Anne Gurchick

Anne Gurchick

Executive Director at DOGSASPEN

P.O. Box 985, Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Board Member - Aspen Animal Shelter

Board Member - Friends

Board Member - FAAS

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Saved: Cancer, Katrina Dogs and Me | Transformation Media Books

Anne Gurchick
Despite her own health challenges, Anne Gurchick follows her passion for animals to Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Saved through her selfless efforts, Anne finds strength and healing in rescuing stranded dogs. Connect with Anne and her friends on a heartbreaking and heartwarming journey that you won't soon forget. Anne Gurchick Anne Gurchick has been involved in animal welfare and rescue work for over ten years, having started in Austin, Texas. In 2004, shortly after selling her business, Anne decided to follow her dream and move to the mountains with the hope of working with animals. She relocated to Aspen, Colorado, and quickly became involved with Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter (FAAS). Anne has served on the board of FAAS for over seven years and was appointed Director of the non-profit in 2009. Less than six months Anne with her rescued dogs Max, Stryder, Haddie and Bella after arriving in Aspen, Anne was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer and successfully battled the disease. Anne currently lives in Aspen, Colorado, with her four rescued dogs, Bella, Stryder (a Katrina rescue dog), Max and Haddie. Anne Gurchick, Director of the non-profit Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, encourages you to make a difference by adopting a shelter pet. "Saved is an honest account of the power of purpose and commitment . . . Anne walks through her deepest fears and discovers hope, humor, and unconditional love amidst immense devastation.

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Aspen Animal Shelter, Aspen, Colorado / Past Events

Anne Gurchick, Secretary
The Rusnak family, who adopted Ruby last summer (far left), holding adoptable Annie with Seth Sachson holding adoptable Katie at the 2013 Kenichi benefit with Seth Sachson. Chris, his wife Stacy, and gallery manager Shelly Glasser welcomed adoptable dogs George, Sopris, Atticus, Thomas and Ziggy as well as Aspen Animal Shelter Director Seth Sachson and FAAS board members Linda Koones, Melinda Goldrich, Marcy Gates and Anne Gurchick to join in the festivities. For more information about other activities by Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, contact Anne Gurchick at 970-927-1771. "Not only was Cesar an unbelievable entertainer, but he clearly 'walked the talk' by changing the behavior of two dogs (see photos of Tessa and Sherman below) on stage, which he had only moments before met," said Anne Gurchick, board member of FAAS and event organizer. For more information about other activities by Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, contact Anne Gurchick at 970-927-1771.

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