She's Come of Age: Pet's Lifeline Celebrates 30 Years

From humble home-bound beginnings, the animal shelter currently serves a population of over 30,000


It's hard to believe that – the mainstay support system for animals without a home in the Valley – hasn't always been a Sonoma fixture.

But, as the points out this week, the animal shelter was founded on a back porch in 1982, 30 years ago. The shelter was a passion project of Helen Clary, along with a group of community animal advocates, who wanted a shelter to serve the Sonoma Valley.

From humble beginnings, the shelter moved quickly out of the back porch and into a sprawling property on Eighth Street East, where it serves nearly 30,000 citizens, according to the Sun.

The Sun has a great rundown of titular events in Pet's Lifeline's history, including a big rescue operation in 2005, when representatives partnered with the Marin Humane Society to help homeless pets after Hurricane Katrina.

You can read the full history in the Sun, and congratulations to Pet's Lifeline on their longevity and good citizenship.

Like animals? Pet's Lifeline regularly solicits volunteers to care for animals – including walks and fostering programs – and help with administrative duties. To volunteer, complete an application and attend a general orientation. Find more information here.

Elora April 03, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Happy Birthday Pets Lifeline!!!!
Suzanne Barbara April 04, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Pets Lifeline is a wonderful animal rescue that gives pets a chance to have a loving home. And while they are residents at the rescue, they are loved and well cared for too. Congratulations on 30 years!!!
Albert David April 04, 2012 at 06:47 PM
It is hard to imagine Sonoma without this excellent animal refuge. Happy 30th to Pets Lifeline.
Irene Morgan April 05, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Pets Lifeline, we wish you a happy birthday!!!!


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