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Kathy Fitch, President

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

Kathy Fitch, President

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Founder of HPR and involved in animal rescue for over a decade, Kathy has worked to decrease euthanasia of sheltered animals through local adoption and development of a strong transport program.     Kathy also works as a Nurse Anesthetist at the Batson Children's Hospital.

Susan Weed, Secretary

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

Kathy Fitch, President

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Serving as a volunteer for the transport program since 2016, Susan has functioned in many roles in addition to her role as Secretary -  including fostering, transport driver, and self-described "Night Shift Supervisor."  Susan also works in the loan department at Delta Bank.    

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

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Jay is a founding partner at Fitch & Associates, one of the nation's largest public safety/emergency service consulting groups.    In addition to his volunteer roll as Treasurer, Jay cares for the rescued horses  and volunteers to drive transports when time permits.

Bobby Meason, Director

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

Joseph (Jay) Fitch, Treasurer

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Bobby is the recently retired CEO of a successful company.    He is very active in community affairs and brings a strong independent businessperson's view to the Board.    

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

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Senator Dearing served on the Mississippi State Senate for over 30 years and joined the HPR Board after he retired from the Senate in 2019.    He was the author of the state's tougher anti-cruelty legislation and longtime legal advocate for anti-cruelty laws and increased penalties for offenders

Our Wonderful Staff Members

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

Senator Bob Dearing, Director

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Kirsten Cole

Star Hardin

Jenna Williams

Our wonderful Animal Care Techs who make sure that all of the little guys are taken care of each day.

Yes, they are all puppy huggers!

Attending Veterinarian:  Dr. Tom Borum