Judy Sarullo is on the move, again. But the energetic founder of Pet Rescue By Judy is used to this by now. She’s learned to make do each of the seven times she’s had to change locations as her pet rescue shelter, clinic and adoption center has grown, or in some cases been forced out of a neighborhood.
Now, standing inside a leaking building during Florida’s rainy season, she’s getting ready for her eighth.
But she has big plans for her tiny move just two miles north of her current shelter on Iroquois Avenue in Sanford. She’ll be right across from Sanford’s Paw Park Place dog park. She already has the new center’s two buildings for free, courtesy of an anonymous donor. But there’s a big catch: She needs $300,000 to renovate the buildings before she can move in.
“We’re going to have to do lots of fundraising and need lots of ideas,” Sarullo said.