DENISE FLECK is the Pet Safety Crusader™. Denise was raised by a Great Dane and has spent her life loving animals. She has authored ten books, written hundreds of articles for pet publications and is the proud recipient of the “Award of Excellence” from the Cat Writers’ Association and three Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers’ Association including “Best Children’s Book.”
A former studio publicist, Fleck followed her heart by ‘going to the dogs, cats, rabbits and other species,’ and after extensive training and practice, developed her own Pet First-Aid & CPCR curriculum as well as a five-month long animal-care course for high school students. She has personally instructed more than 12,000 pet parents, professional pet sitters, obedience trainers, groomers and day care providers, and has reached millions more through her television appearances, including CBS –TV’s The Doctors, Animal Planet and CNN. Denise also has the honor of teaching in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Kirstie Alley, several Playboy Playmates and other celebrities and recently launched her classes online!
As a member of the Southern California Animal Response Team, Denise trained with creatures great and small, learning each species’ special needs in the case of evacuation. That knowledge she shares with you in the pages of “The Pet Safety Crusader’s ‘My Pet & Me Guide to Disaster PAWparedness.’”
Denise is the Past President of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter, is the recipient of the Burbank Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year Award for drafting the city’s animal emergency plan, is a Board Member for both the Grey Muzzle Organization (senior dogs) and the Emma Zen Foundation (pet oxygen masks) and has twice been named a finalist as Pet Industry’s Woman of the Year! She has also created a line of pet first-aid kits, instructional posters and disaster preparedness items. Learn more at www.PetSafetyCrusader.com.