I strongly believe in giving back to the community, and that is why a percentage of the proceeds from each of my books will be donated to charity. Below is a list of the charities I'm currently supporting with my work. For more information on which books support which charities, please visit the individual book pages.
Best Friends is the largest no kill animal shelter in the US. They were the pioneers of the no-kill movement, and they are committed to making the euthanizing of healthy adoptable pets a thing of the past. Best Friends currently houses nearly a thousand dogs, cats, birds, horses, rabbits, pigs and more, all of whom are waiting for a forever home. In addition, they provide rehabilitation for injured wild animals in their wildlife refuge. Best Friends is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, with satellite shelters in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta but they sponsor programs and events all over the US in partnership with various local network partner shelters. For more information on pet adoption or to make a donation, please visit the Best Friends website.
Nowzad Dogs was founded by British Royal Marine Sergeant Pen Farthing in May 2007. While serving on the front lines in Afghanistan in the town of Now Zad, he rescued and befriended a former fighting dog, whom he dubbed Nowzad. His efforts to save Nowzad and twenty other stray dogs during the height of the Afghnistan war are detailed in the book One Dog at a Time. Nowzad Dogs operates the first official animal shelter inside Afghanistan. They not only rescue and re-home animals in need from the local community, but also to date, they've helped over 700 service members who served in Afghanistan to take their furry companions home when their tour of duty was up. For more information on adopting a pet from Afghanistan or to make a donation, please visit the Nowzad Dogs website.
The Semper Fi Fund was founded by a group of Marine Corps spouses in early 2004. They provide financial assistance and emotional support for qualifying post 9/11 members from all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces, who are wounded, injured, or critically ill, as well as their families. They have many different programs to help service members in their recoveries and with transitioning back into life in their communities. It's their mission to give back to those who've given so much. For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Semper Fi Fund website.
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, provides services to victims of sexual assault, works to raise awareness and advance public understanding of sexual assault, advocates and tries to ensure justice for survivors by influencing public policy, and supports other organizations that are helping survivors by offering their expertise. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can get help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org to chat anonymously. For more information on this charity or to make a donation, please visit the RAINN website.
Old Friends has built a network of forever fosters so that older dogs can retire in a home setting, they provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for a senior dog, and they partner with other rescues to promote the adoption of senior dogs. In addition, Old Friends provides a permanent loving home and quality vet care for elderly dogs, who are less likely to be adopted and more likely to be euthanized, where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort. For more information on becoming a forever foster or to make a donation, please visit Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.