In the fall of 2009, a non-believer friend of mine named Karen brought up a question: “Hey, if you get raptured, what happens to Frankie?” It was an excellent question, and I didn’t have an answer. Little did Karen know that I would obsess about this. And I didn’t know that Karen, while a non-believer, was considering the possibility the Rapture might happen, and what would happen to the pets left behind.

A couple weeks later Karen came back and suggested we start After The Rapture Pet Care together. She said she had asked several Christian friends the same question she’d asked me, and every one of them would pay for a service to ensure the care of their pets after the Rapture. I had also asked some fellow Christians their thoughts. In every case they wished there was a way to prepare for their pets’ survival. The key was, it had to be a legitimate service run by sincere people, not the Atheist-run joke sites that appear from time to time online. Karen and I were the perfect team for this mission.

While planning our system, we thought about the stories of pet rescues in New Orleans after Katrina. Imagine how many more pets would have been saved if there had been a database of pets and volunteers activated immediately. This is something we could do for Christian owned pets.

With the decision made to create this service, Karen began recruiting other non-Christian animal lovers nationwide to volunteer to take care of left-behind pets if the Rapture occurs. As a Christian, my role has been to put together a program that is Biblically appropriate and provides true value to Christians. I believe we’ve come up with a plan that is affordable, unique, Biblical and practical.