#Mission of Light

#Mission of Light

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton

Pasado’s Safe Haven has launched a ‘Mission of Light’ (used in social media as #MissionOfLight) to help us all shine a light on animal cruelty and to inspire change.

So often, we humans feel helpless after we bear witness to animal cruelty. The suffering can be brutal. The scope can be so massive. And the victims so innocent. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Yet, in order to end animal cruelty, we humans must fight on their behalf.  We must spread awareness. We must be warriors of light. We must take our best selves out into the world to talk about and inspire change. Every day.

By supporting #Mission of Light, you are taking a stand for the animals and the many ways, big and small, we all can help them:

  • Report animal cruelty and be persistent about follow up
  • Demand that our animal cruelty laws are enforced
  • Help support efforts to strengthen existing animal cruelty laws
  • Adopt don’t shop – rescue an animal who has survived neglect or cruelty
  • Use your power as a consumer to help animals;
    • Choose to leave animals off your plate
    • Choose products that are not tested on animals
    • Choose fashion/clothing that is not made from animals
  • Educate your friends and family about why your choices are important to you
  • Be kind to all beings

Thank you for caring. Thank you for being a light in this world.


In early 2016, a female 3-year old dog named Diamond was found by a mountain biker in Washington state, hanging from a tree. Pasado’s Safe Haven was called in to support the investigation. Veterinary necropsy showed that the dog had been aggressively sexually assaulted prior to dying from asphyxiation.  Her hind feet were dangling just a hair above the ground.

A suspect was arrested and is awaiting trial.

An outpouring of emotion, grief and frustration came from around the world at the news of this crime. Diamond’s case ignited a spark.

#Mission of Light was created in Diamond’s memory – to help shine a light on animal cruelty and the many forms it takes.  And to help put a little more light back into a world that can sometimes feel very dark.

It is our sincere hope that as more people refuse to accept cruelty and suffering of animals, the world will become a brighter, more compassionate place.

Please join us. Support  #Mission of Light.

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