Monroe’s Mighty Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization created in June 2014 aimed at helping keep pets with families in Spartanburg County and surrounding areas. By doing so, we hope to prevent pet owners from making the heartbreaking decision to surrender their beloved companion to the overcrowded shelter system.
We understand how important our animals are in our lives as companions, as entertainers, as comforters, and we hope to secure that bond and keep pets happy and healthy in their home with the people who love them. We help prevent homelessness of resident pets before it happens.
Through our many partnerships with other rescue and animal welfare agencies, we hope to contribute to our community in a way that will bring help to those who need it, reduce shelter intake and euthanasia, and aid Spartanburg County in becoming a “no-kill” community. Monroe’s Mighty Mission has a five member board and an all volunteer staff. What we accomplish is only possible because of the many generous hearts throughout our community who share this same vision.
Founder and director, Jennifer Land, has rescued many animals in her lifetime but in September 2013 a little puppy crossed her path (literally) that would change everything. Stranded and alone out in a rural area of the county for over a month, Monroe fled from those who were trying to help her. Jennifer worked relentlessly over 9 days and finally after much baiting and in one swift movement, she grabbed Monroe to safety.
Monroe was, and continues to be, a work in progress. She was so fearful of everything in the beginning and still has minor setbacks. She has battled her fears with courage and taken on the fight to defeat heartworms as well. Most importantly, she found a home.
She is a sweet, sassy, scruffy puppy who lives happily now with Jennifer, her canine brother, Monty, and several feline siblings of the household. With much love and attention, Monroe learns new things every day and has continued to become more comfortable and confident in her surroundings. She’s made such progress and even had her TV debut in January 2015 and has been a guest at a local girl scout troop meeting.
In the time that has passed since that fateful day of rescue, Monroe (named for the road on which she was found) has inspired not only Jennifer, but others to help animals in need in our community.