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Saturday Jan 27, 2024
Saturday Jan 27, 2024
When Jodi Polanski witnessed the heartbreaking aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, she saw houses left behind, pets who are family members in their own right, abandoned amidst the turmoil. Her response was to establish Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, a sanctuary for these animals that respects and maintains the bond they share with their human families. Our latest episode features Jodi's inspiring story, detailing how her organization became a lifeline for people and families facing personal crises, particularly at the intersection of domestic violence and pet ownership. Through her efforts, partnerships with shelters like the Sojourner Center have flourished, highlighting the undeniable need for pet safety in domestic violence support services and setting a precedent for animal shelters nationwide.
Navigating the stormy waters of housing uncertainty can be overwhelming, and when pets are part of your family, the stakes are even higher. We discuss the profound connections between pets and their owners, sharing poignant tales of those who have traversed this path, and the measures taken to keep furry family members by their side. With a focus on overcoming barriers to pet-friendly housing and providing resources for those grappling with pet deposits, we shed light on both the joys and difficulties of pet ownership during times of instability. Our conversation underscores the essential role of temporary care programs in preserving the cherished bond between pets and their humans.
We wrap up with a tribute to the generosity of the community that supports these vital programs. Fostering, especially for large dogs who often face greater challenges in finding homes due to housing policies, emerges as a fantastic service that brings so much joy to the foster parents. Whether you're able to open your home to adopt, foster, or contribute financially, every bit helps in ensuring these pets receive love and care as they await reunion with their families. We end up our conversation by reflecting on the healing power of pets, sharing how they can light up even the darkest corners of our lives, and invite listeners to engage with opportunities that support these precious animal-human relationships.
Jodi Polanski's bio
Jodi founded Lost Our Home Pet Rescue 15 years ago during the foreclosure crisis.
At a time when even large businesses were closing, she built and grew a grassroots non-profit that today has served over 34,000 pets.
Her innovative 90-day Temporary Care Program was one of the first in the nation and is still one of the largest.
Jodi partners with and has helped build pet programs at domestic violence shelters, one of which is a nationwide model.
Jodi and Lost Our Home are industry leaders in providing help for people and pets in crises such as housing loss, domestic violence, homelessness, and hospitalization.
Connect with Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lostourhome
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
2323 S Hardy Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Tel +1 (602) 445-7387
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