Crash Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 registered non profit animal welfare organization. Founded in 2015, it is the culmination of 20+ years of animal rescue work that was quietly funded by Annie Torres out of love and compassion for animals that deserve stewardship far greater than most will ever receive.
Animals have always been my passion. I have been involved in all aspects of rescue my whole life. From hand raising chickens to bottle feeding puppies, to detoxing an alcoholic pig, and rehabbing dogs that have survived the worst kinds of cruelty inflicted by the very people that were supposed to love and care for that animal, I have literally seen and done it all.
A tiny puppy I named Tyrion, came from a litter of starving abandoned Pit Bull puppies that I was nursing back to health. The puppies and Mama were in rough shape but round the clock care helped them turn the corner...except for tiny Tyrion. He fought as hard as he could, but it wasn't enough. With a tiny shudder he took his last breath and died in my hands.
20 years of seeing the worst that humans could inflict upon animals finally crashed down on me in that moment. Through hot angry tears I promised Tyrion I would do something to make a difference, so tiny puppies like him did not have to suffer such a cruel and preventable fate.
It is my mission to help vastly decrease the numbers of dogs that enter our overwhelmed shelter system. Millions of unwanted pets are euthanized each year due to one simple fact; too many dogs and not enough homes. We can change this.
I started my No Puppies for Hussies FREE spay and neuter project with the help of my co-founder and dear friend, Kristin Greene and Dr. Richard Thornburgh, owner of Valley Oak Vet Clinic in Woodland,California.
Our project is different. We do not have any income or breed restrictions.
We care about one thing only...preventing unwanted puppies that would end up abandoned, abused, and dumped in our local shelter or worse.
We are stopping the problem at the source.
One dog at a time.
Community - Compassion - Commitment.
I cannot remember a time that animals have not played a huge part of my life. Over the last 22 years I have spent tens of thousands of hours with four legged critters of all shapes and sizes. Rain or shine, 365 days a year, rescue is a commitment not for the faint of heart. I have had the blessing of learning all things rescue large animal to small - from scrubbing kennels, feeding, post treatment care, behavior management, and training; lots and lots of handler training. Training of the most fundamental kennel (critter) management techniques, to rescue and capture, to obedience, to the highly technical Schutzhund and police K9 training. My passion in rescue is the rehabilitation - so our canines can truly be our companions.
Rescue comes with the reality that millions of dogs (and cats) cannot be protected. I have witnessed cases of the most reprehensible abuse, cruelty, and neglect, and have spent countless sleepless nights in the kennel, in the weather, and at the vet. Irresponsible ownership and extremely careless breeding has placed an unreasonable burden on our limited shelter systems, resulting in the deaths of millions of critters annually. For some the journey to the Rainbow Bridge is welcome relief from humans who failed them. By reducing the ever increasing numbers of unwanted dogs we can be better stewards to the animals in our care.
I am honored to stand with Annie, our Board, Dr. Richard Thornburgh and the Valley Oak Vet Hospital Staff, Pickles, and the thousands of followers that are committed to making a difference, one dog at a time. We will because we can!
Kristin Greene, Esq.
Crash Fund Inc.