“Loneliness is crippling,” Kevin says. “I first met Bella at one of the loneliest and darkest times in my life..."
Kevin L., 55, is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. His best friend and constant companion is a little black Chihuahua named Miss Bella. Kevin depends on her for companionship and the unconditional love that only a beloved emotional support animal can provide. She looks to him for shelter, food and affection.
When Kevin fell on hard times and could no longer take care of Bella on his own, he turned to PAWS/LA for help. The nonprofit, which has been assisting low-income pet guardians in Los Angeles since 1989, provided them with free pet food, supplies and veterinary care when they needed it most.
PAWS/LA TO LAUNCH PROGRAM FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD AND THEIR PETS
Elaine turned to PAWS/LA for help. Taking care of “special needs” animals can be extremely challenging for seniors like her who struggle to pay for their own healthcare and basic necessities. But she loves her companion animals, and she made a commitment to keep them safe and care for them. That's why she turned to PAWS/LA.
Over the weekend, PAWS/LA was featured on the iHeart Media program Community Council. Click the link or image below to listen to the full interview:
"PAWS LA is currently hosting the UnRun Challenge! The UnRun Challenge is a virtual charity event that raises funds to help low-income elderly and medically-disabled animal guardians care for their beloved pets. Instead of spending lots of money producing a traditional, large-scale charity run, the UnRun Challenge ensures that 100% of funds raised will support free services, including veterinary care, pet food and supplies to care for pets and the people who love them."
Read more: http://kiisfm.iheart.com/onair/kiis-cares-54184/community-council-paws-la-unrun-challenge-14955294/#ixzz4G6owhl8X