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.

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Stephanie Hawkins

Treasurer

Stephanie is one of the founding members of One Love Animal Rescue. She has over twenty years of experience in finance in the media industry, with her most recent position as Controller for a local publication. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College.

Stephanie is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys taking the road less traveled. She currently has two of her own dogs, pit bulls Bella and Boomer, as well as fostering for One Love.

 

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Diane Gorgy

Secretary

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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Pat Harris

Vice President

Pat began volunteering with One Love Animal Rescue in 2016, and has been involved in many aspects of animal rescue; including adopters/fosters application screening, dog transport, events planning and fostering. She has most recently served as Applications Director for One Love.

Pat holds a BA from NYU and an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, and has spent over 35 years in non-profit management, including program development, personnel management, budget management, grant writing, communications, community outreach and special events production. Pat and her husband Joe share their Pennsylvania home with 3 dogs (including Abe, the foster fail).