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About LWHA

Long Way Home is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization saving animals regardless of age, health, or species. Some may be healthy pets in an over-capacity shelter, some may need serious veterinary care or rehabilitation, others may be animals used for medical experiments or sold for meat slaughter overseas.

Our foster-based, volunteer, rescue runs exclusively on public donations, and 100% of donations are tax deductible and used for animal care and to ensure we are able to save as many animals as possible.

(Please note: LWHA works exclusively with animals shelters and partner rescue groups domestically and abroad, but unfortunately, does not accept owner surrenders or strays.)

Meet Our Team

While we are a huge foster network, read about just a small part of our rescue organization. Our staff is responsible for new animal intake, foster coordination, fundraising, marketing, finding forever homes and much more!

STAFF

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April Plemons

Founder & Director

The heart and engine of our mission--April does our marketing, fundraising, accounting, intake, adoptions, medical decisions, and day-to-day operations.

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Kellye Patterson

Transport Coordinator

Kellye helps with all business aspects, but her passion lies in helping transport adopted animals all across the country to their new homes.

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Debbie Murillo

Foster Coordinator

A jack of all trades, Debbie's primary focus is anything foster related from foster management, to inventory, and records management.

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Lauren Warliga

Merchandise Designer

From her home state of NC, Lauren designs much of our merchandise, helps with auctions, and manages our web store. She has 3 senior rescues of her own who have beds right on her work desk.

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Suzy Pryor

Website Maintenance

Suzy is a foster, donor, website administrator, developer, blogger, and volunteer and so much more, and we are glad to have her on board!

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Mama Nutmeg

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Mama represents the best of us. A senior chi rescued from a hoarder, she spreads a positive message and educates people on the importance of senior rescue. Follow @mama.nutmeg on Instagram!

Want to get involved?

Whether you want to foster, adopt, volunteer, fundraise, sponsor, or help in other ways, contact us so YOU can be a part of our international life saving mission!