Danika feels it’s time for someone new to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the organization, and is happy to hand over the day-to-day functions to Amy so she can focus on future projects.
Since its beginnings in 2009, ETSN has continued to expand, and over the years has helped get approximately 4,000 pets spayed or neutered. In 2011, the pet food pantry was added, and now assists about 500 Carter County pets each month.
The latest project, the mobile wellness care unit, is moving forward since the donation of an RV by the Glenda Taylor Delawder Charitable Trust. And through the generosity of Michael Barnett and Big John’s Closeouts, we hope to relocate operations from the Purr-ple Bus to new office space at 150 East Elk Avenue once renovations are complete.
Amy Willis grew up in the area and graduated from Happy Valley High School. She previously worked for the Unicoi Animal Shelter and is currently a Girl Scout Leader. She has rescued and fostered many animals—that’s Moose the one-eyed wonder cat in the photo with her, and you can see more of her furry friends at Sir Mewingtonworth’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/sirmewingtonworth
She brings a unique combination of personal experience and understanding of the local pet owners, and a strong commitment to improving the lives of the pets in their care, all with the goal of keeping them healthy and out of the shelter.
Amy is very excited to come on board as ETSN’s executive director, and plans to work closely with the community and volunteers to keep the programs running well. She has always been very passionate about helping people and animals, and looks forward to being a part of ETSN and serving the community and their pets.
We are very lucky to have Amy join us, and look forward to a bright future together!