Sarah Richards has worked with a diverse population over her twenty-one years as a social work professional. She earned her Master’s in Social Administration at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah had the wonderful opportunity of case managing and providing individual and group therapy to veterans and individuals with severe mental illnesses. She supervised programs with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness for every individual which has now extended this professional passion to ending homelessness for all living beings.
Sarah has a huge heart full of empathy and compassion for animals. She is always on guard saving animals, for example, by coaxing a dog off the medium of a major highway on Christmas, starting her own Trap, Neuter and Release program at her place of employment, driving hours to take FIV/leukemia positive cats, that would otherwise be euthanized, to their forever homes, crawling in a full dumpster to rescue baby raccoons and allowing grass to grow over two feet tall to not disturb a family of mourning doves.
Sarah has attended numerous workshops on animal behavior, grant writing, and starting a sanctuary. Sarah now brings this knowledge, compassion and commitment to her position as Vice Chair of the Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary.