Allie Tellier spent 15 years representing the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) in Massachusetts where she saw the need for a program like CCBS firsthand. While at WARL she proudly helped strengthen the organization's policies and programs, reduced euthanasias by increasing adoptions and return-to-owner rates, brought awareness to the imperfections of breed-specific legislation, provided resources and education about responsible pet ownership to the community and more.
Allie was recognized in Pulse Magazine’s “11 to Watch in 2011”, Worcester Magazine’s “2012 Hometown Heroes” and Worcester Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Class of 2014. In addition to her work at WARL, Allie served on the Advisory Board for the New England Federation of Humane Societies from 2015 to 2017. Above all though, what she cherished most was having a positive effect on the life-changing relationship between people and pets.
Allie lives in Central Mass. with her husband Jon and their two children, two dogs, Shelly and Brutus, both rescues; and fish! Shelly was adopted in January 2011 after being found wandering the streets of Worcester at 12 weeks old. She is a pittie mix and is lovingly referred to as the eternal puppy. Brutus, originally found as a stray pup in St. Thomas, was adopted in June 2018. He is a "coconut retriever" with a goofy underbite. Allie’s first rescue dog was Champ (pictured above). Allie says, “Champ was the dog for me and the inspiration for much of my work. He was the first dog I rescued and had a true Cinderella story. Though I rescued him, as the saying goes, he rescued me. Champ was my "soul mate" of a dog and I feel blessed to have had 13.5 years with him.”