Those of you who have stopped by the center this week may have noticed that a new face has joined our staff! We’re excited to announce the addition of our new Dog Program Manager, Susan Roberts. Our former Dog Program Manager, Laura Honeycutt, is still here to ease the transition and will be stepping down at the end of this month after leading our dog program for 5 wonderful years. Having saved the lives of 250-350 dogs a year, Laura will be missed as she moves on to her next endeavor. We thank Laura for her many years of dedication to our animals and our community, and we look forward to continuing to see her in the Second Chance family!

Like Laura, Susan is a pet parent; she is owned by two giant fur babies, Hammy Sammy (a Mastiff) and Gracie Roo (a Dane), who she absolutely adores. She has fostered many, yet particularly loves helping the scared ones blossom. Having relocated from northeast Ohio in 2018, Susan brought her passion for animal welfare and knowledge to her new community. Working as an animal control officer in Franklin County, she utilized her animal experience and rescue knowledge to improve the shelter’s animal care operations and gain the trust of the community. Susan developed and implemented the shelter’s community outreach initiatives, helping keep families and pets together! She brings a wealth of experience to the table and is excited to be a part of the Second Chance team, helping bring animals in need and families together.

Please join us in welcoming Susan to the Second Chance family! If you would like to contact her, she can be reached at