A love for pets and a challenge posed 10 years ago were the catalysts that drove Dawn Kubisz to found the refuge without killing A New Dawn Pet Adoption.
Kubisz recalls that she volunteered at the Pasadena City Animal Shelter for several years. “One of the people who used to come over there all the time said, ‘Why are you here and not doing something like this on your own? Why don’t you run your own shelter? ‘ Kubisz said. “I told him I couldn’t. I’m disabled, it’s going to be expensive, it’s just too hard. But she kept pressing me and then she finally challenged me. I think maybe that’s what made it.