A UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION
Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely. For 30 years, PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.
Throughout his career, Dr. Earl Strimple, a Washington, D.C. veterinarian, witnessed the bond between animals and humans and saw the benefits it gave to families. Eager to explore other ways that society could benefit from the power of the human-animal bond, he founded PAL in 1982.
St. Francis Center is a center for healing and its founder, Rev. Willam Wendt, also witnessed the remarkable ability of pets to ease grief. PAL's pilot program at the St. Francis Center brought comfort to the newly bereaved, and as time passed, this effort expanded to additional sites and became the PAL Pet Visit Program.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Earl O. Strimple, D.V.M.
Founder & Chair
American Veterinarian Medical Association
C. Madison (Brick) Brewer, Esq.
Highsaw, Mahoney & Clarke, P.C.
Senior Portfolio Manager
International Wealth Specialist
Global Wealth Management
Real Estate Management
Pet Visit Group Leader
Pet Visiting Group Leader
Chief Executive Officer
Manager of Nonprofit Programs and Learning
American Society of Association Executives
Director of Community Relations
YMCA National Capital
Audit Manager/Senior Manager
Reznick Group, P.C.