"Old Steely Eye Dog" Ron Stoessell has worked as a Volunteer with the Valley River Humane Society Shelter and their Thrift Store in Murphy, NC, and has Volunteered and Served on the Boards of St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, MS, and Logan's Run Rescue in Murphy, NC. Ron Incorporated Logan's Run Rescue and Named it after Logan, his beloved King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, buried on Butler Mountain. He presently Volunteers and Serves on the Board of The Delta Humane Society of Louisiana in Rayville, LA. In the past he has helped fund all of these organizations and performed various duties for them. Ron is a Research Professor Emeritus in Geochemistry from the University of New Orleans (http://www.ronstoessell.org). He has 12 rescue dogs (December, 2016) at the "Howling Wolf" Cabin on the Little Easy: Jack, Traveler, Hershey, Billy Bob, Surfer, Buster Brown, Reddy, Gretchen, Shadow, Blue, Domino, and Pepper. The dogs sitting with him in the left photo, from left to right, are Bandit, Lilly, Jack and Sundance. Sundance, the stubborn rough-coat collie, passed from old age in 2015. Ron is indebted to Melissa Marcum who helped start Lost Dogs Run.
Cindy White is a "Georgia Peach", a retired teacher from Mobile, Alabama who grew up in South Georgia not far from the Florida line.  She has her Master's degree in Education. In the past she has served on the Board of the Valley River Humane Society and worked with Ron as a volunteer at the VRHS Shelter putting the dogs on the web and on their Facebook page and helping transport. Like Ron, she has a deep committment to improving the welfare of animals. In the center picture she is in the center with volunteers Millie Beaver Shank (l) and Melissa Marcum (r) and some of the dogs in the "Rocking Bowl" on the Little Easy. Cindy has one personal rescue dog, Missy a "sweet" pit bull shown in the front of the picture, and three LDR fosters (December, 2016): Montana, Socks, and Earl along with three rescue cats. Sister, a "sweet" Labrador Retriever shown in the far back with the white face, was her rescue dog that passed from old age in May, 2015. Clockwise from Missy, the dogs are Hershey, Junior, Sister, Billy Bob, Montana, Benny, and Jack. Junior, a misguided angel, died from a dogfight in the fall of 2016. Hershey, Billy Bob, and Jack live with Ron and Benny is Melissa's dog.
"Not so-Young Iron Dog" David Stoessell is a MBA and a Professional Engineer. He evaluates Commercial and Real Estate Projects for Buyers, and, unlike his "old man", has a knack for business, i.e., "overpaid". Cindy and Ron are trying to break him in to doing Animal Rescue work by getting him involved in the crucial Fundraising aspect. And he has helped keep us financially afloat. We also hope to fill up his Austin home with numerous rescue animals. In the picture on the right, Sasha, the "sassy" Belgium Shepherd on the far right, passed from kidney failure in August, 2014. The other dogs from left to right are Hershey, Traveler, Jack, and Montana.