With the help of a small and very dedicated group of volunteers, Carole Sanders created ANIMAL ANGELS Rescue, Rehabilitation, Adoption and Sanctuary, which is now permanent home for 300+ dogs, mostly larger breeds, who have become homeless with no one to care for them. They come from all walks of life, in all sizes and colors, and all needing that special care and love that is so generously offered here.
ANIMAL ANGELS is the brainchild, heart and soul of a spunky septuagenarian named Carole Sanders. In 1992, after years of getting stray dogs, cats, turtles, etc, off the roads from Texas to California, and anywhere else she happened to be, it was becoming increasingly apparent that Carole needed to become a non-profit organization, if the work she had started was to continue. 501(c)3 status was granted in June of 1993.
Carole retired from American Airlines in the fall of 2001, after nearly 40 years as a Flight Attendant. During that time, she had rescued dogs from all over the country, sometimes flying them home with her on the return trips. She has rescued many from becoming â€œroadkillâ€ on the highways of North Texas, while traveling between the Sanctuary and DFW Airport. She now devotes all of her time and considerable energy to personally overseeing the daily operations of the Sanctuary, in addition to rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions to â€œfur-everâ€ wonderful new homes. Carole is also an active advocate for legislation relating to such important issues relating to animal cruelty/neglect and puppymill regulations in Texas. She was the 2005 recipient of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Award for Kindness to Animals, in Dallas, Texas.