Trisha Kennamer, a resident of Henagar, Alabama, has become a true friend to animals over the past eight months. Up until a couple of years ago, she spent the majority of her time home-schooling her kids, but the youngest was set to graduate. She began to think of different directions in which to go, but ultimately, her love of animals won over.
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Kennamer joined an acquaintance on a trip to transport dogs from a high-kill shelter to another shelter, and suddenly realized her calling. Whenever puppies arrive at the high-kill shelter in Dekalb County, the director of the adoption center, Leslie Ledbetter, calls Kennamer. At this point, the puppies haven’t left the intake room and are less at risk for catching diseases on the main shelter floor. Kennamer then drives to the shelter, bathes the pups, and then drives them to her home. Once there, she gets them vaccinated and de-wormed.
She keeps them there to monitor their health and then transports them to no-kill shelters and rescues in Georgia. So far, she has saved the lives of 264 puppies, including two that managed to wiggle their way into the Kennamer family’s hearts. She even rescued a rabbit along the way as well. Recently, she spied one of the pups she saved on the Puppy Bowl and was overcome with joy. She learned that Gordon has been adopted and reiterated that this is why she does what she does. Thank you for being a true animal hero, Trisha!