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A Fighting Chance

Monica Ailey and the Animal Rescue Corps are helping make Texas a better place for imperiled animals

by Meda Kessler

The call went out this past January.

Spread via social media and email, the plea was simple but urgent. “Please invest in compassion and join Animal Rescue Corps.”

Monica Ailey and rescue pup

Monica Ailey, the Texas liaison for Animal Rescue Corps, and puppy Charlotte, one of the lucky ones. (photo credit: Jill Johnson)

Based in Washington, D.C., and founded by longtime animal advocate Scotlund Haisley, this nonprofit separates itself from other groups by focusing solely on investigation, rescue and education in large-scale abuse situations. The other part of Scotlund’s mission was to find good men and women to join his cause.

It was not under the best of circumstances that Scotlund met Fort Worth animal lover Monica Ailey. In August 2009, 500 dogs were taken from a pupy mill in Kaufman County. The photos and videos were horrifying, as conditions were beyond imagination. Scotlund was there, then working for the Humane Society of the United States; Monica was there because she was a veteran volunteer and trained for those types of missions. Both were there because they cared.

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2 responses to “A Fighting Chance”


  2. Maren Goltry says:

    You’ve made valid points here; many of which I agree with completely. Some I will have to think about, but you’ve done a great job.

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