August 2015 - Present
Jennie has nearly two decades of cumulative professional experience in Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine, and Animal Rescue work. She has work experience in animal handling and restraint, animal behavior, animal husbandry, vaccinating, Grooming, Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Surgical Technician skills, Rabies, and Public Health.
Jennie learned most of the skills that she applies to her rescue from a combination of both her work experiences at the Vet and the animal shelter. Jennie first started fostering and rescuing rabbits from the shelter through another 501c3 nonprofit rescue group called Adopt an Angel. She jumped in by fostering many nursing litters of kittens from the shelter that were later adopted through Adopt an Angel.
Jennie has professional experience in Government Administration and working knowledge of Chapter 5 of the New Hanover County Ordinances. She is also well versed and knowledgeable of the North Carolina General Statues relating to animal law. In addition to being knowledgeable in animal law not only on the county level but the state level; she also has extensive knowledge of the rabies virus and exposure protocol.
Jennie has always had a passion for animal and animal welfare. When she was a child she was often driving her parents crazy bringing in orphaned and injured animals to help them and released them when they were nursed back to health. Today, she uses her skills to help re-write local animal laws to help strengthen the protections of the animals living in her county. Jennie gives all of her credit to God for giving her the gift to help animals in need.
Jennie is also a skilled animal photographer and takes all the public photos posted for the rabbits in the rescue that are on our online adoption sites.
Board of Director responsibilities: Active member on the board of directors that is jointly responsible for overseeing activities, voting on any matters brought to the boards attention by any member on the board of directors. The board of directors is accountable to, and might be subordinate to, the organization's full membership, which has the equal vote from all members of the board. Authorized to delegate non-board member duties.
President responsibilities: Managing and overseeing all activities of the organization in every aspect to ensure that all members of the board are actively working together in their assigned capacities aligned with the board of director’s code of ethics.
Administrative responsibility: Authorization to oversee that the assigned secretarial duties are being carried out. Authorized to answer emails on the behalf of the organization and all of our social media accounts. Authorization to have access to our shelter software database. Authorization to maintain (add/delete) adoptable animals on petfinder, adoptapet or other similar accounts that promote adoptions. Authorized to creating and maintain files, forms, and other data. Authorized to maintaining the organizational websites. Authorized to keep and maintain intake records, adoption records, medical records, volunteer records, legal forms, and kennel cards. Authorized to oversee any and all records maintained by the organization. Authorized to market adoptable animals.
Finical responsibility: Authorized to oversee the Treasurer. Authorized to open/close accounts on behalf of the organization. Authorized to purchase supplies on behalf of the organization. Access to move or transfer money to accounts and/or accounts payable. Authorized to accept payments for adoptions. Authorized to pay bills (accounts payable) and authorized to deposit money at the bank on behalf of the organization. Authorized purchasing rights on behalf of the organization to replenish any supplies needed to continue to provide for our owned animals that are maintained at partner stores; such as purchasing and disturbing food and cleaning supplies for our partner sites (fixtures housing our rabbits at the pet stores) or animals in our shelter.
Transport responsibility: Provides transportation support to and from shelters as needed, in addition to emergency veterinary transport or spay and neuter transportation. May also be responsible to refill prescriptions and make and schedule appointments to veterinarians and/or pay for any provided veterinary care or medications provided to animals owned by the organization; authorized by the board of directors.
Educator responsibilities: House Rabbit Educator. Skilled and knowledgeable speaker - capable of presenting educational segments to the public on rabbit care as needed. May appear in media, news, articles; Etc. Active public speaker on domestic rabbit welfare issues.
Adoption responsibilities: Adoption counselor. working most Saturday adoption events. Skilled adoption counselor teaching the public proper rabbit care. May schedule and meet prospective adopters for pre-arranged adoption appointments.
Other responsibilities; Bunny slave! Maintains and treats and medicates sick rabbits in isolation and assesses behavior and health of animals at time of intake to adoption. Trained veterinary technician. Skilled in nursing newborn orphaned domestic rabbits from birth to weaning age. Skilled in animal photography and responsible for taking and editing all photos of animals adopted by the organization and promoting adoption profiles on public websites. Animal Welfare Activist, house rabbit welfare activist. Public speaker and media public outreach.