1. Giving animals a chance Part 1 - The ANNA Shelter with Ruth Thompson S4 EPS 14 Host Kim Lengling 34:48

Grab your coffee friends.

This week finds me chatting with my new best friend, Ruth Thompson, Founder and wearer of many hats of The ANNA Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to helping neglected, abused and needy animals find their forever homes.

Listen in to Part 1 as we chat about the animals, the emotional toll this work can take, and how Ruth and her amazing Team navigate each day saving animals.

Part of their mission statement is, “Giving each animal a chance – saving one animal at a time.”

“We lived in an inner city apartment when I was younger and I remember being around 7 – 10 years old and going into alleys trying to capture the stray cats and kittens so I could take them home and care for them.”

Saving animals is Ruth’s heart and her passion.

Ruth founded The ANNA Shelter twenty years ago while renting space to house animals through veterinary offices and even a flower shop.

The ANNA Shelter now has six buildings, including a barn for larger animals in need and a thrift store to help raise funds to keep the shelter going.

Tune in next week for Part 2 of this awesome conversation!


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Kim Lengling Author, Podcast Host

Sharing faith, nature, and love of animals, and as a veteran living with PTSD, Kim is passionate about spreading and sharing nuggets of Hope through all of her endeavors.

Kim uses her experience of 25+ years in the corporate world as a part of the foundation for building her dream; of writing, podcasting, hosting a radio show and sharing her story and others. Building platforms that help others to share their story and to spread Hope. The About Face Radio show, Let Fear Bounce, Tossing Nuggets of Hope, is the newest to her platforms.

She hosts the podcast Let Fear Bounce and a radio show with the same name. In addition, she hosts the TV Show, The Write Stuff, The Author's Voice with the Believe In Your Dreams TV Network. She is also a co-host of a weekly radio show, Voices4Vets, in her local area.

You can regularly find Kim walking with her rescue dog, Dexter, reading, drinking coffee, and jotting down story ideas about her Realm. In addition to writing and being the Queen of her Realm, she is a 25+ year advocate for veterans providing support through monthly care packages for over 22 years.