Sometimes individuals can pick up habits that take complete control of their lives. The path to restoring your life after letting something like addiction control your life can be a tough one. Victoria Doramus is an individual who has gone through many challenges to recover from addiction. She realized that not only did she have to change her life around, but she felt obligated to help others as well. She believes that animals, as well as helping humans, is important. She chose to back Best Friends Animal Support, an animal shelter that is trying to end the vicious practice of killing unwanted cats and dogs that are taken to typical animal shelters.
In the 1980s there was even more neglect for many unwanted animals in shelters across the United States. It was common to immediate kill cats and dogs that no one wanted to adopt. Millions of cats and dogs were killed each year. This caused a group of friends to band together to take in many of these neglected animals and provide a safe place to care for them. The animals that were unable to find a home were not killed and were able to live the rest of their lives in the safety of the shelter, however, most of the animals were fortunate enough to eventually be paired with a kind and loving family. The shelter was then called Best Friends and it operates today as a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving as many animals as possible
Victoria Doramus (@victoriadoramus) believes it has been therapeutic for her to support this animal shelter because its core principle is to value all animals, even the ones that society has seemed to forget about. The shelter relies on donations from people to operate and they can assist as many as 1,600 animals at any given time and provide them with the medical needs, food, and the love each animal needs.