Girl Who is Changing the World: Ashley Owen Hill

 
 

“It’s so important that the people who care about the animals of the world ban together to save them.   I’ve already started.  Please join me.”

~ Ashley Owen Hill

This week’s ‘Girl Who Is Changing the World’ is Ashley Owen Hill, founder of Lucky Dog Rescue and co-founder of the Facebook app, Pet Pardons. She also writes an honestly inspiring blog about her rescue. Through her work, various achievements and overall passion, she is an inspiration to me and many others in the animal rescue community.

I found out who Ashley was about two months ago when she wrote a post on her blog titled, “The Truth about Fostering”. Aside from it being an awesome and inspiring post, it also changed the way many people think about fostering and encouraged many of them to become foster parents. Fostering is a HUGE step towards saving the lives of animals, so the people she encouraged to foster through her post means many lives were saved!

Ashley’s rescue animals are her entire life and even though it’s sometimes tiring, sad, draining, and demanding…the good always outweighs the bad:

“Fostering is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. It’s given me more joy, laughter, and love than I deserve. At the end, there’s always heartbreak. But never for a second does the sadness outweigh the joy. Never do the tears outweigh the laughter. And never does the pain outweigh the love. Heartbreak heals… but love is forever.”

Ashley is a great role model to many people across the world, including me, and she probably doesn’t even realize it. Reading Ashley’s blog makes me feel like I’ve known her for years, when in fact I’ve never met her personally. What I love most about Ashley is that she speaks from her heart and soul and doesn’t care what other people think. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she truly believes in, which in turn inspires others to do the same.

 “The world is changing for the better. I promise you it is. These changes are slow. They may seem trivial… insignificant, at times. But even the smallest grain of sand… is still a grain of sand. And when you pile enough of those bad boys together… you’ve got yourself a mighty-nice beach. Change is change, no matter how small the shift may be. Positivity is positivity, no matter how much negativity surrounds it. And making a difference is making a difference… it always matters to someone, somewhere.” 

Read Ashley’s Blog, Lucky Dog Rescue.

Donate to the Lucky Dog Rescue.

Like the Lucky Dog Rescue on Facebook.

Check out, Pet Pardons.

Email questions about Lucky Dog Rescue here: luckydogrescueblog@gmail.com

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Submitted by Kate Collins.

*Kate is an amazing and inspirational girl from Southern New Jersey. She attends Rutgers University, works in the healthcare industry, volunteers at the Camden County Animal Shelter, and saves dogs lives through fostering. Kate is one of the nicest, most caring, and hard working individuals you will ever meet. She found out about the Love Infinitely Project from her cousin, LIP Board Member, Noelle.

**If you know a super rad girl that you would like to nominate for our ‘Girls Who Are Changing the World’ feature, send them to us at: loveinfinitelyproject@gmail.com

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13 Comments
  • If only I had words… This touched my heart more than you will EVER know! I’m speechless! THANK YOU!!!

    • Phyllis Kaelin |

      I live in Indiana and from Kentucky. I agree with Ashley, if we band together with our love & sacrafices for the animals, we make a big difference no matter how small it may seem at the time.
      We must not stop, we must give all we have & we must be heard. Some wonderful day we will see all the sacrifice we have made materialize for our animals.
      I love you Ashley Owen Hill & all the other fighters,, I am so happy that we have banded together for the good of our wonderful, loving animals~

  • I feel the exact way about Ashley!! She is a truly beautiful human being, and both on the inside as well as the outside! Her love and compassion for these dogs is truly amazing, humbling, and inspiring!! I applaud her, and her work!!
    To not only tirelessly rescue and help these animals, she also has the heartbreak that comes with the permanent homes found eventually for the animals… which although wonderful, has to be heart-wrenching for Ashley, to let them go, after loving them from the first minute she met them.
    She is truly an inspiration, and I “love” her, for who she is and what she does.
    <3

  • But you are changeing every animals world, and bringing the worlds attention to the plight of all these dear animals, i have three rescue /cruelty case Greyhounds , their plight is disgraceful , cruel and all raceing should be stopped, i do what i can to help them makeing people more aware of what goes on in raceing and the cruelty.
    YOU will go from strength to strength saveing hundreds more of God creatures with your love and compassion.
    Carry on changeing this world and theirs , i so admire and thank you for doing so .

  • What a lovely and fitting tribute to someone who is making a difference in the lives of animals every single day! Thank you, Ashley, for what you do. And thanks to the Love Infinitely team for highlighting stories of inspiration that will serve to spark the passion and imagination of others who wish to change the world – one life at a time.

  • Tracy gardner |

    God’s work is tireless ! May he bless you and keep you on your journeys and the journeys of his creatures you encounter !!

  • Tammy Burkett |

    Inspiring and dedicated unconditionally loving~It is all there and noticed Ty “}

  • You are an angel walking among us. Don’t ever stop what your doing cause you do it very well. God Bless You.

  • willie wonkahttp://yesbiscuit.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/we-can-do-something/#comment-form-wordpress |

    Ashley, please visit the “Shelter Revolution” on Facebook and become an active member of our group ! You will love the Adoption Center Model and the fact that we save every animal – no killing healthy animals ever again. To learn a lot more, read the web site : http://www.ShelterRevolution.Org and share ,share, share : ) See you there !

  • Im sooo happy to know tht people are saving these animals,,, and its true we should all ban together to save as much as possible i love animals and i dont wanna see them hurt and dead

  • ‘band’ together… dingus

  • YOU ARE TRUELY MY HERO AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL EVER

  • Oops sorry! It’s not my first typo, nor will it be my last :)

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