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Krystal & Tonya
Kanoa Rescue Foundation was founded in 2019 by Krystal and Tonya, Krystal is our current President. In 2019 our founders were married, instead of asking for wedding gifts they did a fundraiser for us and raised over $3k!!! Krystal has been in animal rescue since she was 16 years old and has never stopped! Tonya was quickly introduced to the rescue world when she met Krystal. Krystal and Tonya have experience with countless species including but not limited to dogs, cats, lizards, turtles, hamsters, rats, chickens, sheep, and an array of others! They're partial to geriatrics and differently-abled animals, well and of course medical cases (hence our main mission).They work day in and day out to continue save and improve lives. 



My name is Nicole and I am the Placement Coordinator for Kanoa Rescue Foundation. I live in OKC with my perfect mess min pin, Leo, who is actually the entire reason I got involved with animal rescue. I adopted Leo when I was in college and he quickly became my best friend and half of my heart. Loving Leo as much as I do, I knew I wanted to help the people that made it possible for him to be in my life. So, I started volunteering with another rescue in the OKC area. A few years later, I met Krystal and Tonya at an adoption event they were hosting at my job and before I knew it, I started fostering for Kanoa. Very quickly I realized that KRF was an organization that I very much wanted to be a part of. I love what KRF stands for and the mission that we all strive to achieve every day. We are truly in it for the animals because sometimes, that’s what they need - someone to fight for them.


Fast forward, here I am. And somehow they gave me decision making powers :)



I met Krystal and Tonya at a previous job in 2019. I jumped in quickly to foster cats with them, especially those that are differently abled. This was just the start of me joining the rescue world. Fast forward to today and I have worked in the Animal Welfare field for over two years. I have a degree in Zoology and was a zookeeper for over 7 years. I currently have three adopted differently abled cats and two adopted pitties at home. 


What I love about KRF is that no animal is left out. They are animal inclusive! I enjoy fundraising for Kanoa and helping them continue to save and improve lives.

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