grand prize winner
Maria is the Exec. Dir. of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC), a role she has fulfilled for numerous years. She has never been paid for her work nor has she ever expected to. It is a volunteer job and she leads the organization likes she is paid millions of dollars. She is devoted to rescuing any animal in need that crosses her path. She can be accredited to helping save thousands of dogs from being euthanized. She has been the voice for many animals who have been abused. She founded GSROC as a result of her love for animals especially those who have been abused or neglected. She fulfills her Exec. Dir. position in addition to her full-time job. Her passion for rescuing animals and inspiring others to do the same makes her absolutely beautiful. GSROC is an all-volunteer organization that relies mainly on fundraisers and donations and she leads it very successfully. I don't recall her ever taking a vacation or break from rescue work to care for herself.
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