There are some who let things take control of their lives. Victoria Doramus let addiction issues control her until she began her personal journey to recover from addiction. She understands how important it is to care for the lives of others but also believes that we should not forget that animals are sometimes in need of help as well. She currently supports Best Friends Animal Society, a unique animal sanctuary that is trying to ban all practices of killing unwanted animals in average animal shelters. This shelter has joined forces with organizations all over the country and it believes that there will come a time when they can save all unwanted animals from being put to death.
According to affiliatedork.com, the animal shelters across America in the 1980s were even crueler than it is today regarding how unwanted animals were treated. It is estimated that as many as seventeen million animals were killed yearly. A group of friends acted by sheltering many unwanted cats and dogs. They were able to find homes for most of the animals they took in and the ones that were unable to be placed with a loving family were able to live out the remainder of their lives being loved and cared for at the shelter. The group of friends started a nonprofit called the Best Friend Animal Society.
Victoria Doramus gives the organization her support because it operates with the belief that all animals, even sick and aging animals, deserve to be given love. Best Friend Animal Society would love to see the day when all shelters ban the practice of killing animals that they have trouble finding homes for. Currently, the shelter has the capacity to help over a thousand animals at any given time to provide the medical needs and care necessary for all the animals.