I was born an animal rescuer; it’s truly the reason I was put on this Earth. As a little girl, I’d try to get my mom to let me bring home every stray dog and cat in sight.
I raised kittens, dogs, a baby squirrel, a baby bunny, countless turtles. I loved every being that would let me. Back then, I remember how devastated I was the first time I realized that not everyone was like me. I witnessed a neighbor that lived behind us kick a small Dachshund and I became unhinged. I ran into the house, screaming for my mother and we called animal control.
As I’ve grown older, I realize just how few people here in the South actually are like me.
It’s not difficult for me to explain the way I feel to someone who doesn’t share my passion, but it’s difficult for most people to understand where I’m coming from. The vast majority of people can see a dog in need, resolve to themselves that they cannot help the dog, and go about their lives as if they never saw the dog in the first place, but I stopped allowing myself to be blind to the suffering long ago. I rescue 24/7, early mornings, late nights, my state, other states, unsafe neighborhoods, etc. If there’s an animal that needs me, I will be there..
I’ve helped placed countless animals since becoming involved in rescue and personally have adopted out around 900 animals since November 2011. I stay in contact with many of my adopters via Facebook and email and get to watch these dogs and cats grow up in a loving family. I started Rock City Rescue to help fill a void that I saw here in Central Arkansas and we help every animal that we can (from dogs and cats, to birds/bunnies/reptiles!). We care for approx 200 animals every year and that’s 200 less animals entering the shelter system or being dumped on the streets unaltered.