About Pawsitivity Rescue
Pawsitivity Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit animal rescue out of the general Los Angeles, California area. Although our primary focus is rescuing at risk dogs and cats from euthanasia in animal shelters throughout Los Angeles, we also rescue dogs and cats from areas around Southern California if the situation is right. As our Board of Directors love all types of animals, we will never shy away from helping other domestic pets too; including pigs, bunnies, horses, goats, and more. Pawsitivity Rescue is a foster based rescue, meaning we rely on foster homes and foster families in order for us to rescue animals from high-kill animal shelters until we place each animal in their perfect home.
Please read below for Pawsitivity Rescue’s Mission Statement, our goals, to learn about our Programs, and to meet the Board of Directors.
MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nicole Krueger is the Founder and President of Pawsitivity Rescue. Nicole has always loved animals of all kinds. She has, and has had, many different kinds of animals throughout her life including; dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, bunnies, rats, hamsters, and fish. Nicole currently has two rescued German Shepherds, two rescued bottle-fed cats, and two horses. Nicole’s dream is to live on a ranch where she can adopt and foster all different kinds of animals, even a cow, donkey, and goat! Nicole has had previous experience being on the Board of Directors of a 501(c)(3) animal rescue but decided she would like to create one for herself and fill it with devoted Board Members all working towards the same goals.
Lori Frenchik is the Vice President of Pawsitivity Rescue. Lori has been an animal lover her whole life, remembering a time when she was only eight years old when she saved an injured cat from suffering alone. She has adopted all kinds of animals: cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, frogs, and a tortoise. Lori currently has two special needs Border Collies and two cats that she has raised and bottle-fed since they were one week old. She has served as a volunteer with other animal rescues and is now extremely thrilled to be more involved as a member of Pawsitivity Rescue’s Board of Directors.
Carolyn Piazza is the Treasurer of Pawsitivity Rescue. Carolyn grew up with cats and dogs in the house, and she loves animals. In her adult years, she and her family have rescued and benefited greatly from the companionship of two wonderful, adult cats that she rescued. Carolyn spends some of her time volunteering at her local public school, and now, she hopes to use her experiences to help Pawsitivity Rescue succeed in helping as many animals as possible. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys writing, and intends to someday publish a children’s book and donate proceeds in order to help even more animals.
Pawsitivity Rescue aims to stop the cycle of animal abuse and neglect through education and awareness, to stop discrimination and stereotypes against all dog breeds, and to decrease the amount of animals that are euthanized in animal shelters through rescuing as many animals as possible and educating the community about adopting rather than shopping for animals.
Spread awareness on misunderstood dog breeds including German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Boxer, Mastiff, Cane Corso, American Pitbull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Presa Canario, Husky, and Belgian Malinois.
Rescue dogs who are at risk of being euthanized from high kill shelters, with a focus on, but not limited to, the previously mentioned dogs.
Rescue cats who are at risk of being euthanized from high kill shelters.
Place rescued dogs and cats into foster homes until a forever home is found for them.
Place the rescued dogs and cats into forever homes that meet the expectations of the Board of Directors and that view animals in the same light as Pawsitivity Rescue.
Create different programs through the animal rescue that work towards eliminating stereotypes against specific dog breeds.
Aim to stop the cycle of animal abuse and neglect through education and awareness.
Aim to help Los Angeles shelters work towards all shelters becoming “No Kill”.
Aim to decrease the amount of animals that are euthanized in animal shelters through rescuing as many animals as possible.
Pawsitive Change: School Edition
Pawsitive Change: Hospital Edition
“Pawsitive Change: School Edition” teaches Elementary School children how to properly train, interact, and care for dogs in their home and how to encounter dogs they do not know when out and about. This program will bring dogs infamously known as “Dominant Breed” dogs into their school for assemblies and interactions to help teach children from a young age that breed typical stereotypes are often times incorrect. We hope that this program will help decrease the amount of dogs that are euthanized in animal shelters due to no fault of their own, but just because they were born the wrong breed of dog.
This program is not currently implemented into Pawsitivity Rescue yet, but we are working towards it every day.
“Pawsitive Change: Hospital Edition” teaches patients and their families that breed typical stereotypes are often times incorrect by bringing dogs infamously known as “Dominant Breed” dogs into the hospitals to interact and visit with the patients and their families. By doing this, we are not only helping to break the stereotypes against “Dominant Breed” dogs and giving necessary human companionship to dogs who were rescued from high kill shelters, but we are also making the hospital patients’ days brighter by bringing in some tail wagging friends for a visit!
This program is not currently implemented into Pawsitivity Rescue yet but we are working towards it every day.