Our History

In 2013, three women who were fostering animals through the same rescue organization decided to hold an impromptu meeting over drinks to discuss concerns they had about the organization and potential solutions. These women were very like-minded and ultimately decided that they would start their own rescue organization and run it the best way they knew how, based on their collective, previous experiences. Enter, One Love Animal Rescue Group. In their first year of operation, 63 adoptions were completed. 

In 2018, One Love Animal Rescue Group celebrated it’s 5-year anniversary by quadrupling the number of adoptions completed in the calendar year compared to their first year of operation; a sign of impressive growth! At any given time, One Love Animal Rescue Group has an average of 60 animals in our care, which is more than many shelters! One Love’s success can be attributed to our amazing village of fosters, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters. None of this would be possible without that village, and the animals thank you with every wag of their tail.

MEET THE BOARD

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Dawn Hullings

President and Director of Operations

Dawn has been involved in animal rescue since 2007, when she and her husband, Dan, fostered their first dog. Since then, over 200 dogs have been fostered at the Hulling’s household. Dawn continued to follow her dream of rescuing homeless animals, and in 2013, co-founded One Love Animal Rescue.

Dawn graduated from University of Delaware with a BSN, and puts her medical knowledge to use in evaluating and monitoring injured, ill and senior pets. Dawn’s motto is “help where we can when we can.” Dawn and Dan currently share their home with her four personal dogs; Jimmy the pit bull, Maxi the Border Collie, Winston the Pom-mix and Dexter the Doxy- JRT mix, plus several fosters. Dawn has two adult daughters that share her passion of animal rescue, and help out when they are able.

Jane Gaidecski

sECRETARY

Jane began volunteering with One Love in 2016 after adopting Penny, a beagle that was surrendered by her owner, from One Love Animal Rescue. Since that time, Jane has fostered over 135 dogs for One Love!  Jane is also active in the several of One Love’s committees and a volunteer at all of the rescue’s events.

Jane has worked as a legal assistant in Philadelphia for the last 35 years. She has two grown children and two grandchildren who all share her love of animals! Jane and her husband, John, have seven dogs of their own, five of which were adopted from One Love.

Jane believes that every day in rescue is a new adventure, some sad, some happy; but all well worth it.

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Diane Gorgy

Treasurer

Diane began volunteering for One Love Animal Rescue in 2019, after adopting two dogs from the rescue.    She holds several other volunteer positions, including Secretary and member of the Little Egg Harbor Township Green Team Advisory Board, Student Mentor in the LEHT School District, and previously served as a Board Member for Zonta International, Southern Ocean County Chapter.

Diane retired in 2015 after a long career at Johnson & Johnson companies, having worked in a variety of positions within the J&J network in both engineering and management.  She holds an MS from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering.  She has two adult sons, both married and living in New Jersey.  She resides in Little Egg Harbor Township with her three dogs – BeBe, Rocky and Henry.

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Maryann McCourtney

Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations

Maryann became a volunteer for One Love in 2017, after adopting Jack.  Since then, she has been fostering for One Love as well as volunteering at all of the rescue’s events.  Maryann has been very successful in soliciting donations and financial support for One Love from new individuals and businesses; and she heads up the One Love Fundraising Committee, which determines which events and fundraisers will be held to support the rescue. 

Maryann is currently Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer, at a bank in NYC and has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry.   She has a total of three furry family members; Jack, Max and Dexter, all adopted from One Love.  Her love for animals drives her to dedicate her non-working hours to animal rescue.  Maryann says  “I love One Love Animal Rescue’s mission and I am proud to be a part of an organization that saves so many.  It takes a village and we have one of the best”.