Christina George is a special young lady who began working with DogE911 when she was only 12 years old. She was hand picked by Genéte M. Bowen in October 2007 & has been a valuable asset to the Jr Vet Program.
Christina, or Tina as she likes to be called, is a pet lover & owner, animal advocate, youth counselor & mentor, & has become a Santa Barbara County Sheriff. Her goal is to become a K9 Officer. Her enthusiasm is infectious & she is a joy to have around.
During her time with DogE911 Tina has helped educate on animal first aid &
disaster planning, volunteered at numerous pet events, helped recruit & train new youth assistants, spoken at the California State Capitol, worked with animal shelters & kennels, & learned pet massage techniques. In 2010, she was even honored
with American Humane's 'Be Kind To Animals' award, along with receiving both
state legislature recognition & the President's Bronze Volunteer Service Award.
Tina is a true 'all animal' lover in the purest sense! She has traveled throughout
the world & was more concerned with the plight of animals than in sightseeing. Even feeding her meals to stray animals, as her concern for them was greater than her own.
Genéte's favorite of Tina's rescue stories is that of a lizard she met while visiting
El Salvador. During Tina's stay she was horrified to discover that dinner was to be lizard soup. She pleaded with her family, & was granted permission to untie the
two-foot lizard's limbs & unsuture his mouth before naming & setting it free.
Tina's Fund is a scholarship program under DogE911, & is in honor of our very
first youth assistant Christina George. We are proud to name a scholarship
after such an extraordinary young woman.