Our History


PAL was formed in October 1993 by a small group of people who were concerned about the well being of unwanted animals. On February 4, 1994 the State of California and the Federal Government granted PAL their non-profit status. From our inception until the spring of 2011, PAL took in over 15,000 unwanted or abandoned animals, had them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and adopted. 


When Robert Lowry, a local resident of Wrightwood, CA passed away, he left his estate to 3 charities and PAL was named as one of the recipients. We were thrilled that Mr. Lowry felt us worthy of sharing his legacy. Part of the donation PAL received was a house in Wrightwood. In September of 2011, PAL relocated their office to the house and continue to operate their California programs from there. Since PAL no longer has a shelter in which to house animals, their focus is on helping people care for their animals by offering spay/neuter vouchers to defray veterinary costs, feeding the pets of low income senior citizens and military veterans and helping with veterinary costs (when funds are available)for their pets). 


On April 4, 2014, the State of Nevada granted PAL their Foreign Qualification status to transact business in the state. PAL moved the non-profit to Las Vegas in May 2014 and is now operating their Community Pet Program, Assistance Dog Program, Education Program, and Pet Food Pantry to help keep pets in their homes. PAL is also  partnering with local businesses and rescue groups to fullfill their mission.