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 "speuter" the animals and have been going ever since. They have been joined by a small group of volunteers and now go downtown every week to continue their mission.