Laura Flamion, President, DuPage Animal Friends and her dog Ellie. Laura and her family adopted Ellie from DCACC.
I am honored to serve as President of DuPage Animal Friends alongside other talented and dedicated volunteers. As a 100% volunteer organization we are dedicated to making DuPage County a community where all pets have a home. Our board members and volunteers have a clear vision of how we can help DCACC be a model animal sheltering facility, delivering progressive care and programs. First, we focus on putting donor dollars towards programs that have a direct impact on the animal’s lives. Providing compassionate care for the animals and making sure they are healthy and comfortable while waiting for their forever family is a priority. Second, we are all about teamwork. I like to refer to this as a ‘shared purpose’. To help our community’s animals, it takes working together with shelter staff, rescue partners, volunteers, and other members of our community with a shared purpose. This means breaking down stigmas that surround county shelters, encouraging productive conversations around animal issues, and networking to give every animal a chance. Third, our organization is one that needs to continue to innovate and be transparent. There are numerous nonprofit organizations that have similar objectives and a passion for animals. DuPage Animal Friends is committed to building a strong and open line of communication around our operations, goals, and impact. We want you to feel confident that our interests are aligned and we are being responsible stewards with your generous gifts. Above all, supporting the efforts of an open admission shelter to produce positive outcomes for animals that walk through their doors is at the core of what we work for. My fellow board members and I will hold true to these principles of compassionate care, shared purpose and transparency. Our goal is for you to be proud to say you are a friend of DuPage County Animal Care and Control. Laura Flamion President DuPage Animal Friends