Meet the Global Strays Staff
Elizabeth (Liz) became involved in animal rescue in her early twenties when she adopted her first dog: Rusty, a Shiba-Inu rescue who came from a kill shelter in Kentucky. This began her strong affinity for all animals, and she soon became a foster mom for pitbulls who were scheduled to be euthanized at New York City’s Animal Care & Control Centers. Years later, she began traveling outside of the United States and was shocked by the overpopulation crisis of stray animals and the suffering of working animals.
On her first trip to Nicaragua, Liz began seeking out local animal rescuers and veterinarians in an attempt to learn more about the stray and working animals that seemed to be everywhere she turned. Liz was immediately moved and inspired by their dedication and passion for animals despite not having the resources they needed for their work, largely due to a lack of funding. Global Strays emerged from her desire to help these rescuers, local veterinarians, economically disadvantaged pet owners, and their communities.