Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.

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Leadership

Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.

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Contact Information:
Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.
PO Box 13
Xenia, OH 45385

Stacey Ritz, M.Ed.
Executive Director & Co-Founder

Stacey Ritz, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and co-founder of a 501c3 non-profit organization – Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.- benefiting animals in need. Stacey is a national expert in the human-animal bond and in the social/emotional rehabilitation of companion animals.

An alumni of The Op Ed Project’s – Write to Change the World, Ritz is an award-winning freelance writer, author and blogger Ritz’s publications on animal welfare issues appear frequently in: CAT FANCY Magazine, Rescue Me Magazine, Dog Living Magazine, Yahoo!, American Pet Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul books – and many more. Her latest book, Pawsitive Connection (Rockville Publishing) is a collection of short stories demonstrating the mystical ways rescue animals find us when we need them the most. Be sure to check out her blog: Kitties in the City.

 

Amy Beatty
Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder

AMYa Amy Beatty is the CFO and co-founder of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.- a 501c3 non-profit volunteer-based organization, benefiting animals in need. Beatty is an expert in TNRM (Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage) techniques, assisting feral cat colony caretakers and the feral cats themselves. A leader in the No Kill Movement, Beatty works tirelessly to educate, promote and inspire animal shelters, county pounds and communities to embrace life-saving, humane techniques of rescuing, rehabilitating, altering and ultimately adopting pets into well-matched forever homes.

Beatty is an enthusiastic member of Team A4A in our annual 5k and Half marathon running event fundraisers, helping to raise much needed funds for a plethora of programs that benefit local animals in need- including but not limited to: Greene County Pet Food Pantry, Spay It Forward Program, Seniors to Seniors Adoption Program, Feral Cat Program and more. In addition to her work with A4A, Beatty is the co-founder/operator of Greene County Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service.

 

Featured Success Story

Featured Success Story: Lucy

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Lucy was trying her best to survive as a stray on the streets. A local factory owner did not like that she stepped onto his property looking for food and love, and he began to shoot at her. A local resident witnessed the incident and began working hard to gain Lucy’s trust. In search of help for this sweet feline, A4A was called and stepped up to rescue Lucy. Lucy was terrified when she first entered her A4A foster home and her volunteer foster family worked each and every day to gain her trust. Her hair was matted with knots which most certainly were painful to the long-haired feline. After a grooming visit, multiple veterinary visits, great nutrition and with lots of love, attention and care from her A4A foster family, Lucy made a full recovery and learned not only to love and trust humans, other cats and dogs- but she learned to play with toys, to enjoy bathing in the sunlight that beamed through the windows each day, she learned how great it is to sit on a lap and to snuggle. Lucy was adopted to an incredibly loving Ohio Family where she shares her home not only with humans, but with a feline sibling as well. Within an hour of her adoption, Lucy had made herself comfortable by sitting on her humans’ laps and sharing lots of love with each of them. Lucy truly found a purr-fect home and we couldn’t be happier for Lucy and for her forever family…what an amazing journey Lucy has had and now she knows with certainty that she is safe and loved forever.