A Word From our Founder
As far back as I can remember, I have always been a champion of and for animals. If ANY animal needed rescuing, warmth, food or water, protection from the elements, attention, help, saving, defending – anything, I was right there doing whatever I could. I was an animal advocate even before I knew what that meant.
When my husband and I adopted our rescue puppy (Jessie) in 2011, and we learned of her “puppy mill” start and history, everything in my championing spirit ramped up – I spent that first year educating myself and focusing on #puppymills. I learned a lot, and met and talked with hundreds of individuals, veterinarians and organizations regarding the plight of all animals in mill environments. As my knowledge increased and my contacts grew, I became aware of many different kinds and levels of animal abuse and neglect – some happening right in my own county. My voice became louder, my intent stronger and just like that, just-do-something.org was born.
Like so many people brought to awareness of something so impacting, I was drawn into, what has become, one of the very best parts of me. I could not stop even if I wanted to. This cause found me, and it has become my heart.
There are so many moments when I think of all the wasted efforts over the years on things that didn’t matter. Some of the things that I used to place importance on have become silly insignificances compared to the horrific abuses and miseries that animals are subjected to by human beings, and the fact that there are so many people who allow this to continue for whatever reason.
There are many people advocating for many good causes. That’s great, because the world needs as many champions as we can get. And although I still have regretful moments when I think of how much I could have done in the past, I’m doing it NOW.
I guess it doesn’t always matter WHEN you start to do something ~ all that really matters is that you JUST DO SOMETHING.
~ Janet Bovitz-Sandefur (Rochester, NY)