What’s the elephant in the room?

I remember being a child and planning what my life would be like. I was a natural caretaker and it was comforting for me to take care of people. From a early age I spent time with my grandparents and first they took care of me while later I took  (read more...)

$25 for 25 Years Campaign

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In 2016, PPAL turns 25 and we are celebrating all year. Find out more...

What Youth Are Saying

I have never lived a day in my life where I did not have a pet. I don’t think of them as just animals. My dogs and cats are truly my best friends. They don’t talk back, don’t judge and they are loyal companions. I can confide in my animals, and even though they don’t talk, I feel a hundred pounds lighter because they just listen. Animals just want love (and some food too!) They don’t expect you to be perfect, they just want your attention. Animals have been proved to be therapeutic, and I completely agree. When I’m  (read more...)