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Meet our team

Meet Our Team

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I have always been passionate about animals. I have never lived a day of my life without them. Animals are not possessions to me, but my family. My motto is to always treat them the way we want to be treated. Growing up, we always had dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens and parakeets. I took up horseback riding when I was 9, and continued throughout my life; with my horses eventually living at my own home. I received my BA in Psychology for undergrad, have my real estate license, worked at our family business for many years, and I ran a horse farm many years ago which housed 30 horses and also had a few goats! I have 3 amazing children, who are now adults ; one is a lawyer, another is in vet school, and one is in college playing D1 baseball! My fiancé is a Dr. who is very supportive(well most of the time..haha)in my endeavor as an animal rescuer. My children and I have fostered dogs and cats for many years before we started our rescue. We will do everything we can to save as many lives as we can (money is not an object when a life is in danger). We pull from our own personal finances and also ask for donations from the public. We are a pet loving family, and the amazing volunteers who help me are just as passionate as I am in saving precious lives. 

Rachel Cohen - Director

Amanda Page - Foster Coordinator & Veterinary Nurse

My love for animals started at a young age. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work with animals in some way (thank you to my childhood pup and best friend of 16 wonderful years). In 2017 I started my career in veterinary medicine. Since then I've been at 3 hospitals, and now call Loving Care Veterinary of West Milford my home away from home. In 2018 my family and I took in our first foster dog, and from there I found an entire new way of saving animals. If I'm not at work saving lives, I'm spending my time looking for animals in need of rescue and working to find them a foster home.

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Hi everyone! My family and I started TFAR back in 2020! I am currently a 3rd year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Previously, I graduated the University of Connecticut with a B. S. in Animal Science in 2021. Since I now live in London, I spend my time running the TFAR Facebook page and constantly updating it, posting animals in need of fosters/adopters, and help wherever possible from abroad. In a short 1.5 years, I will be able to take over some of the veterinary duties needed for our rescue. Until then, I will be mostly behind the scenes! When not studying or working on the rescue, I spend my time playing on RVC’s Polo Team and caring for my own two rescue cats, Reese and Cosmo.

Amanda Cohen - President & Veterinary Student

Rebecca Mathe - Transport Coordinator & Foster Coordinator Assistant 

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I grew up on the edge of a nature preserve in FL, so animals were always a big part of my childhood. My love for cats stems from my parents, who regularly took in strays and unwanted pets from neighbors. People would drop off cats at our house, knowing my family would not turn them away. At one point, my family had 16 cats! I first attempted to foster in 2020, but immediately failed & adopted my first rescue. Two years later, I decided to try again & have been volunteer fostering with TFAR ever since. My daughter also has a love for animals, and we live with our 4 cats (2 with special needs) in Oakland. 

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