10 Year Anniversary Green Pets America.
Green Pets America is not your usual rescue the dogs nonprofit. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. We are both an animal welfare and an animal rights organization. Green Pets America cover’s a lot of needs in our overarching vision to keep families and their companion animals safe and together.
As an “animal welfare” organization we are a compassionate and articulate voice for the safety and compassionate care of our beloved companion animals.
As an “animal rights” organization we argue for a right to life for all companion animals.
The vision of Green Pets America is in its name. Pets, or more appropriately stated “companion animals” are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away. Green Pets believes our companion animals are not disposable but deserve a right to life and when in shelters must be rescued, renewed and rehomed. We were founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. GPAC is a nationally recognized Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Steve Monahan and GPAC were recognized by the State Senate of Georgia and other entities for their dedication to families and companion animals.
The concept for Green Pets America Charities was based on Steve’s desire to give a second chance at life for dogs sitting in death row kill shelters. Steve survived a terminal illness and felt compelled to help animals get a second chance at life, just as he was blessed to receive.
In the past 10 years, GPA has rescued, renewed and rehomed over 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia. Dog Food was given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter. A need was filled by helping families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit. Additionally, we have helped children in need of a service dog secure one so they can get around safely, living a happy wholesome life just like all their friends.
Green Pets is keenly aware a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome”. It’s a sad truth that leaves black dogs in shelters much longer than their tan-furred brethren. Just like certain breeds, dogs shouldn’t be judged by the color of their fur or their breed.
Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “break room”. Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and Green Pets America believes we all should love and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor, and respect they deserve.
Steve Monahan, Green Pets Founder, said; Green Pets is not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. In our day to day efforts, we seek to fill the gaps in animal welfare that exist by providing needed resources to ensure families and their beloved pets remain bonded and together in hard times.
We listen to families and their individual needs. It may be helping with funds to pay for routine veterinary care for a beloved pet. Or emergency care when a dog or cat is injured. It even means providing resources for spay and neutering. The State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock Georgia recognized Green Pets for their service to Georgia’s families and pets.
As Green Pets takes a moment to look back on the past 10 years, we look to the future, not the past. We launched Green Pets Europe in 2016 and are very pleased with the expansion and hunger for learning about sheltering and especially no-kill.In 2017 we wrote ART OF THE BLACK DOG. We use it to educate on Black Dog Syndrome. And we have launched a new paradigm of animal sheltering, bringing the pet industry into a partnership with the animal welfare communities. The Vision is to end the killing of all shelter animals in America. We will build retail and adoption centers under the concept name of CELEBRATION VILLAGE. Think mini Disney Villages for all thing pets.