Allie Rizzo is a model, mother, and animal activist. She dedicates her time to raising awareness for animals, by giving back to dogs that are placed in shelters. Allie comes from a long family line of animal lovers, so she always had love and respect for pets. She was fortunate to be taught compassion towards pets from an early age onwards. Despite all the adoration pets receive, many are subjected to injustices. All too often we see abused and mistreated dogs at shelters. However, just as often, there are compassionate people who embrace, adopt, and make a home for these same dogs, but it’s not an easy road. For Allie, she started raising awareness for shelter pets after she fell in love with her first rescue dog. From that experience, she saw first-hand how unmotivated and full of despair these animals in shelters appeared.
Everyone loves dogs, but the breeding industry in the United States is broken and requires a lot of care and attention. In a time of extreme companion animal overpopulation, breeding dogs is always irresponsible and cruel. Dog breeders treat living individuals as commodities to be genetically manipulated for profit. In this industry, many dogs are kept in crates and cages, where they live alone, never experiencing the affection of a loving family.
More than 7 million animals end up homeless every year, and half of them must be euthanized because there simply aren’t enough proper homes for them. Every time a dog is bred, more dogs lose the opportunity to have a good life. Often times, many other unwanted animals—who are abandoned but never make it into a shelter—suffer and die after being hit by cars or attacked by other animals, succumbing to disease or enduring other awful fates.The pet trade encourages the public to view animals as impulse purchases, no different from fashion accessories or home decor, rather than as thinking, feeling beings who deserve love, respect, and a lifetime commitment.
Allie understood how overlooked dogs in shelters are, and the marginalization they face. Based on her experiences with pets, she created Mother of Dogs, which is a platform to raise awareness for shelter dogs. To find fulfillment, Allie knew she had to be part of an organization where she could not only work hard, but also give back to a group she is so passionate about. Her commitment and effort to helping shelter dogs has been instrumental in saving the lives of some special pets and finding them forever homes where they can be loved and cherished. She considers her work with dogs to not feel like work, and she found it to be straightforward to balance a 15-year modeling career, while being a mom, and an advocate for pets.
In addition to Mother Of Dogs, Allie is an ASPCA board member, where she continues to extend her passion towards her work to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. To learn more about Mother of Dogs, check out this instagram page: @motherofdogs
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