Townsville local Nicky here! I started fostering dogs in 2015 and became a dog coordinator in 2020. As a dog coordinator, I have a team of foster carers who I manage to make sure everyone is at adoption days, has their vet work up to date, any pick-ups or drop offs to appointments and meet and greets and answer any questions the foster carers have. I've had a love for animals since my first pet, a guinea pig named Ash. Knowing that I can help save animals and seeing how much they grow both physically and mentally through care and training is the most rewarding part of my role.
One case especially stands out to me as being my favourite- Peppers. She arrived in our care from Innisfail with a broken leg that we managed to save. She is so lovely, and I fell in love with her as soon as I met her.
In addition to my soft spot for cattle dogs, I am obsessed with zebras and giraffes because I think they are so beautiful with all their different stripes and spots. My days are filled as a cook, pet sitter and dog walker in addition to my role with Angel-Paws, that is until I win the lottery which I'd use to pay off my house and travel the world. But until then, you can find me going on adventures and getting a coffee with my dogs or enjoying a good Italian or Mexican meal.
Hi guys! My name is Kristen Leedie and after volunteering for Angel-Paws for five years (started in 2016 as a dog and cat foster carer) I have stepped up as a Dog Coordinator.
Originally I started fostering as me and my family wanted to get a pet, but we decided that we would like to give all the love we had share to as many animals as possible and help them find their forever homes while doing so. Letting go of my fist foster dog was hard, but seeing how loved he is now made the tears I shed worth it.
Outside of being an Angel-Paws' Coordinator I am also a teacher and a mom of five ranging from 7-17 years of age. I am a big family person and I just love seeing my kids play sport in my free time.