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Marley's Mutts to be honored by Assemblyman Fong as 'Nonprofit of the Year'

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 17:59:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Some paw-sitive news for Marley's Mutts as the organization will be honored by Assemblyman Vince Fong this Wednesday in Sacramento.

According to an early news release, Marley's Mutts has scooped up the 34th Assembly District's Nonprofit of the Year. The non-profit works to rescue, rehabilitate, train and find new homes for vulnerable animals in the Kern County area.

Back in 2009, Marley's Mutts was founded by Zach Skow who has also created various programs within the organization. One of those programs, Pawsitive Change, matches rescue dogs with inmates in California State Prison to help inmates work towards their AKC's Canine Good Citizen Certification. So far, the program has been able to train over 400 inmates and save 150 dogs per year

In a statement, Assemblyman Fong said:

“Marley’s Mutts is such an inspiring organization because they not only help rescue animals, but people as well. It is my great honor to bring recognition to Marley’s Mutts’ core mission to give the animals in our shelters a second chance and also provide opportunities to individuals who are enduring significant life challenges.”