Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE) Team

Meet our Board of Directors

Trisha Crowley, board member at Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

Trisha Crowley


Board of Directors

I have spent the better part of the last 22 years in animal rescue. I also have several years of experience working in small animal hospitals as a technician and surgery assistant. Building a non-profit organization to improve quality of life for animals has always been my life's mission. Focusing on the rural and low income areas really allows us to make an impact on the extreme overpopulation in the south. 

“The only way to create a no-kill nation is to stop the cycle where is starts. Spay & Neuter." 

Laura Prechel

Vice President & Transport Director

Board of Directors

I love saving dogs, spending time with my hubby and new pup and grabbing an iced coffee and sticky bun at Marcy Jo’s Bakery. 


“Dogs are the most resilient and forgiving creatures.”

Christine Isaacs, board member at Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

Christine Isaacs

Secretary & Treasurer

Board of Directors

I love long walks with my dogs, a good book, a hot bath and time spent with friends. Oh! And tequila.


“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  ~ Charles Shultz

Duane Gayle

Web Director

Board of Directors


I love my rescue dogs, family time (human and canine), writing songs, creating things, and Star Wars.  


"My dog reminds me everyday that good still exists."

Team Members

Ellen Ness, Events Director at Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

Ellen Ness

Events Director

My passions are dogs and events and I’m very grateful to RARE to get to combine them. I also love spending time with my church family and my friends, and I need Chick-fil-a like I need air.

“Dog hair is my glitter.”


Cattery Director

I love animals, and RARE allows me to spend lots of time with the cats.  So people call me the cat lady.

"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort"  ~ James Herriot

Kate Siller

Medical Assistant

Animals have been my passion since I was a child! I have worked in the veterinary profession for over 8 years and have spent the last several years involved in animal welfare and rescue efforts. 

“Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.”  ~ Jane Goodall

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