Green Pets America. Not your usual rescue the dogs nonprofit.
10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. We are both an animal welfare and an animal rights organization. We cover 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 through our Companion Animal Right to Life group, named CARLA.
The vision of Green Pets is in its name. Pets; or more appropriately named companion animals are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away. Green Pets believes our companion animals are not disposable. Companion animals have a right to life. When in shelters they 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 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 new chance at life, just as he was blessed to receive.
In the past 10 years, GPA have 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.
Green Pets helped children needing service dog to help them live to the best of their abilities.
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 on the color of their fur or their breed.
Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced in 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.
As Green Pets reflects on the last 10 years, we look to the future not the past. We work towards the bright and shining day when our companion animals will be cared for with compassion, and have a right to life, just as we do. Our companion animals teach us how to live with one another in peace. They teach us unconditional love for ourselves and for one another.
Steven Monahan is an Animal Welfare Influencer, best-selling author and Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities and Clean Pet Food Adviser. Steve shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, animal welfare, animal rights, nutrition, pet food ratings; as well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry. Steve has been recognized by the State of Georgia and the city of Woodstock Ga. for humanitarian work on behalf of Georgia’s families and companion animals.