Meet the creators of Suzie’s Friends.
Growing up in Georgia, John Allison always offered what he could when he saw an unmet need. He tells the story of being 9 years old when his father told him that he would never have anything if he didn’t stop giving everything away!
Over the past 40 years John and his wife Shelley have always been involved in charities for sick children, American veterans and abandoned animals.
In 2002, when they owned EnviroSpec, John & Shelley built a no-kill animal shelter, Suzie’s Friends, to help ease the pressure of animal overpopulation in their community. Over the next 15 years their Suzie’s Friends project spayed/neutered and found homes for over 9,000 animals. “It’s all about offering a little help to those who need it most,” say the Allisons.
As the overpopulation of stray dogs continued to increase beyond the number of available adopters, the Suzie’s Friends initiative eventually evolved into The Freedom Riders Project. This became a partnership with several animal relocation and adoption groups who worked together in finding loving homes out of state for south Georgia’s abandoned animals. In 2017, the Animal Aid-MOMS and Allmons All About Animals group alone hit an incredible 20,000 animals saved over the previous 10 years.
John and Shelley are both Vietnam Veterans and as such they want do their part in making sure that future generations remember those who still suffer and those who laid down their life in a war without meaning and resolve. At the end of each year the Allisons make sure that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) is included when is it time to sit down and ‘divvy’ up the profits from the products that you purchase.
From being an orphan until the age of 4 John has always felt a need to reach out to kids and their families who need a little help to get them through the day. Through your purchases we will be ale to continue to help with the financial support of the Shriners Hospital in Tampa, FL who have been providing life-changing care to children from all over the world for 95 years.
We still operate an animals shelter in our community as well as caring for over 60 colonized orphaned kitties in our neighborhood on a daily basis, 7-days a week. As you know – this is all hard work but, like you, I would not trade what we do for anything. Keep doing what you are doing because you truly are making a diffenence.
Now that we have sold EnviroSpec we have lost all the financial support that wrote the checks that help to fund these charities. In order to keep the dream alive we we are offering a small number of products at incredible prices that will not only help us keep our our doors open but may help you do the same.
Thank you for all you do to make life easier for the orphaned animals that roam the highways and by-ways of your community. The food you provide, the medical help you find and your gentle voice that calms their fears is their gift from heaven that shows up each day as You.