|

I have just completed my training to assist with RSPCA Queensland’s Animal Rescue Units. The program is intense and very dedicated to helping injured, sick and trapped animals all the way from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast. The process involves a variety of people and different departments within the shelter, and although it [...]

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 [...]