October 3, 2012
I first deployed with RedRover (as United Animal Nations) in 2009, assisting in the care of over 400 pit bulls seized in the largest dog fighting bust in United States history. Seeing these beautiful dogs, some with horrific injuries and illnesses, and witnessing their beautiful spirits as well as their ability to forgive and love touched me and changed my life forever. Since that time I have deployed on another 12 rescues, from natural disasters like the Joplin tornado to puppy mill seizures, hoarding cases and cruelty/neglect cases. I have helped care for dogs, cats, horses, birds, goats, rabbits, and many other species of animals in that time. All of these animals have touched my heart and after witnessing so many cases, I wanted to have a larger impact. So in 2011 I applied for and was accepted as a Board member for RedRover. I always knew what a great group of people we had in the field with the RedRover Repsonders but had never met any of the other staff of RedRover. To say I was impressed is a huge understatement; every person on the staff is totally committed to and dedicated to the RedRover mission. I would put them up against the executive team of any Fortune 500 company! And not only are they good "animal people," they are also excellent "people people." I am proud and honored to be a part of this organization and look forward to having an impact on more animals (and people) in the future.
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