At Faith’s Hope, we have high hopes indeed.
HOPE that someday every homeless dog, cat, puppy and kitten will have a loving family.
HOPE that someday there will be no more puppy mills and no more feral cat colonies.
HOPE that someday companion animals will not be sold in stores;
no living being should ever be considered “merchandise.”
HOPE that all children will grow up with the love of a pet and learn
compassion for ALL life.
Faith’s Hope focuses on some of the more difficult
rescues, primarily dogs that have significant medical problems.
Many would say they are unrealistic hopes. But when you are faced with the reality that
millions of companion animals are destroyed each and
every year simply because they are no longer wanted,
our goals must be set high. Getting there will be
difficult and it will require a great deal of hard
work, persistence, faith, and above all
. . . hope.
Faith’s Hope is a vision of a better future for our
companion animals. It is more than a rescue. You don’t
have to be involved in animal rescue for long to
understand its mantra: “you just can’t save them all.”
While we continue to save as many as we can, we as a
society and as animal welfare advocates must find a way
to decrease the number of companion animals that NEED
to be saved. We must continue to ask ourselves why
there are millions of unwanted pets. And we must find a
way to help people make wiser decisions about pet
So, although Faith’s Hope will continue to help some
individual dogs find a better life through its unique
rescue efforts, it will also focus on the ‘big picture’
through education and advocacy.
My rescue efforts will continue to focus on those cases
that seem hopeless, cases that more traditional rescues
would not take on for a number of reasons. Maybe they
are too old or too sick or just the “wrong” breed. Or
maybe they are those unfortunate souls that have been
abandoned by their human long ago and find themselves
living apart from human society. Cases such as Holly
and Suki. Cases like Cisco. Cases like Yoshi. Cases
like Bart. My focus will not be on the numbers. It is a
hopeless task to try to “save them all.” My focus will
be on helping some very special creatures, making sure
they get healthy and making sure the rest of their days
are spent in the company of a loving and caring family.
On another front, my efforts will focus on educating
people about pet ownership —to help them understand
that the decision to bring a companion animal into
their life is an important one, and should be made with
careful thought. Becoming a responsible pet owner
requires a great deal of effort, commitment and above
all, love. With better information and guidance, more
people will be able to make decisions regarding pet
ownership that will lead to happy endings. That’s what
Faith’s Hope is all about.
Won’t you join me in making this vision a reality?