After years of watching the shelter system deteriorate, watching countless of beautiful pets die, a vision of what could be began to take shape. Initially a dream, a strategy for changes that would most significantly impact the inhumane conditions of these precious pets was arrived at. In 1997, New Leash On Life Animal Rescue was born, thanks to Bobby & Kelly Dorafshar.
NLOL has been responsible for spaying and neutering thousands of pets, rescuing and placing over 3,000 dogs, providing free educational seminars at local shelters, setting shelter rescue priorities on “hard to place” animals requiring medical or special care, founding the Pet Educational Trainers Program. In 2002, a lease was signed on thirteen acres in the Santa Clarita Valley for our E.R.A Center (Education, Rehabilitation and Adoption) which serves as a safe haven for many companion animals and a learning resource for children and adults facilitating NLOL’s dream of making Los Angeles a no-kill city.