Small Paws® Rescue Inc. Board of Trustees

Executive Director: Robin Pressnall

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Robin Pressnall's Bio

Since discovering puppy mills in the summer of 1998, Robin has dedicated her life to educating the public of the horrors of puppy mills, and to the removal of thousands of dogs from the commercial kennels of Missouri.

Executive Assistant: Bonnie Ferguson

Bristow, Oklahoma

Bonnie serves as our Executive Assistant and as our Director of Adoptions. Bonnie was a professional in the publishing and editing world for many years before devoting her life full time to rescuing Bichons, back in 1998. Bonnie has personally fostered hundreds of Bichons and has bottle fed newborn Bichon babies who were rejected by their mothers.

Dr. Cindy Leigh

Oxford, Ms.

Dr. Cindy Leigh holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphases in Language Arts, Gifted Education, and Early Childhood Education.Cindy was a founding member of the Oxford/Lafayette Humane Society in the early seventies. She is currently serving as the Secretary of the Oxford/Lafayette Humane Society. Cindy participated in numerous rescue runs after Hurricane Katrina, driving cross country to deliver homeless animals that had been left alone in New Orleans.

Dr. Donna Brown PH.D.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Donna is a Poly Chemist with Exxon. She has many years of experience working with the LSU vet school and the local humane society. Donna was very involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, bathing and grooming homeless dogs as they were brought into LSU for triage.

Environmental Engineer: Dale Pressnall

Tulsa Oklahoma.

Dale helped to get SPR started back in 1998. He was instrumental in getting us up and running on the Internet, setting up our online Gift Shoppe, and our Online Shopping Cart.

He is with website and communication issues for our organization.

Joanne Raus

Denver, North Carolina.

Joanne is retired from the dental practice, that she operated with her husband, Dr. John Raus, DMD, for 30 Years in Stamford, CT. She's been with Small Paws for over 8 years.  She is a Team Leader to14 states in the Northeast. She and John have three Bichons, all adopted from Small Paws, Olivia, Erin Casey, and Marcus, and a darling Maltese named Carly. 

Lynda De Hart

Herndon, Virginia.

Lynda was a professional travel agent for many years. She has been active in animal rescue for over 10 years now, going into the Amish mills, personally, to rescue their unwanted "breeding stock.