Pet people are a special breed. This blog is for anyone who can't get enough news about the animals in our lives.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Sara Pizano's First Year
I had a story in today's Herald about Dr. Sara Pizano's first year as director of Animal Services in Miami-Dade County. A poster on the wall of her office is an apt metaphor for how it went: A lighthouse engulfed by raging surf. But she has survived it and can point to many improvements at the shelter.
Pet lady: That's my role in the Miami Herald newsroom. I've been here since 1989, during which time I've had eight dogs, a ring-necked parakeet, a chicken, and a lizard named Lance. At the moment, I've got four dogs, two step-dogs, and two cockatiels. A native New Yorker, I came here from Louisville, Ky. I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona, and had a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1988. I have written 233 stories containing the word 'dog' in the past 17 years.