"Our passion for our work, you can't beat it. We believe in it with all our heart."
Becca Britton has been working in animal welfare since 2003. Outside of animal welfare, her work experience includes over ten years in the non-profit sector with a focus on community development, art-culture programming for youth and senior citizens, public art & community building. She also has a strong background in marketing, graphic and web design, event planning, grant writing, and project management.
Britton was formerly founder (2003) and executive director of Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, a non-profit organization that served as a support agency for Cleveland Animal Control. Through her non-profit, she ran a successful rescue organization, raised thousands of dollars in supportive care and programming for animals in need at the Cleveland Animal Control, and organized/funded large scale community-focused Wellness Clinic events throughout the city of Cleveland. Most recently, she launched a pet retention program called Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center.
She has taken her outreach experience, training, certification from the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life program, additional continued education provided by the ASPCA, and knowledge of animal welfare to create and grow Neighborhood Pets in October 2016. The goal of the program is to provide affordable and accessible wellness care and resources to pet owners experiencing financial hardship in Cleveland, Ohio. In June 2020, Neighborhood Pets evolved from a program to an independent non-profit organization.
Ms. Britton is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program Initiative, a highly competitive and interactive year-long program led by a former Cleveland mayor, Michael White. She has attended various Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management’s continued education management courses, including community development, organizing classes, and animal welfare workshops. She has also completed various marketing and leadership certification programs over the years. Her focus as a “big picture thinker” is to create sustainable change in Cleveland by being an advocate for animals and the people who love them.