Green Pets America
10 Year Anniversary celebrated by Green Pets America. America’s first green no-kill animal rescue.
Green Pets America is not your usual non profit pet rescue. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. Green Pets America cover’s a lot of needs in our overarching vision to keep families and their companion animals safe and together.
The Vision of Green Pets America is in our tagline…Rescue, Recycle, Rehome. Our companion animals are living, thinking, feeling sentient beings. They have a right to life, just as we do. While we may be a disposable society our companion animals cannot be considered mere “things” to be disposed of in animal shelters. Sentient beings must never be killed and thrown away.
GPA Charities was founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007, by Steven Monahan, a prior Fortune 100 Executive. GPAC is a nationally recognized Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Steve Monahan has been recognized by the State of Georgia, the City Of Woodstock Georgia and municipal and business entities for his dedication and compassion to families and companion animals.
The origin for Green Pets America Charities was based on Steve’s desire to provide a second chance at life for animals 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 thousands of death row shelter animals throughout Georgia. Dog Food has been given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter. Additionally, we deliver pet food to families directly…much like Meals on Wheels. A much-needed community void was filled by starting Cherokee Counties first pet food pantry, helping needy families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit.
Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced safe rest area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “Break Room”. With a large fenced space to relax the K-9’s no longer have to sit in a police cruiser for an extended time period while their handler completes arrest paperwork at the police station. Our police K9’s are 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.
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.
In 2015 Steven wrote his first animal welfare book named, RESCUE RENEW REHOME. RRR DISCUSSES THE HUMAN AND ANIMAL BOND, TALKS ABOUT THE NEED FOR THE PET INDUSTRY AND ANIMAL WELFARE INDUSTRY TO PARTNER TOGETHER TO END THE KILLING OF COMPANION ANIMALS IN AMERICA. iT ALSO OUTLINES HIS 20 POINT PROGRAM TO CONVERT KILL SHELTERS TO GREEN NO-KILL SHELTERS.
In 2016 GPAC launched Green Pets Europe Facebook. We are pleased with the expansion and hunger Europe has demonstrated for learning about America’s animal shelters, especially no-kill.
In late 2017 Steven wrote his second animal welfare book, ART OF THE BLACK DOG, teaching about Black Dog Syndrome and the most euthanized shelter dogs in America.
And in 2018 we published our third book titled, Project Black Dog Adoption. This book brings education and awareness to our project to increase the adoptions of black dogs from animal rescue groups and community animal shelters.