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: Zelda

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After being carelessly dumped on a country road, sweet Zelda suffered from severe malnutrition and she had to painfully drag her wounded leg behind her. Despite this cruel act by humans, Zelda was calm, gentle and sweet from the moment we met her. She held her tail high and purred when we first took her into A4A. She instantly knew she could trust us. From the very start, she loved to sit on our laps…she loved to be loved. After top of the line veterinary care, excellent nutrition and around the clock love and attention from her A4A volunteer foster home, Zelda made a full recovery and was adopted into the most loving home, to call her very own. She not only shares her forever home with incredibly wonderful humans, but also with four canines. Sweet Zelda always dreamed of having a forever home to call her own- a home where she is loved, cherished and welcomed. A happy ending indeed!