Brittany Thadani rescued her first dog when she was three years old. That tradition still continues. After having numerous debilitating back and shoulder surgeries, Brittany was forced to give up her job as a veterinary technician. “Rescue saved me” said Thadani. “Because I could no longer do what I loved to do, I felt useless. And then I found rescue.”

In June 2009, after helping to start programs with two other rescue groups, Brittany decided to form the nonprofit,  All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas, or ABARC. Based in Apex, North Carolina, the rescue has a strong support system of foster homes spanning throughout NC.