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Meet Kris Kelly of The Kris Kelly Foundation in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kris Kelly.

The Kris Kelly Foundation was founded by Kris after many years of dreaming of her own Non-Profit to save animals from abuse, slaughter, and neglect. The Foundation is taking an approach to not only work for animals but work for people also.

When Kris was in 5th grade, she read a book for a book report about an old lady and an old horse. They were friends and spent a lot of time together. Kris remembers her teacher asking her over and over “Why do you think they are such good friends” ….as Kris was talking her teacher kept saying “Keep talking…keep talking”. Kris finally said “Because they are BOTH lonely and need each other”. The teacher gave her a big smile and then an A on her oral book report.

That scene has run through Kris’s mind over the years. She didn’t know what would come of this memory that she couldn’t shake. As she grew older she developed a yearning to have the elderly, animals, and children work together.

People have to understand that they have to live with the animals and animals NEED people. They all need each other. They are all one and together they can all help the ones in need heal.

There are a lot of lonely souls that are in need of healing and The Kris Kelly Foundation is here to find those souls and then heal them. Souls come in all ages, sizes, skin colors, fur, skin, and races. They embrace everyone. Whatever costume you wear on your journey in this life underneath the costume is a being that is full of love.

They at The Kris Kelly Foundation embrace “Humanity” and they give dignity and a voice to the animals that need someone to do it for them.

“I rescue animals but really they rescued me.” 

Has it been a smooth road?
I started out just like any newbie with a calling for a cause. I was optimistic, thought everyone had my vision and we as a group of people could change the world.

Well, I learned that not only did I have to save animals and give them a voice I had to navigate through human personalities also. This is something I was not expecting to do. In order to give the animals a voice you need to know how to deal with people and that can be a real challenge at times. Animal issues are on the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to importance when you go to community council meetings and the laws. The lack of help from the City is exhausting.

Animal rescuers are breaking our backs saving animals on death row at the shelters and the City is not enforcing the spay and neuter laws. No medical attention is given at the shelters so we have to pull animals and bring them to hospitals which costs us a lot of money. The way the US treats the animals is like a third world country and I feel like nobody is hearing our plea for help. The plight of the animals needs to change in the US and fast. If we do not change the way we treat animals what does it say about our character? America in 2018 can do better!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The Kris Kelly Foundation rescue animals from Animal Shelters that are at risk of euthanasia and gets them medical care, foster care, socialization, and forever loving homes. We have taken in dogs from other countries that are having even more of a problem than the US and find them loving homes. We also handle abuse cases and help the animals that are being abused and neglected that do not have a voice. We also capture strays from the streets that have been abandoned. We make sure an “owner” is not looking for them and then we find them forever loving homes. I think what sets The Kris Kelly Foundation apart is that we are not breed specific and we help all animals. Dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, etc. We help all animals of all ages.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think our City is in NEED of organizations like ours. Southern California is very high kill and we have a lot of strays on our streets. I am ashamed that we are not doing more to help the animals on the streets and enforcing spay and neuter. This state needs help when it comes to the animals. The number one most important thing that needs to happen is to ENFORCE spay and neuter for all animals.

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