We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Woolverton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
To me, the most important factor behind success…is PASSION. If you are not passionate, what is the point? Honestly, your passion can be driven by anything, whether money, joy, karma, or desperation. If you can find an avenue to share that passion or accomplish what is the driving force behind that passion…that is true success. For me, being successful as a NonProfit Rescue simply comes down to helping animals. I am passionate about it, it brings me joy. It makes a difference for me, my community, and directly impacts individual creatures’ lives. I have no large goal of saving thousands of animals or creating a giant facility. I believe by simply showing these souls kindness, cleaning their wounds and watching them heal, and giving them a chance to simply live…I have succeeded.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We run a 501c3 NonProfit Animal Rescue on 4.5 acres in Central Oregon. While we have opened our home to many creatures, our main focus has become rescuing fowl from positions of neglect and abuse. I have worked on multiple farms and ranches, but little prepares you for running your homestead. We provide the rescue, triage, and home for those we believe we can provide an above-average home for. This includes vet visits, daily medicines and cleanings, spay/neutering, vaccines, training, and more. I am so sad that we’ve learned hard lessons along the way, and have lost several of our rescues to predator attacks, illness, etc. Each death is faced with a determination to find solutions to prevent further ones. While we know sometimes a Rescue is simply a means to a less painful ending, we cherish those we get to spend long periods with.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
On the edge of a glorious Peninsula, with stunning canyons on either side, we rarely leave our Milky Way views voluntarily. However, the nearby waterfalls, hot springs, and numerous lakes call our name frequently. With so many craft breweries, local spots to eat, and enough coffee places to sustain anyone…it’s not hard to pick a spot to go. As long as you visit Smith Rock at some point, the trip won’t be wasted!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I grew up in a dog-loving family, and my Grandma Betty Lou was no exception. I fondly remember how excited our Lab would be to load up for the few hours drive to see Grandma “Yoo Hoo” (as my dad would call her…she always walked out the back door waving and yelling “Yoo Hoo” when guests arrived. She is a direct inspiration, the namesake for Betty Blue Rescue.

Website: www.bettybluerescue.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettybluerescue/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-woolverton-b280b955/

Other: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/oregon/betty-blue-rescue/the-betty-blue-rescue#group_size=4&adults=4

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