Animal-Welfare Organization Mutual Rescue™ Launches Fourth Film with PetSmart Charities
“Jessi & Andi” is the uplifting story of a woman who overcomes tragedy with love from a shelter dog
[September 25, 2017], [Silicon Valley, CA] – National animal-welfare initiative Mutual Rescue™ created a new film series for 2017 in partnership with PetSmart Charities. On August 30, 2017, the organization launched the fourth film in this series: “Jessi & Andi.” Set against the majestic Rockies, it is the uplifting story of two lost souls whose paths crossed at a pivotal moment in both their lives.
Jessi’s boyfriend was always the life of the party. They spent lots of time together as a couple, going out with friends and planning their future marriage. When he took his own life, Jessi was not only shocked and saddened, but also left derailed from the path she had planned with the love of her life.
At night, Jessi couldn’t sleep. During the day, she felt like she couldn’t get out of bed. Life began to lose all meaning. Then one day she was browsing shelter dogs online, trying to take her mind off of her sorrow. That’s when she saw Andi, a lab mix who she says “looked how I felt.”
The more time Jessi spent with Andi, the better she felt. Andi helped renew Jessi’s spirit and her interest in life’s possibilities.
“One of the biggest things I learned from Andi,” Jessi shares, “is how to live in the moment and take joy in the littlest of things. … I think that’s something we could all be better at.”
Mutual Rescue, whose films collectively have garnered over 122 million views, emphasizes bringing local communities together to support both animals and humans. People everywhere have stories to tell about how shelter animals changed their lives for the better, and Mutual Rescue is bringing these stories to light. The 2017 film series highlights this impact, from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Georgia to the Rockies.
The lives of both people and pets are enriched when homeless animals are adopted and local shelter groups are supported through donations and volunteering in their communities. Visit MutualRescue.org.