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Disaster Responder

Disaster Responder

Warzone Rescuer

Warzone Rescuer

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Terri Lee Crisp

My website is where I share what I'm most passionate about - animals and art.  Becoming a full-time artist in 2014, has allowed me to combine these passions by creating unique ink drawings of dogs and cats, as well as other types of animals.  Prior to pursuing a long postponed artistic career, for 31 years I volunteered and worked for animal welfare organizations.  The majority of this time was spent training first responders and coordinating 71 rescue and shelter operations for animals affected by disasters throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan, Poland, Romania and Sri Lanka.

In 2007, I took on a different challenge.  I worked for an international animal non-profit at the time. A U.S. soldier serving in Iraq emailed the organization, desperate for help getting the dog he had befriended to his home in the states.  I was given the job of trying to determine if this was even possible.  It took me nearly 4 months to figure out this incredibly complicated logistical challenge.  My determination paid off though. On February 14, 2008, I arrived at Dulles International Airport with Charlie.  Between 2008 and 2014, I made a total of 49 trips to Iraq, resulting in 531 dog and cats, plus one donkey, having a new life in the states with the kindhearted service member who couldn't leave their wartime buddy behind.

Actually, I do have a third passion.  Story telling comes naturally for me whether I'm writing or speaking the words.  I have been blessed to have some truly unique life experiences.  That is why I have written and had published three books.  Out of Harm's Way, Emergency Animal Rescue Stories and No Buddy Left Behind can be purchased wherever books are sold.


Out of Harm's Way

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Tin Wall

Recent Drawings

Tin Wall

Getting Acquainted


Meet Zach!

He is one contented dog sitting mighty pretty on his pillow, with a favorite toy right alongside of him.

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