Left to right: John Hockenberry of NPR; survivor Pamela Isaac; Rita Garza of URI
Left to right: John Hockenberry of NPR; survivor Pamela Isaac; Rita Garza of URI

Rita Garza of URI and domestic violence survivor Pamela Isaac spoke about the impact of the URIPALS program at the Purina #BetterWithPets Summit in New York City on October 14. Isaac, who was able to bring her three cats with her into shelter because of URIPALS, spoke movingly about what it meant to her to be able to keep her pets with her. Purina, a URIPALS sponsor and partner, invited URI to participate in the summit, which was streamed live online to a worldwide audience. The presentation was one of 15 by a range of experts who highlighted the importance of the relationship between people and pets.

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