Just in time for Father’s Day, I wanted to share this special story with you. It is a story about love, loss, grief and pain that ends in adoption of a rescue Dog and a new life.
“Kim & Brian & Lana” is a Mutual Rescue film that shares the story of this young couple that is devastated by the death of their newborn baby. Adopting Lana, a German shepherd mix, gave them an outlet for their grief and helped the couple bond again. Watch it here!
“Lana coming into our home and the way she has changed us has been nothing short of a miracle,” says Kim.
Thanks to their renewed closeness, the couple came through the worst of times and they are now celebrating another new addition to their family with the birth of their son, Noah! Brian is celebrating his first Father’s Day this year.
Kim and Brian’s story is also highlighted in “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” (April 2019) by Carol Novello, founder of Mutual Rescue.
About the Author
Carol Novello began rescuing animals at age 5 and hasn’t stopped. With a Harvard MBA, she was a senior software executive and spent many years working in high tech, most recently at Intuit, Inc. Today, she is president of Humane Society Silicon Valley, where she launched Mutual Rescue™, a digital global campaign of short films designed to showcase the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship and encourage adoptions. Through her work at Humane Society Silicon Valley, she has been awarded the prestigious Maddie Hero Award for innovation and leadership in the animal welfare sector and has been recognized as an honoree at the Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Business School celebration. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she enjoys spending time with her own rescue companions: German shepherd, Tess and tuxedo cats, Bode and Herbie.