Change Gangs started with one little group and one big vision. My friends Christine, Heidi, and myself are huge pet lovers.
Christine has been an active volunteer with a local no kill animal shelter for years and has helped many animals find new homes. She is, in fact, the reason I have three dogs instead of two, but that’s a story for another day.
Heidi has a German Shepherd named Xena and a cat named Pippin and is a vocal proponent for protecting animals.
We shared a common desire to want to protect animals and a frustration that more help was needed than we could provide. So, we formed People with Compassion for Pets, we agreed to contribute $25 per month, and we wrote our mission statement:
Eliminating abuse and neglect of domestic and working animals and enriching the lives of people through animal partnerships.
We want to support organizations like no kill animal shelters, educational programs about animal welfare, and organizations that bring people and animals together such as Patriot Paws, an organization that provides disabled veterans with service dogs.
Do you find the idea of supporting these causes appealing? Are you interested in doing something small that turns into something big? Our group makes giving a meaningful and fulfilling part of our lives. Now, it’s something that we do for fun– not just because we feel we should.
We meet virtually once a month for an hour, and our next meeting is May 31st. If you want to check out a meeting, contact me, and I’ll send you the details.