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Our Core Team

Lillian Courtney


Lillian Courtney holds a degree as a legal assistant with 25 years experience in the field. After adopting a special needs dog...

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Kody Shwaga

Vice President

"Kody joins the team having volunteered in rescue for several years as a small animal" ...

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Gordon Courtney


Gordon works tirelessly (even when dead tired) to unload, reload, pack and haul more than his weight in heavy bags of ...

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Eric Silver

Administrative Director

"Eric brings a strong public relations and communications background to our Board" ...

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Julianna Wickins


"Julianna has two years of experience volunteering with Berkeley’s Place. " ...

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Our Mission

Many people are unaware of the many organizations that are devoted to helping animals in need or have misconceptions about rescue animals. Through education and awareness, we hope to bridge this gap.

Berkeley's Place works hard to network with as many organizations as we can to bring awareness to the plight of rescue, including holding donation drives for food and other needed supplies for rescues so that badly needed funds can be allocated to critical care medical needs for the animals they are saving. Our ultimate goal is to end animal suffering.