TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Linda is well-known in the community as a passionate animal advocate and was recognized as the Governor's Volunteer of the Year in Marion County in 2014 for her efforts on behalf of chained and neglected dogs.
Rob is the current owner of Foxy Rug & Furniture Galleria and is a past president of Ocala Business Leaders. Rob and his wife, Debbie, have many four-legged children. Rob and Debbie have a strong passion for animals and have tried to help clean up the feral cat population in Marion County. They have personally trapped more than 60 cats and after spaying and neutering them, have found them forever homes.
Rob's goal is to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering pets so that no animals will have to suffer being alone, hungry and left to fend for themselves, a situation that is completely avoidable.
Mimi is a true Florida native, born and raised in Miami. Growing up in a big city, stray cats roamed Mimi's neighborhood and needed to be fed and cared for. So many were hungry, pregnant, sick and needed a home. That is how her passion and desire to help those pets in need grew. Mimi graduated from the University of Florida, then pursued a career in advertising design in Miami. A few years later, she and her husband moved up to Orlando, where they spent several years adopting more pets from local agencies while trying to help dogs and cats in their local community.
The past twenty-two years have been spent in Ocala, working both in the advertising field and the car business. When not busy working or raising a family, Mimi devotes time to her very spoiled rescue Corgi and six spoiled, well loved and ungrateful cats, all rescues from one place or another. Mimi's goal is to educate everyone, but especially children and young adults on the importance of spay and neutering, and that volunteering at VOCAL can make a big difference in the life of these pets.
Rick has volunteered countless hours helping local trap-neuter-return programs to reduce the number of cats being euthanized daily. He has also helped transport dogs, cats and rabbits across the country for HSUS and local rescue groups. During his travels, Rick has visited many rescue facilities including Best Friends, Peggy Adams Rescue, Dallas SPCA and Dallas Animal Services. He hopes to take what he has learned from these successful organizations and apply them to VOCAL.
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