Adriana Bradley is the founder and Executive Director of NJ Strays . She is also a dog trainer, and owner of a dog boarding facility and dog training school in New Jersey. As a business owner she wants to give back to the community that has supported her for many years. She believes sharing her knowledge and understanding of animals will increase lifesaving at a local level. NJ Strays was born as a community outreach organization outside the traditional shelter or rescue structure to help people and their pets. They believe in creating a local network where people can get involved […]
Kelly Duer joins us today and shares how she started in animal welfare. Her focus is on helping shelters and rescues increase live outcomes through the implementation of robust foster care programs. She has worked with various organizations, including Austin Animal Center, Pima Animal Care Center, Best Friends Animal Society in Houston and Maddie’s Fund
Paweenudh Suanpan is a special education teacher by day, and dog advocate by night. She started Piper’s Walk after her 6 year old chocolate lab, Piper, was killed in a car accident in June 2017. Piper and Paweenudh went everywhere together and spent a lot of time in the car, driving to swimming, hiking spots, road trips, and exploring new towns. In addition to running Piper’s Walk, Paweenudh now walks and cares for dogs on Rover, and enjoys the company of a recent addition to her family, a chocolate lab mix named River.
Kathy McGuire has been in animal rescue for more than 20 years, with 15 of those in New Jersey where she is helping animals daily. Kathy founded New Jersey Aid for Animals in 2005 where they focus on helping the animals and residents who live in low-income communities. Sweet Pea was a bait dog used in dog fighting who was left for dead on the streets of Camden, NY. Kathy and the volunteers of NJAFA immediately took Sweet Pea to the hospital to determine she had a long road ahead for recovery. She’s a fighter, fast forward 3 years and […]
What do you do when you decide it’s time to adopt a new furry family member? Do you go to a store? Look online? Adopt? Julianne Zimmer decided to adopt, but not a typical adoption. She decided to go for an animal that truly needed her- and what happened after that was unexpected and changed animal advocacy in Maryland. Never underestimate the power of doing for the greater good.
Patty has always been an animal lover and she believes she gets her love of animals from her grandmother, who she lovingly called Nanny. After spending over 16 years as a Realtor in NY, she moved to Florida where she retired with her husband. She’s been helping lost pets for the past six years and is the President and Founder of the nonprofit, Lost Pet Services, Inc. in the Sarasota/Manatee counties area of Florida. Patty also hosts a weekly radio show called, Let’s Talk Pets, which can be heard in over 148 countries. Patty and her husband, Jim, have two […]
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