I am passionate about animals, especially the homeless and unwanted.
In 2014, I founded and organized Sheltered, an art benefit for animals at risk, which was held at the Tsao Gallery at Davis Art Center, Davis, CA. The nationally curated art exhibit ran six weeks and helped raise awareness of the staggering number of homeless animals who will never find shelter. I was awarded a grant from The Pollination Project for media related to this project.
Animal Advocacy Profiles, Stories, and Articles:
- “White Dog,” Fiction, A Quiet Shelter There, anthology of speculative stories about companion animals, Hadley Rille Books, 2015. Benefits Friends of Homeless Animals.
- “Silver Hearts,” The Virginia-Maryland Dog, Fall 2013
- “Meet the Photographer,” The Virginia-Maryland Dog, Summer 2013
- “Dog Around Town,” The Virginia-Maryland Dog, Winter/Holiday 2012
- “HeARTs Speak–Synergy in Action,” The Virginia-Maryland Dog, Fall 2012
- Featured Rescue: SCDR, HeARTs Speak, September 2012
- “Don’t Let Pet Allergies Get You Down,” Culver City News, July 29, 2012
- Featured Artist: Lori Fusaro, HeARTs Speak, July 2012
- Featured Rescue: SABBR, HeARTs Speak, June 2012
- “Lucky Dog,” Essay, Modern Dog, Summer 2010
NorCal Collie Rescue
I was a board member and volunteer for NorCal Collie Rescue for many years. I fell in love with the breed after we adopted our first collie in 2007. I love all dogs and could easily foster any breed, size, or age of dog, but I decided to volunteer for collie rescue, to put my efforts toward a specific and attainable goal–with the work of many others–helping an organization that’s mission is to ensure that not one collie is left in a Northern California animal shelter or euthanized because it does not have a home.
To learn more about dog rescue organizations, check out these sites:
There are many more organizations devoted to the wellbeing of dogs and animals.
3/20/15 – 3/22/15
KODIE & PEPPER
Intake AC/Foster – 9/24/14
Pepper adopted 1/2/15!
Kodie adopted 6/7/15!
CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC, AC/Foster
4/2/14 – Sanctuary
3/20/14 – 11/14 Adopted
RIP sweet girl
DELILAH and DAISY, AC/Foster
LILLY A/C 08.28.13–Adopted.
SIMON A/C Foster
03.05.13–06. 00.13 Adopted
NOVA, courtesy foster between Taiwan and Cascade Collie Rescue
ANNA A/C Foster 12.19.12– 01.20.13 Adopted
KASSIE A/C Foster 9.9.12–ongoing Special Needs
KIKI A/C 7.19.12–9.6.12 Adopted
SILVER Foster/AC 6.10.12–8.3.12 Adopted
MICAH Foster/AC 4.24.12–5.17.12 Adopted
FINNIGAN foster/AC 3.3.12–3.19.12 adopted
NIKKA/LADY foster/AC 1.19.12–2.18.12 adopted
LUCY sanctuary 10.3.11–ongoing special needs
RIP 12.25.13 Total Sweetness
RIO/SHADOW foster 7.6.11–9.11.11 adopted
KOHL sanctuary 7.11 R.I.P.
May 2010 adopted
ANNIE foster 2009 adopted R.I.P
SMOKEY JOE adopted 2013
RUBY and JOLENE (missing) adopted 2011
RUBY RIP 2018
LUCKY DOG (aka The Little General) adopted 2009
TRACE adopted 2007
MAGGIE (my heart dog) adopted 2007-2012 R.I.P
All God’s creatures deserve to go home.