May 12, 2020
UP FRONT AND PERSONAL! Needless to say this past year has been a journey like none other I have ever taken in my life. I had a dream that one day here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. we would be able to find a way to help families keep their beloved pets at home by offering low cost medical care. Now while a lot of folks thought is was a great idea, I got a lot of " head pats" (😂) you know the one, " sure you can do it Toby ", and they went on their merry way! Then it happened, they watched as step by step I began to plow through the process. I needed a plan, I needed a budget, I needed a proposal, I needed to do my home work on the feasibility study etc etc. Then I needed an architect, I needed a contractor, I needed state Licensing, Permits and most importantly, I needed to submit it all and then go before the Planning Commission of West Covina for approval.
Step by step, I might add not without many sleepless nights, worries, stress and road blocks, I was determined to keep going, I was on a mission because I have always believed no one should ever have to choose between life and death for their pets due to the high cost of medical care. Now most people only know me as " Toby the rescuer ", very few know me as " Toby the business woman, HOWEVER when I melded the two together they very quickly discovered I became " Toby, a force to be reckoned with." 😀 Just as we never give up on our rescues, I never gave up on my dream.
TODAY, after many, many, many months of hair pulling, sleepless nights and nail biting, we PASSED our final inspection and were granted a certificate of FULL OCCUPANCY which allows us to officially open our doors to the clinic. We are still putting the finishing touches in place, our equipment is being set up today, our furniture is in place, our staff is ready to go under the guidance of our amazing Medical Director VMD Missy Achenbach and last, but not least, the one person who will run the clinic and who has been my rock, Frank Wisneski, I could not have done this without him ❤
All of that being said, I am so pleased and excited to announce that tomorrow, as an Essential Business following all Covid 19 policy and procedures, we will be opening up our clinic phone lines for bookings for appointments in the very near future, as we count down to our Virtual Grand Opening! A very huge and heart felt thank you to TEAM LNPB and everyone who stood by me and BELIEVED in me , even though I had moments of doubt, to help us all realize a dream come true, WE DID IT ❤ tw, LNPB