McLovin was taken in by the Norfolk Animal Care Center in Virginia after killing a cat while out on a walk with his new owner. Second Chance Rescue (SCR), which had rescued McLovin and gotten him adopted, contacted Schill to see if he might be able to help.
"I followed the McLovin story and I tried to help, but being an attorney in Arizona there was not much I could do," Schill said.
Unfortunately, McLovin ended up being put down, and the handling of his situation is still under investigation.
"Once I heard McLovin was killed, I was very upset and angry. I wanted to change this into a positive," Schill said.
Frustrated by the way so many dogs get judged too quickly, Schill decided he wanted to help another dog in honor of McLovin and Mickey. Schill learned of a dog named Rocket whom SCR wanted to rescue, but needed the funds to do it. That's where Schill knew he could help.