Kristie Wood

President

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Our Mission

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Kristie Wood is a seasoned volunteer and has been involved in helping homeless pets since the summer of 2004. She got her start when she was invited to join a local rescue group as a dog handler after their volunteer coordinator noticed her hanging around to play with the dogs at their adoption events. She jumped at the chance and was soon attending every event, became the event attendance coordinator, and a foster mom. From there she volunteered with other all breed rescues, a ferret rescue, a rabbit rescue, a pit bull specific rescue, and a municipal shelter. ​

As a municipal shelter volunteer, she wore many hats. She was a dog kennel volunteer, dog and cat foster, a new volunteer mentor, and was the first person to write bios for as many dogs on the adoption floor as possible. Before she wrote the bios, very few dogs had any information on the shelter website or on their kennel cards. Now, bios are a standard part of the shelter marketing strategy for both dogs and cats. She also took advantage of the many classes offered by the shelter to learn about training, behavior, safe handling, matching dogs with adopters, and participated in Aimee Sadler's Playing for Life training.

From there, Kristie went on to found her own small non-profit, Admiral's Advocacy. Her mission is to offer guidance to pet parents when they face obstacles that threaten their family dynamic and their pet's place in it. 


You can contact Kristie by emailing kristie@friendsofloudounanimals.org.

The FLCAS Leadership Team

Our Strategic Goals

Debbie Cea

Treasurer

Patty Keating

Vice President

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The Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services is a nonprofit, independent animal welfare organization dedicated to raising funds for, and providing support to, the animals and programs of Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS).

Debbie Cea has spent over a decade volunteering for non-profits within her Loudoun County community.  She has been a volunteer member with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) for over 8 years, where she has held the office of Treasurer, and prior to that, Assistant Treasurer for the last four years.  In this role she creates and manages multi-million dollar annual budgets, to ensure Fire and Rescue personnel have the tools and training available to them needed to keep the community safe. She also works with AVFRD Membership, to on-board and train new volunteers to the organization.


She has previously served on the non-profit Board for Ameriprise Financial Services to ensure excellence in financial services provided to clients, and as the Secretary for the Finance Committee within her HOA.  Debbie has served as a Loudoun County Election Official for over 10 years, assisting community members exercise their right to vote.


In her corporate career, Debbie ran multi-million-dollar custom software development programs, where among other aspects, she held responsibility for managing project profit and loss, and client financials.  Her corporate positions were held at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EDS.


Her love of animals has taken her to shelters in Montgomery, County (MD), Fairfax County (VA), and Jefferson County, (WV) to adopt her pets, and now is thrilled to volunteer time to help animals within Loudoun County find their own forever home, like her latest adoption of Mali. 

You can contact Debbie by emailing debbie@friendsofloudounanimals.org.

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Raise awareness of LCAS’ life saving programs and community services


Strengthen the connection between the community and LCAS in order to benefit pets and people in need

 

Raise funds to supplement LCAS initiatives geared toward bettering the lives of shelter pets, increasing their adoptability, and allowing LCAS to create or maintain progressive programs that help homeless pets in need


Promote shelter pet adoptions!


Patty Keating new to Loudoun county but a native of Virginia. She is the Regional Leader for Hair Cuttery, where she has had a successful career for 35 years. She was an active volunteer throughout her son's school career, fundraising for his school and sports teams, and her experience will aid us at FLCAS with recruiting volunteers and as a board member.

Patty lives in Aldie with her husband of 34 years, their chocolate lab Abby, and grand doggie Beamer.
She understands the medical needs of animals, as she's had dogs her whole life, and is excited to be a part of making sure the shelter pets of Loudoun County are able to get the best care possible.


You can contact Patty by emailing patty@friendsofloudounanimals.org.