Meet the AAGS Advisory Committee
My name is Trouper and without question, I’m AAGS’ top model…witness the highly sought-after cap. (5-star rating!)
My mom Marcia retired from teaching and soon after, she adopted me from the SPCA. Then she joined AAGS as a board member. In my opinion, her volunteering at the shelter and with local rescues was getting ridiculous—she kept bringing home dogs! Some were fosters, but (too) many stayed. We think she’s a serial adopter.
In May of 2015 mom created AAGS’ Leg Up Program, which she ran for its first two years and for two more years after, she handled Leg Up’s Facebook presence.
What drew mom to AAGS in the first place was a shared commitment to promoting pet wellness and ending animal cruelty. Low-cost spay and neuter is a huge part of that. So, in November, 2018, mom joined a handful of friends in founding a new nonprofit, Fixing to Help; she's president. Fixing to Help assists low-income households by covering the cost of spaying and neutering their pets.
Personally, I’ve retired from modeling, but I’m super proud that AAGS keeps growing and going strong.
Joan Antczak, Founding Member
Info about Joan
Info about DeeDee
Info about Jan
Info about Judith
Linda Young, Founding Member
Info about Linda
Info about Robin
I was born in Corning NY. I attended Corning Community College and Tompkins Cortland Community College. I am married and have three children and six grandchildren. My family's pets have always been homeless cats or kittens or a dog from a rescue organization.
In 2007 I moved to Cicero and became involved with cat and kitten rescue with the Central New York Cat Coalition and I am a board member.
In 2010 I became involved with a group of women who were going to court in support of a cat rescuer being sued by a neighbor because cats were going in the neighbor's yard. The women wanted to form an organization to advocate for animals' rights and to raise money for a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. In 2011 we became the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse.
The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.