Here at Motley Zoo our mission is to improve the lives of animals. This is a complex initiative that may sound deceptively simple. In reality, the work is often very challenging, but so rewarding.
Motley Zoo is an all-volunteer, foster-based no-kill official 501©3 nonprofit that focuses on elevating the status of rescue animals in society through rescue, rehabilitation and education. We also along focus on spay-and-neuter advocacy aimed toward ending pet overpopulation that results in millions of healthy pets being euthanized due to limited space, resources and funding.
We primarily support our local community and area shelters, and encourage responsible pet ownership by coaching, teaching and mentoring volunteers and adopters. We believe all animal life has value, and we are advocates for those who do not have a voice.
After years of fostering for other organizations and seeing first-hand what worked and what they thought could be done better, co-founders Jme and Bryan Thomas, and Brooke Mallory joined forced in 2009 to create Motley Zoo to do just that. Stay tuned for our origin story!
The purpose of this blog is to share our experiences with others, and engage in a dialogue about many Motley Zoo, animal and rescue-related topics.
We’re pulling back the curtain on what goes on behind the scenes, answering your questions and posing our own. We’re a rag-tag team of individuals with various lifestyles, cultures, goals and experiences, but we share one common value: We believe we have the power to make a difference. And we do, every day.
As Ghandi said, “be the change you want to see.”
So come join us on our journey. After all, it takes all kinds.
~The Motley Zoo Crew~