An ordinary couple with an extraordinary passion
Meet Stella and Patrick. They are just like any other couple - happily married, have full-time careers, and have a few furkids at home.
Or so one would think.
Stella and Patrick love animals so much that they spend all their free time running a volunteer group called Purely Adoptions.
What made Stella and Patrick decide to start Purely Adoptions? Read on as we find out more about the faces behind this volunteer group.
It started with one puppy
9 years ago, Stella and Patrick came across a puppy who needed a home. At that time, Facebook was not as widely used. Thus, they had to post about the puppy on other websites. Eventually, this little puppy found a home and was named Brandy.
Ever since then, they came across more and more animals needing help. Repeating the process was becoming tedious, so they decided to start a Facebook page.
"At the very beginning, we were just helping rescuers to share their posts," Stella says. Somehow, the number of followers on the Purely Adoptions Facebook page grew. That was when they decided to look into getting more people to come to this page.
More people came to them for help
Once they started focusing on that, even more people came to them for help with their homeless animals. It became so overwhelming that they had to recruit volunteers to help out.
"And that was when the whole team started."
Today, Purely Adoptions has a group of dedicated volunteers working in two divisions: Purely Woof (for dogs) and Purely Meow (for cats). Their Facebook page has amassed a following of over 36,000 people and they have helped hundreds of dogs and cats successfully find homes.
Did they expect Purely Adoptions to become what it is today?
"Frankly speaking, not really," Stella says.
"We just started as a purely dog lover... We just enjoy helping animals!"
What makes Purely Adoptions different from other volunteer groups?
Watch our interview with Stella and Patrick below!
Purely Adoptions is currently having their annual Easter Donation Drive.
Click the links below to find out more on how you can help them.
Are you, or is anyone you know, a Pet Hero? Tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Just a fun-loving team who loves art and also pets <3