As more and more pets and their parents are referred to us (or find us) – we have a larger and larger burden to raise funds – this month we’ve added Lucy, Ginger, Senor, Taco Bell and Rikki – to the two dozen plus that we provide care and services to here in Bakersfield.
We provide pet food, transportation, help with pet medical costs of spay/neuter, vaccinations, ongoing medicines, supplies, and care services – like walks and poop patrol.
We do this completely with volunteers, and with donations. Every penny goes towards keeping the pets with their human family – it saves lives in many ways – the pet parents and their pets are saved from heart wrenching decisions that could result in shortening or ending their lives; the pets that are not given up because their parents cannot afford surgery, food, or care – leave space in shelters for other animals that are stray or abandoned.
It is not a dramatic kind of rescuing that we do…the quiet anguish of someone who is struggling on a fixed income and finds out that their beloved pet has a disease which requires expensive medication for the rest of the pet’s life – medication they cannot afford – cannot be caught in a selfie – and we wouldn’t try. We respect the dignity and privacy of those who come to us for help.
That is one of the reasons you will rarely see the owners in our pictures of the pets in our care, and if you do see them, we don’t mention them by name. We try to preserve their privacy. Once in a while, a client will be okay with us showing them and naming them – they are usually the ones with no family left but their pets – and their pets would never be embarrassed by anything they did.
When the pet or pets are the only family left to someone, it becomes even MORE important to help them stay together. A loving bond can make all the difference between a bleak and gray life and a life of light and love.
Please help if you can. You can donate on this website by clicking on the red SUPPORT US button.
We also accept aluminum cans and plastic bottles for their recycle value; yard sale goods; household items; clothing (cleaned please) and gently used pet supplies such as collars, leashes, crates, dog beds, dog houses.
You can help support us by shopping through our portal (nothing to sign up) or find us on Smile.Amazon.com under Whole Earth Pets Foundation, Inc.
And you can come to our Yard Sale on March 5th:
Or go eat at Pizza Rev on March 17th:
Thank you for your support and for helping us to help others in our community!