Anne Mejia on a bench in Angel Canyon with a dog who is licking her face

Anne Mejia

Co-Founder & Board Secretary

Anne Mejia is one of the Co-Founders of Best Friends Animal Society.  She is involved in supporting the success of Best Friends Animal Society in her role as the Director of Principal Gifts and is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

In the formative years of Best Friends Animal Society, the founders wore many hats. Anne established the Welcome Center, which includes volunteer coordination, the gift shop and tours of the Sanctuary. During that time, she helped create Angels Rest Pet Memorial Park to honor the passing of Best Friends Sanctuary’s cherished animal residents and those of our staff and members’ families as well. She was one of the leaders in the Katrina rescue operation in 2005. Anne helped to establish Best Friends Development Division and as Director of Principal Gifts she collaborates with a dynamic team of fundraisers. More recently she designed and created the Sanctuary’s Gratitude Garden. A magical place of solitude for staff and visitors to let go of life’s daily demands and renew.

Anne resides at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary with her husband and Co-Founder Cyrus Mejia and their family of dogs. Sunny can be seen in this photo.