​​SFAS Co-Founders

​A Little About Terri Esther

I became interested in rescue about 8 years ago when I found a lost dog wandering in my neighborhood. I had always had a soft heart for animals, especially dogs. I contacted our local animal control only to be told “if we come get her, she'll probably be put down”. WHAT! No way was I going to allow someone to put down this sweet, loving lab mix, I called Sookie. She has since passed .

I decided it was time to make some changes in our local community and try to help get these lost, unwanted pets new, loving homes. I began volunteering with our local shelter and within a year founded a rescue group in our small town. Within no time, others wanted to help. I was so excited to see so many people, just like me, wanting to help our lost pets.


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I am now a co-founder of Southern Friends Animal Society, SFAS. I consider our members and volunteers a family. We are all dedicated to saving as many pet lives as possible. It's the most rewarding life I could have ever imagined. Who rescued who, I now say.