This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Spiro, the President, and Co-founder of START Rescue.

Steve was born and raised in London, England, but now resides in Los Angeles. In 2011, he formed Start Rescue with two other individuals, Renee Ruston, and Adam Tarshius, to rescue dogs. Steve and his wife Susannah have also done individual rescues, bringing home or placing as many dogs as possible in foster care.

He is a former boxer but now writes screenplays almost full-time. However, he also devotes much energy to Start Rescue’s mission. He has several TV and film projects in development. He attributes his wife, Susannah, to introducing him to animal rescue and veganism.

The START Rescue stands for Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team. It was founded in 2011 by three compassionate people who set out to make a difference in the lives of needy animals.

START’s goal is to reduce the euthanasia rates of surrendered, stray, neglected, and abused animals in California and beyond. START also focuses on saving the lives of cats and dogs at high risk of death. START also focuses on saving the lives of cats and dogs at high risk of death, and their programs are all funded through donor funds.

“Be grateful, be kind, and be thoughtful.” – Steve

The story of the START Rescue serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of rescuing and caring for vulnerable and needy animals. Animals who have been surrendered, are strayed, neglected, or abused are often in dire circumstances. Without the intervention of organizations like START Rescue, they may not survive.

These animals are given a second chance at life through the dedicated efforts of animal welfare advocates, volunteers, and organizations like START Rescue. They are provided with the care, attention, and love they need to heal from their traumatic experiences and go on to live happy, healthy lives.

Learn more about START Rescue.

Visit their website at to learn more about START Rescue and how you can help.

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