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Westside Rescue was founded in 2010 after Steve and Janie Partain saw a need in Fresno's homeless community. It was apparent that many of the city's homeless were struggling to support their companion animals with adequate care.

The Partains recognized the benefits of keeping these pets with their owners. They began to feed, vaccinate and spay/neuter the animals and noticed a dramatic decrease in disease and unwanted litters. Since 2010, the group has grown to a small number of volunteers who continue outreach in the downtown area biweekly.