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Celina Batlle Founder & President of The SPCA of Tennessee
Arlene Arrieta SPCA of Tennessee Director
Jaime Nguyen SPCA of Tennessee Vice-President Secretary and Legal
Dr. Anne Stanland SPCA Director
Pat Jons Director
Michael Dean Director Marketing
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Trouble has been a magical dog for all the children that are wanting a dog and they can't own a real one; but they can have "TROUBLE" to heal their heart. Trouble the Dog has travel from hospitals to all the children homes that need a true friend in their lives. He is a magical friend that will bring a smile into children eyes.
My friend Sheila Duncan and her niece Kendra Duncan are the creators of Trouble. Sheila has been my friend for close to 20 years.
"Buy Trouble the Dog and Save A Dog at the SPCA of Tennessee"
A portion of the sale of buying Trouble the Dog will go to the SPCA of Tennessee.
Please Indicate SPCA of Tennessee on your order. Trouble is made in the USA.
Since I was a little girl, I have loved animals. I was 4-5 years old when I got my first dog. It was a Cocker Spaniel named "Toifel". He was my shadow and my best friend. He died at the age of 13 years old. Our house in El Salvador was always full with animals, especially German Shepherds because my dad loved the breed.
Beside animals, music was part of me as well. I was 15 years old when I composed my first song. I knew between animals and music, my world would be brighter and from that moment my life change. Animals had been always my passion they bring out the best of me and I make me feel alive. I know my purpose to be here is to be able to offer love to them as much as they have heIped me throughout my life. I truly believe that our destiny has been written in the book of life.
I moved to Miami when I graduated from High School, in my country. I learned English at the the University of Miami then I started to study Music Marketing. I moved to CT and I got a job with Warner Bros and I started to travel all over the East Coast, but I knew there was a calling for me besides music.
I moved to Nashville, Tennessee 22 years ago from Miami, Florida with my 2 dogs, Princess and Maggie, Miniature Pinschers. Then Travis, the Dachshund, came along sick and so malnourished and the story began. I started helping animal rescues, working in transports, picking them up from shelters, taking them to the vet, doing home visits, and getting more involved in animal welfare. It was so rewarding seeing those cute faces finding their forever homes. I starting getting to know more about puppy mills, animals suffering for being over-bred, and people selling them without proper veterinary care. A friend once told me, " We all have a past and we all have a story to tell." I am pretty sure these animals suffering with neglect have a story to tell, as well. I love Basset Hounds and the main founder of the New England Basset Rescue asked me for help. Karen Fortier was amazing to work for and she taught me so much. I will never forget her determination and love for the Bassets in need. She was one of the BEST people I met in rescue.
I started watching the ASPCA programs and reading about difficult cases of cruelty, and it was so overwhelming seeing the suffering of these animals being starved to death, being beaten by their owners, or left behind for no reason. I realized what I needed to do. I contacted the ASPCA in New York to start a chapter in the state. I filed a non-profit status to do it the right way for people to understand the need of helping the animals in Tennessee and Southern states. The SPCA of Tennessee was founded in December 2005 and we got our status in 2006.
We DON"T receive any monetary funding from the ASPCA - every SPCA is usually a shelter with animal control. My mission is to build a Therapy Ranch, where animals can run free, have special training, be checked and cared for as soon as they arrive, and we can give every animal the chance they deserve. I have a great Board of Directors as well as foster and volunteers and we all have full time jobs (we receive NO money for our work with the SPCA and rely on 100% donations).
We all love what we do and we hope that with donations, our hard work will make our dream come true. I have gone through so many dogs in my home that they have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I miss them dearly. Currently, I have 10 loving dogs that keep me busy and I never have a dull moment at home. However, there was a dog that won my heart. I rescued him from the streets. I named him Bebe Snowman. He was my soulmate and my true best friend. He passed away a few years back , but I know one day I will see him again. It was a true bonding I had never experienced before and I know he is watching me from Heaven.
Jacob and Me- The horse I saved 14 years ago from going to a slaughter place.
Sister and Brother who came from Texas. There is nothing like the love of siblings-
Angel and Dan had been a blessing for these babies.
Every time I saved a life brings so much joy to my heart-
Thank you Angel and Dan for giving them a chance to have a great life.
The ones without a voice need us the most-
I will never give up doing what I do because stories like Ellie and Weller,
There are 95 counties in the state of Tennessee. Some counties don't have animal control or the places has a small building and little staff to run it. In order to make our state to be a better place for animals we need to help change the laws and make them more strict for animals to be spay and neuter and have a better quality of life. If an animal is outside need to have the proper shelter and food and water at all times.