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Laurie Angel

I attended Berry College and I loved the Rome area so I settled here. In March 2008 I joined Compassionate Paws. My German Shepherd, Auggie, turned out to be a very good partner to visit with. Auggie’s strong areas were hospice visits and anything to do with kids. I’m still visiting with dogs related to Auggie today. Compassionate Paws is a wonderful group of people who care about their community and helping others. When you visit with your Pet Partner I believe we receive more in return than we give. I love being an evaluator and meeting the prospective handlers and animals.

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Misty Rigas

I am from Rome and after graduating from The University of Georgia I came back to live and work.  I began my journey with Compassionate Paws, Inc. at the beginning of 2020 with my Pet Partner Louis.  Being a part of Compassionate Paws has been such a rewarding experience and a wonderful way to give back to my community.  Louis and I visit hospitals, nursing homes, memory care facilities, senior living facilities, colleges and participate in community events.  Once I got involved with Compassionate Paws I kept looking for other ways to contribute.  Louis and I are an Animal Assisted Crisis Response team (AACR) and I am now an Evaluator.  I love what we do and love meeting all the people we come into contact with through this journey.

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