Pet fish aficionados in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex have a new hero in Eli Prachar. She and a partner have teamed up to create DFW Fish Rescue to take in unwanted water pets. In its first week, the pair has taken in nearly 200 fish and they’re working on a deal with a local animal shelter to expand capacity.
A series of illnesses caused her to be bedridden for about a year. About two months ago she got to the point she could get out of bed. She still can’t life heavy items or stay on her feet very long. She knows exactly what it feels like to feel forgotten and like those easy to discard fish, a bit marginalized. And, that’s how she got the idea.