March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, but it doesn’t have to be March 17th for me to feel lucky.

I have been part of the Rhode Island SPCA for over 12 years now, with my journey beginning in 2008 as a volunteer. About a year later, I was given, what I still consider the opportunity of a lifetime, when I was offered employment as their Humane Law Enforcement Officer.

Never would I have imagined, that someday I would be the leader of an organization that is so rich in history and with a mission that I am so passionate about.

Every day I feel lucky, that I am in a position to make a difference in the lives of so many animals. Every day I feel lucky that I have an amazing staff and volunteers that are dedicated, compassionate and genuinely care about each and every animal they care for.

And every day I feel lucky that the Rhode Island SPCA has a following of generous and devoted supporters like you, that have allowed us to continue our mission for 150 years.