Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA --Joe and his wife, Leslie, treat their two dogs, Drake and Lucy, like children. The couple, now in their 60’s, never had kids of their own, but their home has never been without love thanks to the affection they received from their often-misunderstood dogs.
When his little boy Drake got an eye infection that would not go away, Joe became concerned.
“No one wants to see their pets sick,” Joe said. “I know they would be there for me no matter what, and I would do anything to protect them.”
But, as Joe will admit, with the ever-increasing cost of living in Los Angeles, it’s not always easy to take care of your beloved companion animals. Joe did not know where to turn.
“The city has changed,” he says. “Everything is so expensive – it’s a struggle just to stay above water.”