As founder of Rescue Pink, I have been volunteering and partnering with Pinellas County Animal Services since 2009 and also help other local shelters/organizations such as the Humane Society of Pinellas and Meow Now with media needs and fundraising.
My goal with Rescue Pink is to help reduce the number of euthanasias and homeless animal by promoting and helping people with spay and neuter. We have helped approx. 300 dogs and cats get fixed or with vet care in the past 3 years. We also foster animals, help people in need with vet bills and assist in rehoming pets.
I also work on animal welfare law changes. I initiated the anti-tethering law ordinance change in Pinellas County in 2014. With the help of PCAS Director Moe Freaney and Renee Rivard from the League of Humane voters, it was updated to include no unattended tethering.
In 2017, I worked with Pinellas County Animal Services Director Doug Brightwell on updating the ordinance to include stricter breeder requirements including yearly inspections, registering with the county and keeping track of sales. The law also bans sales of dogs/cats at flea markets and public places, a huge victory for the animals.
I was the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Pinellas County in 2017.
I worked with Dunedin City Commissioner Moe Freaney to initiate the ban of retail dog/cat sales (animals from puppy mills) in the city of Dunedin, which passed unanimously July 2018.
Rescue Pink also received a grant to help
with spay/neutering and preventative care
of animals in Pinellas County, and we hope
to continue making a difference in the
Founder, Rescue Pink
RESCUE PINK FOUNDER Elizabeth Olson with Victor, a bait dog that was going to be euthanized before she initiated the fight to save him. He is in a wonderful home now, scars healed.
Donations can be made through PAYPAL at RescuePink1@gmail.com
Beau – We were called about a dog living in the woods in Pasco County. He was emaciated and afraid. We partnered with trapper/rescuer Dusty Showers to trap Beau and get him to safety. We found a wonderul foster mom who ended up keeping him, and he sleeps in the bed every night with his mom and other animal siblings.
CAPTAIN–His owners didn't have the money to treat him so we have spent over $1,000 on trying to help him. He has a chronic skin condition that was not treated, ear infections and large tumors that we had removed. We are still battling the skin issue.
Katie – 12 yr. old declawed kitty abandoned and injured. No one would help her so we took her off the street and partnered with the Humane Society of Pinellas who agreed to help us. She needed her leg amputated but she is fine now in a wonderful home!