Linda Gage

NMHP Network Specialist

Linda Gage
As a lifelong lover of animals, Linda Gage was moved by the images after Hurricane Katrina to pack the family car and head south. During her three months of camping and rescuing homeless pets in New Orleans, she met and began working with the rapid response team from Best Friends. By then, she knew that she would not be returning to the corporate world, but would instead be putting her energy and organizational skills into assisting the mission of Best Friends.

Since then, Linda has worn many hats while working for Best Friends — helping with rescue efforts in Lebanon, Pets Alive in New York and Pahrump, Nevada; serving as the manager of the Learning Experience; and now functioning as a No More Homeless Pets Network specialist in the Northeast, covering states from Maine to Delaware.

Linda loves working with Best Friends' network partners in all aspects of their lifesaving efforts. She says, "It is inspiring to see how the combined creativity and efforts of our network partners and Best Friends can make such a difference in the lives of the animals in my region of the country and beyond. As just one example: Working with our partners, we’ve been able to arrange transport and adoption for hundreds (maybe thousands) of animals in high-risk shelters and areas with too many animals to regions where families are looking to adopt and shelters need more pets."

In addition to her work with Best Friends, Linda sits on the board of VT-CAN, the only high-volume spay/neuter clinic in northern Vermont, and serves as VP and board member of the Chittenden County Disaster Animal Response Team. She lives in Vermont with her husband, six cats, three goats and a host of foster pets, when needed, from local rescue groups.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lifesaving En Route: Best Practices in Delivering Our Best Friends to Safety