CREATED May. 16, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- All over the city there are people losing homes, jobs and trying not to lose their beloved pets. And C.A.T.S Inc. wants to help give people a choice. This non-profit run by a husband/wife team is making Las Vegas a better place to live.
Jimmy Francis is enjoying his new home and so are Racer and Deuce. You might remember stories we did on Jimmy when he was homeless. He had rescued these dogs from a dumpster and wouldn't give them up.
So Jimmy lived on the streets with the dogs because pets aren't allowed in shelters. That's when Jim and Maria Snyder saw him and helped him get back on his feet. Jim Snyder tells us, "We
couldn't be happier and more pleased for Jimmy to see him living every day with his dogs in his own castle!"
But Jimmy is still on a limited income, only earning a few hundred dollars a month from social security. So he still needs help. That means Racer and Duece need help too. Enter C.A.T.S Inc.
Henry and Louis are the founders of C.A.T.S Inc. Their house also acts as their office and also their storage for dog and cat food. This couple gives pet food to anyone who needs it.
Henry Colucci says, "Providing pet food gives them time to rethink their decisions. it may give them a day, week, a month to cool their heads. Think."
So that people who might dump or abandon their pets have time to come up with a better plan. Jimmy wouldn't dream of giving his pets up. But he, like Racer and Deuce, appreciate all the help they can get.
C.A.T.S Inc. needs volunteers. If you'd like to learn more, click here