For decades I have been involved in animal rescue and fostering. I have experience with nearly every aspect, including graphic design, fund raising and event planning, community outreach, marketing, web development, database, kitten fostering, spay/neuter and program coordinator.
I have extensive animal care experience including basic vet tech skills (medicating, vaccinations, sub-q fluids, wound care, birthing and newborn care, etc.).
I grew up on a farm with a wide variety of animals. For several years I ran the horse programs at children’s summer camps, caring for a string of horses, teaching horseback riding (certified horsemanship instructor) and leading trail rides in the Colorado Rockies, North Carolina Appalachian Mountains.
I regularly photograph animals at local shelters for adoption.
A good photo is critical for success. I offer a shelter photography program that increases adoptions and doubles as a year-round fundraiser/outreach program.
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I have worked with Spaymart for over 20 years designing and coordinating fundraising materials design (mailers, newsletters, brochures), photography, website, database, event planning, computer training and consulting.
KITTEN FOSTERING/FELINE MIDWIFE
FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON ANIMAL SHELTER KITTEN FOSTERING PROGRAM [2002 – 2007]
COORDINATOR, SHELTER LIAISON AND FOSTERER. Coordinated intakes, fosterers, vets and adoptions for as many as 120 kittens and cats at a time. Wrote Access database tracking program. Fostered newborn kittens and cats. Experienced in bottle feeding, birthing, medicating, adoption, distressed animal handling, kitten taming, feral spay/neuter.
ANIMAL FOCUS NETWORK
In 2005 I founded Animal Focus Network. No single organization can handle the magnitude of the responsibilities facing them. We must work together, in a coordinated joint effort. If each organization can concentrate on their piece of the puzzle and share the load, success is possible. Conceived, compiled and designed a comprehensive online “yellow pages” directory of over 1800 animal-related programs and services listed provided by 1300+ animal rescue organizations and companies in Louisiana and beyond, including humane societies, adoption centers, vets, pet stores, groomers, and more.