Kristen Limbert, senior director of operations at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC), will be the guest speaker at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual meeting Wednesday, March 20, at the Shelton House Barn.
The meeting includes refreshments at 5:30 p.m., with the guest speaker and Sarge’s business meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.
The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville is the first and only facility of its kind dedicated to the study and rehabilitation of extremely fearful dogs.
This state-of-the-art facility can house up to 65 dogs at a time, and includes dormitory and teaching spaces, where shelter professionals can learn behavior modification techniques, to help behaviorally-challenged dogs become suitable for adoption.
Limbert joined the ASPCA in 2007 as coordinator for the Humane Education Department. In her ASPCA career spanning more than a decade, she has been involved in large-scale animal rescue operations, including natural disasters, dog- and cockfighting-raids, puppy mill investigations and large scale hoarding operations.
She spent six years as senior director for the ASPCA relocation team, which transported shelter animals from areas of oversupply to areasof the country where animals are needed for adoption.
In 2018, Limbert began overseeing operations for the BRC. Her team includes the animal care and enrichment staff, the volunteer manager, volunteers, veterinary support coordinator and facilities and maintenance.
The Sarge’s business meeting will include a review of the year and election of new board members. Board president Jed Lambert will report on Sarge’s 2018 progress in saving dogs and cats in Haywood County, as well as review Sarge’s financials and give a preview of events planned for 2019.
The Shelton House Barn is at 49 Shelton St., in Waynesville.
For information on Sarge’s work to save homeless dogs and cats in Haywood County, call 828-246-9050 or visit www.sargeanimals.org. “Like” Sarge’s on FaceBook to keep up with all the happy adoption news.