“The short answer is Jody Harris-Stern.
The long answer…
I was not looking to foster or adopt a dog since I am cat foster of more than 20 yrs and haven’t had a dog in 30 yrs. But there was a dog that pulled my heart strings and by the time I inquired, he had already been saved. That is when I was bombarded (in a nice way) [with] pics and details about a dog named Missy. I said no, no, no but the sending did not give up until I agreed to give it a chance.
That is where Jody came in. She immediately pulled the dog from death row NYACC and made arrangements to get Missy to me. From the very first minute, Jody was there to hold my hand, talk me through it and reassure me the whole way.
Since then I have seen Jody give herself to the saving and caring for animals at remarkable sacrifice. I have watched Jody get unfairly accused of ridiculousness and attacked by the petty and the jealous. I have watched Jody deal with rescue issues when she was not sure her son would even be ok. I have watched her selflessly give herself to animals and friends with grace, class and overwhelming beauty. And I know that any time of the day or night that I need help, no matter what the issue, she will be there for me… as she would for all who are connected to her.
Any organization with a leader like Jody… I want to be part of.”