“I feel like this is my love story to the community.” That’s what Lisa Hilas says about the decision to start her non-profit, Saving Gracie. Saving Gracie is an angel fund for pets. Lisa named the organization after her 3-year-old mini Australian Shepherd but it was the tragic loss of a childhood pet in an accident that led her to the creation of the non-profit. Many pet owners are faced with the heartbreak of euthanizing their pet simply because they cannot afford medical care. Lisa realized that there were many animals in Solano County who could survive if their families only had the money to pay for their treatment.