When the light that beamed from Angela Gomez was extinguished too soon, her family navigated through their grief by focusing on the gratitude they had for those who were there for them. Angela was killed at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. Instead of fear and anger, her family chose love, joy, and meaning. From this experience and wanting to spread these positives with the world, Angela’s Wishes was founded.
In collaboration with The Community Foundation, which aids families and individuals to improve the community through philanthropy management, Angela’s Wishes has partnered with the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center to promote and support their Helping Paws program. Moreover, to honor Angela’s legacy, the program has been renamed Angie’s Healing Heart – Pet Therapy Program. Many have said “Angela’s presence made the world a better place to be because she lived in it”, and MSRPAC is grateful for the support from Angela’s Wishes, honored to be working alongside Angela’s family, and proud to be a part of sharing the legacy of this beautiful, fun-loving, vibrant, caring and compassionate woman.
If you know of a location that could benefit with a visit from Angie’s Healing Heart – Pet Therapy Program, please contact Beth Barnhart, Volunteer Services Manager at MSRPAC, at or 951-688-4340, ext. 315. To ensure that this life-enhancing program continues to thrive, visit petsadoption.org to donate toward its operating budget.
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded in 1897, is committed to improving the lives of animals and people. They strive to one day eliminate the needless suffering and abuse of homeless and unwanted animals. The Pet Adoption Center has many programs and services in place to save the lives of healthy and treatable animals including prevention through humane education, low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter, low-cost vaccinations, microchipping, animal sheltering and pet adoptions. More information is available by calling 951-688-4340 and by visiting petsadoption.org.