Each week, we ask a different board member and lead volunteer the same five questions to learn more about them and how they became involved with rescue and AARF. Today’s spotlight is on AARF Foster/Medical
Coordinator Sarah Millard!
What was your first pet? I had dogs all through my childhood. My parents’ first dog Nicky was a beagle/dachsund mix, and was technically my first family dog. We also had a black lab we named Max and a shepherd husky mix my brother saved named Buddy. My first dog, my first soul mate, my first partner was named Otis. He turned out to be a St. Bernard/lab mix who was dropped off at the animal emergency center on York Road where I was working as a vet tech in college (before they moved to Cromwell Bridge Road as Pet ER.) He had gotten loose and was hit by a car so his owners brought him in, but they never picked him up. He had a pelvic fracture that healed and I offered to take him home. He was the best thing that ever happened to me. I loved him more than I could even write down into words.
How did you get involved in rescue? Otis. He passed away from bone cancer at 10 years old. Jan Laferriere thought that it may be good for my heart to foster a dog in need and thats all she wrote!
What drew you to AARF? Arika and Sally began a new rescue and approached me to be a part of their vision. I happily agreed!
What’s your favorite thing about AARF? The dedication and drama free love for animals shared by all our volunteers.
Where do you want to see AARF go? BIG time!!! I want AARF to be global and help teach the world about kindness to all creatures.