Professional Catalyst, Rabble-Rouser and President of One Animal World
Rebecca A. Rodriguez, a long-time animal advocate and critically acclaimed independent filmmaker, is the lead advocate and President of One Animal World. A proven catalyst for change, she founded the humane society on the island of Guam (Guam Animals In Need) in late 1980's and went on to run the animal care department at the largest humane society in the Pacific Northwest.
During this period, she developed the EVACSAK, an emergency transportation carrier for small animals that is currently utilized by first-responders around the world. Later, she went on to work as a program manager for an animal related foundation where she consulted and mediated for various organizations regarding shelter and program development.
She began her career as a filmmaker in 2000, debuting two short films at the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema and the Seattle International Film Festival. As a result of positive reviews, both films were optioned and later screened on cable channels and festivals around the world.
To date she has written, produced and directed a collection of short films, numerous commercials, several music videos and one feature film that is currently being used as an educational tool in domestic violence and child endangerment awareness programs. he received the Best Feature Award at the Reel Women International Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2005 as well as the Best Feature by a Northwest Filmmaker Award from the Not Far From Hollywood Film Society in Portland, Oregon.
In addition, Rebecca is the creator of Animal Time TV, an online channel that produces and screens educational and inspirational content related to the humane treatment of animals. She is also the creator / producer behind the online show Animal House.
On the home front, Rebecca provides love and shelter to a small group of formerly discarded animals and feeds the squirrels and birds that happen by.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Rebecca and cannot conceive of a more dedicated, knowledgeable or cooperative person. We are building our animal shelter now, a year ago this seamed impossible. I believe that without Rebecca's efforts it could not have happened. Divergent goals, personalities and historical conflict made the possibility of this event ever taking place doubtful. She handled some very difficult situations with tact, resourcefulness and a sensitivity to the concerns of both parties."
Rae Welch, President, Blue Mountain Humane Association
La Grande, OR USA
"We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your assistance in attempting to resolve our outstanding animal shelter issue. We feel confident that we can now move forward in a united approach to having a supportive and functional animal shelter."
Union County Board of Commissioners, La Grande, Oregon
"The directors of the Humane Society of Harrison County have asked me to let you know how much they appreciate the time you have spent with me and the suggestions you offered for the Marshall Animal Shelter addition. Our discussions have been invaluable to me; you pointed out so many things our humane society can do to further the cause of animal welfare in this area."
Laverne Hughey, Committe Chair,
The Humane Society of Harrison County Marshall, TX USA
"Because I am aware of the assistance that you have given to Laverne Hughey and the special projects she is working towards for the Marshall Animal Shelter, I would like to add my appreciation to you on behalf the city. The City of Marshall is very proud of our Animal Shelter."
Audrey Kariel, Mayor Marshall, TX USA
"It was such a pleasure to meet with someone with your knowledge, capabilities and drive. Our members were inspired by your speech, and your enthusiasm has certainly been contagious. I must share with you the positive comments I have received from the people of Brookings about your visit. The response was really quite incredible.
Gail Anderson, Secretary, Friends of Animals Brookings, OR USA
Founded the Humane Society on the island of Guam
Negotiated the terms for the implementation of a volunteer program at the government animal shelter
Developed a strategy to reduce an island-based stray / feral population estimated at 40,000 dogs
Coordinated the development and implementation of shelter protocol for an outdated shelter
Spearheaded the People's Task Force for Animal Control and Quarantine on the island of Guam
Ran the animal care department in one of the largest humane societies in the Pacific Northwest.
Mediated a county / community dispute related to the building of a new animal shelter in Oregon
Evaluated shelter programs and delivered recommendations for animal groups in Texas, Oregon and Washington
Mediated a county / community dispute related to the inappropriate actions of an Animal Control Advisory Council
Completed an animal shelter in a rural community while shooting the pilot episode of Animal House
Assisted in the rescue and placement of dozens of animals from rural and island communities.
Coordinated and conducted transport TNR clinics for hundreds of cats.
Provide fostering support for a local organization.
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH GUAM
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION - GOVERNMENT OF GUAM