Windy McKinney


Windy was raised in Haywood County, and wandered back home after graduate school abroad, beginning her role in rescue as a volunteer at Sarge’s in 2011. She is an avid animal advocate, having always had animals in her life, and if its up to her, she always will! She has volunteered and fostered with animal rescues in both the US and UK, and happily brings this passion for animal welfare with her to work every day. Currently working in canine behavior, she has a special interest in shelter behavior, and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She hikes regularly with her two dogs, Bandit and Pearl, while Arthur, the family cat, often joins them for strolls through their Waynesville neighborhood. When not hiking, working, or spending time with her family, Windy is a cultural historian who researches and writes from home, with the family cat for company.

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