Please join us in welcoming Aimee James and Lisa Fulton to the ACES Board of Directors. These hard-working ladies will be serving a one-year term with the current board. Aimee James will continue to act as the Special Projects Coordinator, working to identify outside funding resources for special needs fosters. Lisa Fulton will serve as the Assistant Foster Care Coordinator, working to bring setters in need into our rescue.
Aimee first found ACES in 2001 when she started looking to adopt a dog. Having grown up with English Setters, she was looking at the breed but wasn't ready for a young energetic dog. She found Abbie, a young-at-heart setter, who at 6 years of age was a perfect fit. Aimee and Abbie had great adventures together. In 2007, shortly before Abbie went to the Rainbow Bridge, ACES Biggles joined Aimee's family. Aimee (and Biggles) served as a foster home for several years, until Biggles insisted that foster ACES Sara should stay. Aimee can still be counted on to foster a setter that needs her, and she continues to drive on transports. Otherwise, Aimee spends most of her days in nice weather walking to the park with Sara and Biggles. In the summer, Biggles is a regular at the dog biscuit booth at the farmer's market. He won't leave the market until he gets his treat.
Lisa and her husband Bob discovered English Setters when they were looking to adopt a rescue dog after losing their much-loved Golden Retriever to cancer. Through the luck of the draw, they adopted Lily, a setter they found at their local animal shelter. Because of Lily, they fell in love with the breed and have been fostering for ACES for the past three years. They now share their home with Lily and a second English Setter, ACES Sport, and they always have room for a foster or two. Lisa is a clinical social worker at a local children's psychiatric hospital. Fostering English Setters offers a much-needed change of pace from the challenges of her profession through an unlimited supply of daily "pet therapy."
We know that Aimee and Lisa's passion for helping English Setters will benefit ACES and the dogs that we serve. Thank you to both of them for dedicating their time to our rescue.