The Animal Support Project was formed in memory of a little dog we never met. Her name was Julia, and she was a Mini-Dachschund puppy who lived in Easton, NY. On January 11, 2006, Julia’s owner was arrested because he shot her in the head for soiling his rug while he was away from home. The founders of our organization decided that what happened to Julia should never happen to another pet, and we decided to do everything we could to encourage people to do right by their companion animals. We do this through partnering with pet owners and the community to solve pets’ behavioral and medical challenges before a situation gets out of hand. In cases where no reasonable solution is possible, we provide the pet owner a path out of pet ownership that ensures the pet’s safe future in a qualified, loving home.
TASP animal crisis intervention and mitigation have saved and enriched thousands of animals' lives over nearly 13 years of operation, all with unpaid volunteers partnering with pet owners. We also encourage spay/neuter and participate in animal disaster response. We do this in memory of Julia and for all the animals who might otherwise die or suffer because their owners just don't know how to or can't afford to do the right thing.