PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Even though money can't buy happiness, it can make a difference, especially when it comes to expanding an animal rescue.
Staff at Lost Our Home Pet Rescue prides themselves on above-and-beyond care for all creatures great and small. While they provide for cats and dogs, their services also include helping humans during times of turmoil and transition.
"A woman had suffered domestic violence and she had a safe place to stay for herself, but her sister's dog did not like her two boxers and those are apart of her family," Gina Page said. "It's especially important when someone's going through a crisis that they remain with their loved ones and that includes their pets."
Lost Our Home was about to provide temporary care, adding that the care of pets through trauma is critical.
"And the moment she was able to pick the dogs up, it was beautiful, it was lovely to see the reunion between the dogs and their mom," Page said.
As of now, the rescue provides emergency treatment, a children's reading program, a free-roaming cat "country club," and so much more. That's why they're asking the public to help raise funds to make their remodel possible.
"Little rooms that are enclosed outdoor areas," Jodi Polanski said.
With the addition, they'll also be able to double their adoption capacity.
"The idea is that people walk in and they see it not as a shelter, but as a nice, friendly, loving neighborhood with dogs to choose from," Polanski said. "We want them to come here and fall in love."
In hopes that someone will fall in love with a furry friend like Scooter!