The start!

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Saint Francis of Assisi

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This is exactly how STARelief began, almost two years ago! We were a group of volunteers who had worked with various Animal Rescue centers and saw animals brought to the shelters because their families could no longer afford to care for them. It was this painful separation of pets from their families that lead a group of us to join hands and build STAReleif and Pet Assistance.

We began in a very small way with a handful of volunteers and patrons, and have today assisted over 300 pets stay Happy, Healthy and Home. Now more than ever we are committed to fulfilling our vision- to ensure that no pet guardian will have to give up their pet due to financial hardships.

Today, two years down the line, we have a lot to be thankful for and are proud to launch our new website! We promise to strive towards making our vision a reality and also hope to take you along on this exciting journey! So watch this space for updates, information, opinions and for lots more!

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! And a special thank you to all those who have helped STARelief go from strength to strength!


Article by Madhumita Ganapathy

Madhu, having grown up in a household that always had pets, fell in love with animals at a very young age. She firmly believes that until one has loved, nurtured and cared for a pet, one’s life remains incomplete. She loves writing, travelling, and meeting new people. Madhu lives in Stamford and joined STARelief as Social Media Director to lend her marketing expertise in spreading the word and creating awareness. Connect with her on Twitter @MadhuG86

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