Our History

One Love Animal Rescue was founded in 2013 by three like-minded women who decided that they would start their own rescue organization and run it based on their collective experiences in animal rescue. In their first year of operation, 63 adoptions were completed.

In 2020, there were 265 adoptions completed, and that number continues to grow!  Currently, at any given time, between 80 to 100 animals are in foster care at One Love.

One Love’s success can be attributed to our amazing village of fosters, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters!

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

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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 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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Cindy Massara

applications process director

Cindy joined One Love as a foster in March 2020, after meeting several volunteers and their foster dogs at an adoption event. Cindy also volunteered to do applications processing and home checks. She took over the Home Check Coordinator role in September 2020 and added on the Applications Manager role in December. These two roles were then combined into one and she has led both teams since that time.

Cindy currently lives in Cinnaminson with her husband, Bill, and their two dogs, Bowe and Linc. Cindy has owned and operated Kris Cole Salon since 2006; but looks forward to retiring. Cindy and Bill enjoy spending the warmer months at their home by the bay in Tuckerton. Their two adult daughters are also active volunteers with One Love. The entire Massara family is dedicated to every aspect of animal rescue!

Ekaterina (Kat) Sedia

Cat Rescue Program director

Ekaterina (Kat) Sedia joined One Love as a kitten foster after finding a litter of six kittens in June 2020. As the number of kittens increased, she took on the newly created role of Foster Coordinator for Cats in September 2020. Soon after, the Cat Rescue Program was born. In 2020, a total of 57 cats/kittens were taken into the rescue, and that number continues to grow!

Kat is a lifelong animal lover, with over forty years of experience in cat husbandry. She is a professor of biology at Stockton University, where she teaches classes in ecology, plant science, genetics, and professional writing.

Kat currently lives in Hammonton with her two dogs, Rory and Cookie (OLAR alumna formerly known as Cher) and her husband Chris. She remains an active cat/kitten foster, focusing on special needs.