Location: South Kingstown, RI
Job: Elderly Home Care Agency Owner
Fondest memory: Taking my daughter to Disney for the first time to celebrate her 8th birthday
Wildest dream: To live in a world where there’s more love and compassion toward one another especially toward the elderly, children and animals
Proudest moment: Watching my daughter sing at the Cathedral with the Prout High School Chorus
Biggest Challenge: To empty the shelters
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: I had my first experience with LGAR over 3 years ago when my daughter and I were looking to temporarily foster a dog. I thought it would be a great experience for her and a good way to spend our summer. I contacted a few other rescue organizations but their process was somewhat complex and it never materialized. That’s when I replied to a LGAR post on Instagram and was immediately contacted by Danielle. My application was approved promptly and I was offered to foster Geraldine, a little white chihuahua mix that was unable to walk and was on the urgent list at the NYCACC. She didn’t have much time left and without hesitation I said yes. Jody herself drove from CT to meet us in RI and handed her to my daughter and I. Jody didn’t spare a dime in providing all the treatment available in the attempt to make her better and possibly walk again. She invested in a wheelchair, braces, acupuncture and hydrotherapy. We drove her to appointments all summer long. Unfortunately, we were not able to help her walk again but she got healthier and is able to enjoy her little life despite the fact she’s not ambulatory. She goes on rides on her wheelchair, she plays with toys, she eats healthy and she feels safe and loved. LGAR is an organization that I can trust and now in this new role I’m able to help placing rescued dogs into loving families and at the same time bring so much joy into these caring families lives. It’s encouraging and heartwarming meeting all the compassionate individuals that are out there so willing to welcome a rescue dog into their homes and hearts.