In 2012 Merilyn McGhee made a life-changing trip to Arlington to adopt a pit bull mix who was scheduled to be euthanized.
This trip ignited the spark that fueled her passion for animals, and pushed her to start Jethro Homeward Bound Pets. Jethro exists “to rescue, provide a safe haven, and re-home pets that are scheduled to be euthanized at shelters.”
During Jethro’s short time in Alpine, it has been fortunate enough to save the lives of over 250 cats and dogs, along with a potbelly pig named Tink. The goal of Jethro is to not replace local shelters or humane societies, but partner with them to help minimize the euthanasia of cats and dogs. Through the efforts of Jethro and many local volunteers, the Alpine Humane Society has not been forced to euthanize a single cat or dog in over four years.
Jethro has made an impact through the hard work and dedication of its volunteers.