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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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Erika Lahti

Vice President

"I have always had animals in my life; they have always been a huge love of mine" ...

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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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Kody Shwaga

Administrative Director

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

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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.