By some estimates, as many as 99% of all dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania also reports that dogs born in puppy mills often suffer long-term emotional and psychological effects. No matter how caring or loving the homes where many of these animals end up, some are so severely traumatized that they never fully recover from the conditions they began their lives in. Read more »
Animal Support was founded by the Omidi brothers Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi and Maria Abaca, all of whom are life-long animal welfare advocates. Motivated by the multitude of issues associated with pet over-population and mistreatment, this organization was created by our founders to not only educate the public on the issues, but also to support animal protection and adoption services, and promote spay and neuter laws.
The charities and causes that are promorted by Maria Abaca and the Omidi brothers vary -- from pet rescue and adoption services to specific circumstances of pet mistreatment and abuse. The goal is to promote organizations doing worthwhile work for the better treatment and well-being of all kinds of animals.
Time spent with cats is never wasted. – Sigmund Freud
Michael Omidi & Julian Omidi Charity Focus
Omidi brothers Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi recently refocused their energies on philanthropic pursuits to aid the less fortunate in this world. In early 2012, they founded the charity No More Poverty, an organization that seeks to end poverty at home and abroad. A few months later they joined with Maria Abaca to create Animal Support and focus on the wellbeing of all the wondrous creatures that share this world.
Each year, merely 25 percent of dogs and cats that enter animal shelters are adopted. The rest are euthanized. It is estimated that nearly 4 million animals are slain by U.S. shelters every year. This is a huge annual burden to tax payers in addition to the suffering endured by the animals themselves – cold, hungry and homeless; then caged within a shelter and finally destroyed because there is no one to love and care for them.
Animal Support is duty bound to help fix this broken and tragic system. While there are some numbers to quantify the situation, the full extent of animal abuse in this country is known since much of it happens in rural areas and/or goes unreported.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. – Josh Billings
Contact the Founders
Suggestions for commendable animal welfare charities that Animal Support and its founders can support are welcome. Please send your suggestions through Animal Support’s Facebook page or via the Contact Us.