Help us care for our shelter animals until they find their forever homes...

OVER 28,000 ANIMALS SAVED SINCE 2001!

Ruth Rasmussen

Cat Facility Manager

Sammie's Friends Staff Members

Dina Jacopi

Marketing/Promotions

Website Master

Debbie Freele

Dog Operations Manager

Animal Care Giver

Adoption Specialist

Beverley Mercier Ward

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer

Lisa Beard

Dog Kennels Manager

Alex Maloney

Dog Operations Manager

Adoption Specialist

Fundraising Developer

Ash Rhodes

PetPoint

Adoption Specialist


Phil Yonge

Kennel Attendant

Dog Walker Scheduler

Evan Walsh

Kennel Attendant

Animal Care Giver

Assistant Trainer

Maintence Coordinator

Amanda Siciliano

Kennel Attendant

Cat Care Giver


Liz Taylor

Financial Director

Mitch Ward

Safety Officer

Brigette Falwell

Kennel Attendant

Animal Care Giver

Leah Taylor

Accounting Specialist

Rory Painter

Cat Care Giver

Lorie Hennessy

Shelter Director


Sammie’s Friends Vision

A safe and caring place for neglected, abandoned, and abused animals to be cared for and rehabilitated, when necessary, and adopted as quickly as possible into loving homes.

Sammie’s Friends Organizational Values


~ Commitment for doing the best things for the animals

~ Sound fiscal policy

~ Commitment to excellence in everything we do

~ Respect for all -animals, volunteers staff and the public

~ A high value placed on safety for the animals,

     volunteers, staff and the public

~ Open and honest communication, focused on mutual

     problem solving and follow-up

~ An open collaborative management style

~ Strong commitment to teamwork