Victoria Doramus has had her share of successes, as well as obstacles. One of her life’s challenges was being able to overcome her addiction to drugs. She realized that giving back and helping others would help her on her own road to recovery. The consumer trends expert believes that animals need just as much help sometimes as people, which is a reason that she gives her support to the Best Friends Animal Society. The mission of this organization is to one day end the practice of killing unwanted animals in every animal shelter in the entire Unites States.
Best Friends Animal Society was started in the 1980’s. Back then there was less thought about putting down animals that had a difficult time being placed in a home. As many as 17 million animals were killed annually, beginning with the sick and old ones. Several individuals found it wrong that so many animals were being killed. They got together to find unwanted animals. They found a place to feed them and care for the animals until they were able to be placed in a loving home. Most of the animals that were taken in were fortunate enough to find a family. The rest of the animals were still cared and loved for the rest of their lives, even if they were sick or old. Victoria Doramus believes that even old and sick animals should be able to live out their lives with love and care, regardless of whether they end up being taken in by a family.
Best Friends Animal Society has made a lot of progress since they first started and they have saved the lives of many animals. Today they are able to help as many as 1,600 animals at a time with the food, medical care, shelter, and the love they all need. Recovery expert Victoria Doramus feels that animals and humans both need someone to care for them in order to have a complete life. Best Friends Animal Society contacts animal shelters all over the country and seeks the help of support groups in order to hold events meant to find as many animals a home as possible.