Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
After learning the harsh realities of shelter adoptions and that our area was inundated with stray and relinquished hound dogs, I founded Scarlet Oak Farms Inc. Scarlet Oak Farms is an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal sanctuary operating in Ayden, NC. Our focus is on taking some of the shelter's unadoptable hound breeds to our sanctuary and provide them with refuge and a place to heal. We are giving these animals their forever home. As Director, my 60+ hrs per week is spent on caretaking, operational tasks, groundskeeping, community outreach, social networking, and fundraising. All time, energy, and resources I provide to Scarlet Oak Farms is strictly volunteer based. Every dollar raised goes directly to the animals in our care and additional rescue efforts. Our first rescue, Scarlet, was the catalyst and reason for founding Scarlet Oak Farms. Upon learning of her cancer diagnosis in 2017, I knew her legacy would live on through the continued rescue work we're dedicated to.
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
The money would allow us to expand an additional 617 linear feet of 6ft tall galvanized chain link fencing to rescue more immediate at-risk hounds to be euthanized in our local shelters their forever home.