Notice of Sarge’s Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Meeting of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will be held Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Shelton House Barn, 49 Shelton St, Waynesville, NC. Refreshments begin at 6 PM with the Business Meeting and guest speaker from 6:30-8:00 PM.

The business meeting will include electing new Board members and approval of minor changes to the By-Laws. A description of changes to the By-Laws can be found here.

Guest speaker is Kristen Limbert the Director of the ASPCA's Animal Relocation Initiative, a program that helps facilitate the transfer of shelter animals from areas of oversupply, to areas where they are more likely to be adopted. Her resume is below.

KRISTEN LIMBERT
DIRECTOR, ANIMAL RELOCATION
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Kristen Limbert is currently the Director of the ASPCA's Animal Relocation Initiative, a program that helps facilitate the transfer of shelter animals from areas of oversupply, to areas where they are more likely to be adopted.

Kristen joined the ASPCA in 2007 as the Coordinator for the Humane Education Department. In 2009, after volunteering as a Disaster Response Team member for a year, she transitioned into the role of Operations Manager for the newly formed Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team. As a member of FIR, Kristen was involved in several large-scale animal rescue operations, including natural disasters, dog- and cockfighting raids, puppy mill investigations, large scale hoarding operations and cases of horse abuse and neglect. Kristen is a Certified NJ Animal Cruelty Investigator, and is one step away from National Certification. Through her work on the team, she also achieved certifications in Technical Animal Rescue, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, Ice Rescue, Search and Rescue, Farm Animal Handling and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Part of her role with the FIR team was to facilitate the export and placement of the hundreds of animals rescued to the partner groups that helped to find them permanent homes. It was that experience and interest that led her to her current role in April of 2011. With this new initiative, Kristen is able to focus on facilitating the rescue of animals who, while not necessarily the victims of animal cruelty, are still a population at incredible risk in shelters across the country.

Kristen was a lifelong New Yorker who continues to put her relocation skills to the test. After spending most of 2012 in New Orleans, LA, she recently moved again, this time to the Asheville area of North Carolina. She shares her home with her partner and their 8 critters, dogs Gizmo, Brody, Cupid, Deisel, Delila and Daisy, and cats, Spook and Indy.