The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation takes pride in the hard work of all its
grant recipients, but the Palmetto Animal League (PAL) represents the best and
noblest of rescue enterprises. PAL boasts a remarkable success rate of placement
– nearly 100% – with the average time a pet is fostered at less than four
months. In the true spirit of caring, nurturing and rescue, they work to avoid
euthanasia at all costs. To their minds, there is no other option than to keep a
dog or a cat as long as it takes to find them a forever home.
This is Bailey, a high-energy two-year-old boxermix.
A private non-profit, the PAL organization has operated most of its 30 years
using a network of volunteer foster families. Now, however, they are slowly
transferring to the nearly completed construction of their first facility, the
PAL’s Adoption Center.
Aside from their caring rescues, PAL takes as their mission to be the voice
for animals in need through the active promotion of long-term pet adoptions,
educating the populace about the humane treatment of all animals and working to
end pet overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter services.
The folks at PAL feel strongly that rescues shouldn’t be confined to crates
24 hours a day. They are working to create a communal feeling among the pets,
helping to relieve the stress of their abandonment and to socialize them to
adapt to multi-pet families later in life. During the day, dogs will be free to
roam with their canine peers in a collective play area (with constant
supervision, of course). And cats will share a common area, too (but not with
the dogs!). At PAL’s place, prospective pet parents will be able to view the
dogs and cats interacting, which aids them in their decision about who they want
Just as the PAL folks have instituted a higher standard for their care, they
also thoroughly pre-screen all of the adoptive pet parents, too, as this allows
for a better chance of a great placement. If, for any reason, an adoption
doesn’t work out, the standard adoption contract requires that the animal be
returned to PAL.
Setting an example through their comprehensive-planning and bold leadership,
PAL envisions a time in the not-too-distant future where all animals are treated
humanely, where all pets live in loving, responsibly-minded households and where
euthanasia is no longer the default position on population control. According to
the group, their goal is to “build a community where no animal is left behind”.
Since 2002, with the help of a team of generous volunteers, PAL has fostered
and adopted out over 5,000 cats and dogs.
Here’s Chettah and Tucker, two young males looking for a home.
Thanks to our readers, supporters and customer purchases, The Dr. Jane’s
HealthyPetNet Foundation was able to donate funds to help with the construction
of the PAL Adoption Center, a 7,700 square-foot building. Our financial grant
will help to provide clean water and multiple dog kennels for night-time care.
If you wish to send additional support to our foundation, you may do so when
placing an order online or by sending a personal check to The Dr. Jane’s
HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if
you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much needed aid to the
organizations attempting to reverse the trend the abandonment in America.
From all of us here at Trilogy, we honor the fine work of this tireless
organization. Kudos to you, PAL (www.palmettoanimalleague.org), for doing your
utmost to make the world a better place for companion animals!