Monday, February 18, 2013

Build it and they will come

A two minute peek into a recent spay/neuter event held at the East Bay Rats Motorcyle Club. Documentary filmmaker Joshua Izenberg does a great job smoothing his camera into this crowd of West Oakland dog owners and learning why they're willing to wait for hours to secure free services for their dogs. I just love this piece, and the personal touch Josh brought to the project.

In this new year, we're doing our best to keep up with the busy work of bringing free services to under-served dog owners in the SF east bay. The more we do, the more we want to do - It just feels so good. It's expensive work, and we so appreciate that people have been willing to donate to get the job done. It will get done, and the dogs and our communities will be better off because of it. We just need to stay stubborn with finding more and more resources, putting the pieces together and not losing momentum.

Ten years ago, clients at our outreach events literally laughed at us when we offered free spay/neuter surgeries but we kept coming back in hopes that the tide would turn. Now we can't begin to keep up with the demand. We're both a little bit tired and very invigorated, if that's possible.

It's by far some of the most important work we've ever done or ever will do. Right here.

If you work with a non-profit and would like to learn how to put on one of these events with a big or small budget, let us know. We're good at it. If you'd like to donate to this cause - dog bless you! And if you're a veterinarian who can sell us some low cost surgeries, you're our ultimate hero. Please contact me for more info: Donna