Our People:

Janet M. Hicks


Janet is an Animal Communicator & Healer who is in practice for fifteen years. Along with her unique heart connectedness to the Animal Kingdom, she uses diverse modalities of healing such as body scans, chakra readings and shamanic techniques along with animal communication. Whether it is physical or emotional, she gets to the core of what the problem is and has helped thousands of animals nationwide. Janet is highly recommended by prominent veterinarians.

Mary Chatman  


Mary is well know in animal adoption circles having been working in the field for over fiveyears. We are very fortunate to have anexperienced Adoptions Coordinator to make the adoption process smooth for people and animals.

Catherine Matlock   


Catherine Matlock has over 15 years of professional experience in the film and television industry but animals are her true passion. She took home her first stray dog and age 10 and has been doing so ever since. Catherine volunteers with many local dog rescue groups in her community, including the Department of Los Angeles Animal Services.

Denise Fleck


A former film studio publicist at Paramount Pictures, Denise Fleck founded Sunny-dog Ink in 1999 to aid animals in need.  She continues to work with the press on various animal-related issues and writes articles in addition to teaching Pet First Aid & CPR Classes, creating pet-themed hand-painted ceramic items & t-shirts and is working on a collection of books for children.



Baily is our first volunteer and heads our volunteer department. She has a passion for dogs and is a gentle, kind, and compassionate human being. We are all honored by your presence.

Richard Allen Oshen


In the deepest part of my soul I believe animals are our angels here on Earth.  Each one of them has a divine purpose, a mission to fulfill, which often-times centers on teaching mankind about love, faith, and loyalty and much more.  This is the cornerstone upon which the Bumper Foundation is built and yes, it all started with a dog named Bumper.

BUMPER is¬†the story about a misfit multi-colored mutt who lives in DOGGY HEAVEN.¬† Bumper is¬†seeking to earn his angelic wings, and¬† this is Bumper’s last chance.¬† He’s given a¬†dangerous mission – to¬†come to Earth¬†to save The Forgotten Animals, the ones¬† human society have tossed away.¬†¬† It’s a big job for one small pup to do¬†all by himself,¬†and he’s going to need help…and plenty of it.¬† It’s the kind of help¬†children and people of all ages can give. ¬†if you believe in the goodness of all animals, then you’re ready.

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat animals.  Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them.  It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.

~Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization