Mary Mitchell Trimble

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"Mary Mitchell Trimble, a retired flight attendant with more than 25 years in the skies, joined the Animal Protection Institute board of directors and she has continued serving with Born Free following the merger that joined the two organizations. Mary is a very active and highly respected volunteer and nonprofit leader. She has served as a board chair for Equest Therapeutic Riding and the Civic League Foundation. She also chairs the governing body of her church, Holy Covenant United Methodist Church. Her contributions to animal welfare have been recognized with the Animal Legend Award from the SPCA of Texas; the Texas Humane Legislature Network Activist Award; and the Kindness to Animals Award by Operation Kindness.

"Mary is a world traveler, having visited all seven continents and every sub-Saharan African country multiple times. One of her most exciting and rewarding trips was to Malawi was being involved in the relocation of male lions of breeding age from ____ to _____ to aid in genetic diversification (part of an African Parks project). Mary and her husband, Skip, have personally rescued, fostered, and found homes for dozens of homeless dogs, and they currently share their home with five rescued dogs. "[1]

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  1. Born Free USA Board, organizational web page, accessed March 12, 2019.