Love & Friendship Adoption Center Animal Care Team

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Brittney Ehrie

Animal Care Assistant

Brittney has always lived in the country in Decorah, Iowa. She has always had animals as pets: cats, dogs, cows, horses, rabbits, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. Her favorite animals are Boxers. 
The Humane Society is a great place for her to continue her passion for animals.  She enjoys learning each animal's personality. Her goal is to provide happiness for these animals and she hopes that each finds their forever home. 

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Sydney Nelson

Animal Care Assistant

Sydney Nelson is from Albert Lea, Minnesota. She is currently attending Luther College for Nursing. She has always had dogs and/or cats at her home. In her free time, she likes to spend her time with family, friends, and her dog Ruby. She has really enjoyed her time so far at HSNEI. She loves getting to see all the animals and care for them, and thinks that it’s very rewarding working with them. She looks forward to working at HSNEI during her time at Luther College.

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Jeanne Neuzil

Animal Care Assistant

Jeanne and husband Larry live in the country north of Spillville, Iowa. She has had 6 rescue dogs, one from HSNEI. Jeanne has been volunteering for HSNEI since 2012, was on the Events Committee and Board of Directors, as well as volunteering at the shelter, primarily with dogs. After 26 years at Rockwell Collins Jeanne retired and now is part-time animal care staff at the Adoption Center. She likes making a difference in the life of at least one animal every shift.

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Jadyn Olerud

Animal Care Assistant

Jadyn was born and raised in a small town, Spring Grove, MN on a hobby farm. She grew up with animals ranging from big and small! She started showing sheep at the age of 4 years old and loved every minute spent in the barn and the arena. She had 2 horses, pigs, rabbits, dogs, and cats. She is now continuing her education as a Veterinary Technician at NICC! The humane society is a great place to work! I love each and every animal that comes in. They truly are one of a kind! My goal is to help these animals find a loving home, and make a difference in their lives!

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Abbie Ostrum

Animal Care Assistant

Abbie Ostrum lives in Rosemount, MN but she is currently a nursing student at Luther College. She was drawn to HSNEI through a work-study opportunity offered on campus, and she's been in love with the job ever since! Abbie grew up with dogs always in her house, but she has a love for all animals. In her free time on campus, Abbie likes to hang out with friends and family, participate in the Luther Student Nursing Association, play her clarinet in the band ensembles on campus, and play with her dog Lucy whenever she is at home. She loves her work at HSNEI because she enjoys having part of her day being dedicated to caring for animals, and it is very rewarding to see them go off into loving homes. She loves Decorah, and is super excited to make Luther and HSNEI her home for the next few years!

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Keely Timp

Animal Care Assistant

Keely Timp has grown up and lived in the communities surrounding Decorah. She was drawn to The Humane Society through Andrew and Dr. Sarah, but took more of an interest in becoming part of it after adopting Frankie Lou (formerly Poppy) in 2020. Through the adoption process she was able to see the great work being done at HSNEI and enjoys getting to be part of that process. Getting to know the personalities of the animals and getting to see them find their forever home has been the best part of the work.

In her spare time Keely enjoys hiking, horseback riding and going on adventures with Frankie Lou and her camera.