We have a number of individuals that have made our rescue what it is today. This includes our board members, foster parents, volunteers and so many more.
Board – President/Director – Foster Parent
Shannon Ceccoli is the director of Northeast PA Pet Fund & Rescue. She is also the owner of Shannon’s Pet Grooming in Scranton. Shannon has been an animal lover ever since kindergarten when she got to bring home the class guinea pig for the summer. She then moved on to stealing the loose neighborhood dogs and her mother would have to figure out who they belonged to.
Shannon is a school certified groomer and has a business degree. She attends multiple animal sheltering conferences annually and utilizes best policies and procedures regarding the dogs and cats that come through the rescue. Shannon resides in Scranton with various dogs, cats (occassionally a pig) and the never ending possums that pop out at her in the evening on the deck and occasionally the front porch.
Assistant to the Director
Bella started volunteering for the rescue in August 2013 at its inception. She is our Director’s niece — did anyone see this going any other way? Seeing her Aunt compassion for animals made Bella want to strive to help as many dogs and cats as she could. She adopted her cat Naomi in December of 2014. Then she adopted another cat Grace in Jan of 2015. Bella is instrumental to the rescue. We could not be more grateful to have her with us.
Board – Treasurer – Foster Parent
Elaine joined our rescue in 2015. She started off by adopting a brother and sister that were displaced when their owners moved into an assisted living facility. She decided he wanted to give back to the rescue community by becoming a foster mom. She has since not only fostered many dogs for us but she preferably takes in our senior dogs. In 2018 Elaine became our board treasurer.