Janet Starkey has been intimately involved in animal care and protection for the better part of her life. She is well versed in emergency procedures and has a background in veterinary technology. Besides being a caretaker and rescuer of animals in crisis, she is a strong advocate for the rights and welfare of all animals domestic, feral and endangered. Janet is a former educator, with certifications in mathematics, accounting and financial services. She has a deep concern for planetary well-being and is aware of the connection between a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment. Janet is an environmental activist and member of several organizations addressing bio-hazards, toxic waste and the importance of organic food production.