Our story is a long one. It goes back to 1984 and starts with Jamie and Alan Turell, who opened their hearts and home to abandoned animals on a crisis basis. Animals found on highways, in dumpsters, tied to trees and stoned, hiding in dangerous areas, all abused and abandoned, suffering the worst miseries you could imagine! Animals left for dead.
Jamie and Alan rescued, nursed and found good homes for these helpless animals. Over the years, they realized that abandonment is a never ending problem that only seems to get worse. Through their 24 hr./day, 7 day/wk, 365 days a year dedication, hundreds of dogs and cats were helped and placed in permanent loving homes.
The dog you see here had no name on the day I witnessed people throwing rocks and shooing her away. Time and again she approached people on the street, starved, injured, terrified and begging for help. No one cared, no one stopped to ease her suffering except one person. That person was me.
We vowed to do all we could to stop cruelty to animals. At that time, we founded an animal welfare organization called For The Love Of Animals (F.L.O.A.). We rescue abused, abandoned and injured dogs and cats from the streets of New York.
The dog whose picture is before you is one of our success stories. Her name is Pumpkin. She was rescued from certain death on the streets. Had we not found her she would have succumbed to starvation and disease.
We are different from shelters because we work to remove the cause of the problem. Of course, an enormous amount of our time and resources are used to provide rescue services.
Our mission is to have every story end happily. To achieve that end, we struggle daily against the crisis of exploding overpopulation and lack of funding for animal welfare organizations. We are left to shoulder the burden of care for thousands of abandoned and abused animals.
We strive to adopt as many animals as we possibly can to permanent loving homes. We devote ourselves to educating the public on animal welfare issues including actively lobbying for mandatory spay and neuter laws to eliminate the problem of over population and enact anti-cruelty laws.
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