Fighting for little Ricky

When Ricky was just one, he was surrendered into the South Los Angeles shelter. The sweet, shy Collie Terrier mix was riddled with health issues including abdomen fluid, whipworm parasite, and anemia. The little warrior is now being brought to good health by the Animal Wellness Foundation and needs a loving foster home while he […]

5 Ways To Help Rescue Animals in L.A.

As Los Angeles’ homeless population soars, so too does the rate of animals discarded. Many animals, who once had a home, find themselves dumped at a local shelter due to having a negligent owner. Humans have the ability to understand their surroundings and the processing skills required to accept that life is a rollercoaster, filled […]

How a Zen priest in Yokohama, Japan is sharing the teachings of meditation to help with suicide prevention and PTSD

The vast concrete jungle of Tokyo stretches almost seamlessly into the city of Yokohama. with its complex web of train lines and subways. But Yokohama has a number of relatively more quiet suburbs and smaller cities stretching off from it onto the nearby peninsula. It’s there that you will find Dokuonji Temple, a beautiful little […]

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Animal Rescues: Happily-Ever-Afters 

Everyone loves a happy ending and for these rescues, they got just that! These dogs and cats, who were previously housed at the Animal Wellness Foundation, now have a place to call home — and love galore, making their new life just purr-fect.         Pearla Pearla is a South LA rescue. Pearla […]

Outraged by detained migrant children living in ‘inhumane conditions’? Here’s how you can make a difference

Many have seen the images — the horrifying, squalid-like conditions that currently are the reality for migrants held in Detention Centers in America. The details of their day-to-day life are nothing short of appalling: Children sleeping on the floor in filthy, overcrowded conditions, scared, hungry and sick. On June 27, the NPR published this account […]

Feeding the homeless & hungry in Los Angeles: How one organization is on track to provide 204,000 meals to those in need by recycling food

In statistics released earlier this year, the homeless population in Los Angeles County surged by 12 percent. In a city already in the midst of a homeless epidemic, the numbers are alarming, with 59,000 people living on the streets, and the new figures representing a 50 percent increase since 2011. The data was presented by […]