Introducing Cyndi Pfeifer – ISDF’s Social Media Manager (volunteer)

Introducing Cyndi Pfeifer – ISDF’s Social Media Manager (volunteer)

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Sometimes Angels appear in your path when you need them most.  When I received Cyndi’s message out of the blue asking how she could help… it almost moved me to tears as it is a daily struggle sometimes to keep all the balls in the air. There are so many dogs in need… waiting for that second chance.  My motto is where there is a will there is a way.  It’s a precarious balancing act most days to make it all come together.  Cyndi’s offer to help came at a time of great need.  We lost our kennel manager and two directors in recent weeks and Cyndi’s help was definitely a life line.  Here is to Cyndi – my hero!  A kindred soul I never met living halfway across the country, bonded by and brought together by a common passion.  Just goes to show the impact we all have the potential to make.  She is our new Social Media Manager and here is a little about her.  Please join me in welcoming her to the team!

Cyndi’s dog rescue journey started with an epiphany in 2008, and since then she has volunteered at MD Anderson Cancer Center, soup kitchens in Houston, and every animal shelter in Houston. In 2009, she joined a rescue group that works in an area of Houston where dog fighting, starvation, neglected pups and their moms, and bags of dead dogs are commonplace. She was one of the first to adopt dogs out of Houston and into Canada, and later began working with a Taiwanese organization to send their rescue dogs to North America.

ISDF’s focus on the dog meat trade is one that, despite the horrors in her own backyard, was tough for Cyndi to look at without doing anything. She decided she couldn’t turn away any longer from the images of cages full of dogs waiting to be killed, which is where her journey with ISDF began. She prays that her experiences will prepare her for the fights—and miracles—that await.

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  1. Isobel Grant

    Great to have you on board Cyndi and thank you for helping the voiceless and destitute.