Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
Elaine West has been encouraging compassion and inspiring change for over 20 years without any compensation, in fact, every dime she makes, she gives to help animals living on very modest means and not enjoying any social life! But if you asked her, she doesn't feel a bit put out by it, she wishes she had more to help because there are so many animals living in situations of cruelty, neglect and abuse that she cannot help. When asked what she wants, she only wants to do more for the innocent victims. After losing her husband suddenly in 2015, a disabled Elaine who lives with chronic pain, could have quit and given up. But that is not in her, instead she has risen to the occasion and created a magical sanctuary that her husband would be proud of. Her goal is to buy a bigger property in the Orlando area to reach more people from around the world with the message of compassion for ALL animals by sharing her amazing sanctuary and awesome animals with them. No one deserves it more.
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
The money would be used to help spay, neuter and provide fencing for rescued pet pigs that would have homes or could stay in their homes if the people who had them, found them or were to adopt them could afford the surgery and the fencing and shelter for them. This is the greatest need right now.