I've always had a big soft spot for animals, but an even bigger place for animals no one wanted or worse yet, one's that have been abused. Animals have always been a part of my life and I have found them to be more trusting and honest than any human I've ever met. They have no hidden agendas. It is a sheer joy to feed, care and live with the animals here.

I saw first hand the effect animals can have on sick children with the death of my little sister in 1967. This I am sure is what drove me to open The ARK to other children with special needs. I simply pray this place will always be here long after I leave.