They have names like Mona Lisa, Pretty Girl, Tula, Punk,Timex and

General Patton.

What makes them unique, beyond their names, are that they are all

animals once homeless and wandering on Pomona’s streets but now living

with loving families thanks to a group of students at Western University

of Health Sciences.

WesternU Companion Animal Rescue, better known as WeCARe, is a

division of the student chapter of the Association of Veterinarians for

Animal Rights. The group is made up of College of Veterinary Medicine

students with the goal of decreasing the homeless and unwanted animal

population in Pomona.

In the short time the group has been working, 52 dogs and cats