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I am a native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, born in
Charleston, raised on Wadmalaw Island, and have resided
on Johns Island for the past 32 years. For a short time
(eight months) I lived in New Orleans, La., where my son
was born in 1958.
Graduated from St. Johns High School in 1954, and attended
Coker College in Hartsville, S. C. where I obtained a two
year Business Certificate. I was a legal secretary for some
years, and then had various secretarial jobs in the fields
of manufacturing, land development, and education. For 25
years I was secretary/administrative assistant for Charleston
County Government, where I retired in 2000.
Over the years I have rescued many dogs and at one time was
caring for 10 - one of my 10, George, my chocolate lab, had
to be euthanized on October 13, 1997, because of irreversible
adverse side effects to carprofen (Rimadyl). That tragedy
changed my life. I am now dedicated to ensuring that George
did not die in vain. Through my efforts at alerting dog owners
about the possibility of severe adverse side effects, I have
met hundreds, maybe thousands whose dogs have suffered and/or
died. Together we are making a difference.