ABOUT US

We have accepted the reality that our dogs are significantly better looking than us... Accomplishments, backgrounds, descriptions our own. But again we appreciate that our dogs probably live far more interesting lives. 

PS - we like cats too (don't tell the dogs)

DAVID COOKE

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David is the Chairman of our Board and the person who keeps us on the straight and narrow. He's also meant to be the financial brains of the organisation (which to be honest isn't too hard right now...) David undertakes a lot of the administrative work for TAAP and when he's not doing that he can usually be found playing computer games with a dog perched on his lap. 

David's pupper is a rescue from Dublin called Scampi. Pictured doing one of her 3 favourite things, the other two being eating and going for walks.

dcooke@taaproject.org

ANDY FENNELL

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Andy is based in Ireland and has been a long time animal advocate and rescuer - having previously run a dog rescue. Alongside Andy's work for TAAP she is also involved in drafting public submissions for government consultations on behalf of welfare and rescue groups and she fosters and rehabilitates dogs. When not doing all these amazing things, Andy loves vodka, crisps and Netlfix - in any order - as long as they all arrive at the same time....   

Andy's pupper is Seamus. He an 11 year old failed racer who enjoys the occasional banana and singing to opera. 

afennell@taaproject.org

RANDI MILGRAM

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Randi is one of our TAAP trustees. She is a lawyer with experience in U.S. intellectual property law and U.K. animal law. Randi and Michelle (one of our other trustees) work together as chairs of a companion animal group of a UK based legal animal law charity.  She also volunteers with several British and American charities that promote animal rights and welfare, women's rights, and aspects of democratic rights.

 

Pictured is Randi's best friend Oscar Tony, a rescue mix. In their spare time, Randi and Oscar Tony enjoy yelling/barking at the TV, though only Randi writes about it, along with film and theatre.

rmilgram@taaproject.org

RICHARD PITSCHMANN

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Richard is one of our trustees. He has a huge amount of experience in marketing - hence he's our marketing/ publicity/ making-people-like-us-and-give-us-money guru.  

When Richard isn't making it rain for TAAP or working, he can probably be found playing frisbee with his gorgeous rescue bulldog Elliot (this is the clearest example of a dog's looks massively eclipsing his human's) . Frisbee is usually followed by a visit to the local pub - where again Elliot's popularity far surpasses Richard's. 

rpitschmann@taaproject.org

CHRISTINE O'BRIEN

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Christine is our resident animal rescue expert. Having run her own dog rescue in Ireland for a time and having been a longtime foster to many a broken and misunderstood pup, Christine has had first hand experience of the problems TAAP is trying to solve. This experience has made her passionate about animal advocacy. 

 

When Christine isn't working and saving animals, she loves walks in the countryside and photographing the landscape and wildlife.  Pictured is Toby - the derpiest, cutest raggamuffin who Christine rescued.

cobrien@taaproject.org

MICHELLE STRAUSS

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Michelle is a trustee and the Board Secretary. She is also the resident lawyer who co-ordinates and undertakes some of TAAP's legal work. If you have any law specific questions send them her way. Michelle also volunteers outside of TAAP with two UK charities.

Pictured is Nelson who looks suitably grumpy in this photo - he is Michelle's right hand man for a reason - they are both good at having a rant. When not ranting they can both normally be found rewatching episodes of Schitt's Creek and Gilmore Girls with a wine in hand. 

mstrauss@taaproject.org

The Animal Advocacy Project is a charity registered in England and Wales - Charity Number 1189603

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