Lori's love for animals began at an early age. As a child, she always had a furry friend by her side. As an adult, she transferred that love to a career where she could truly make a difference for animals.
She served as president of the Salem Animal Rescue League of NH (SARL) for 11 years. During that time she led the organization in finding safe and happy homes for hundreds of animals every year. She developed the SARL Transport and Foster Program, which continues to save lives today.
Simultaneously, Lori served as treasurer and board member in the NH Federation of Organizations. She marched at the capital in support of several animal bills and worked behind the scenes on numerous cruelty and neglect cases.
In 2011, after a frantic search for a lost transport dog, Lori identified a need for an organization dedicated to missing pets. She co-founded the non-profit group Granite State Dog Recovery. This group is now the "go to" organization in New Hampshire to locate lost dogs. In 2015, Lori co-created a Massachusetts-based group, Missing Dogs Massachusetts, to continue that work across the border.
In recognition of her efforts, Governor John Lynch in 2009 awarded Lori the Spirit of NH Volunteer Award during a state house ceremony.