Name: Susan Basile
Name: Rosalie Bonney
Organization helped: City of Nashville, GA Animal Shelter
Reason for nomination: When Rose took over for the Nashville Animal Shelter, she had to re-establish contact with all the local (and non-local rescues) in a never-ending quest to save as many animals as humanly possible. She treats each soul who crosses her door with the love and hugs many have never experienced. She constantly reaches out to rescues for safe placement of her dogs and cats. She posts photos and videos daily on social media to spread awareness of animals needing loving homes. When city funds are short, which is a daily hurdle in this small rural community, she posts asking for donations of funds, food, blankets, toys, and anything to make the lives of her animals better. She involves herself in local spay and neuter programs, which we all know is the key to eliminating pet population explosions. She continues to smile and be so kind in the face of daily heartbreak and she is truly inspiring. There are so many animal heroes, and it seems the larger cities get the most recognition. Rose is every ounce the hero in the small town of Nashville that one could find anywhere.