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Shelter Staff

Sandy Dugle - Shelter Manager

Sandy brings a lifetime of animal care experience to IMHS and has held almost every job title and played every role in the shelter's long history. She previously owned and operated a busy boarding facility in the area and truly puts the happiness and health of our animals first. It is through her tight bonds with other rescues far and wide that allows IMHS to bring in and help animals that otherwise may not have a chance. 

Ta Kia (Just one of Sandy's IMHS dogs)

Kelli Collins, Shelter Services Administrator

Kelli was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida.  After spending 25 years serving her community as a Law Enforcement Officer, Kelli and her husband retired, moving to Colorado to start a new adventure. Spending the majority of her adult life serving in public service, Kelli’s “servant’s heart” remained strong.  Upon landing in Park County, she found herself inquiring about volunteering at IMHS and was fortunate enough to be offered a position on the staff.  Kelli’s grown up around a wide variety of animals all throughout her life; everything from guinea pigs to pygmy goats.  She raised horses and competed in Dressage in her early days.  And she can’t remember a time she did not have a dog at her side. Initially, Kelli had her eye on a career in Equine Science; however, life had a different calling for her. 

Now that she is retired, Kelli is excited to be able to combine two of her passions:  Caring for animals and serving her community.  Kelli still loves to ride horses, but she also loves to ride the iron horse kind with her husband on their motorcycles.  Hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, checking out local coffee shops and listening to some good live local bands round out her hobbies.


Kelli & her Rescue mutts!

Kat Knudsen - Animal Care/Designer/Photographer/Media

Kat began her relationship with IMHS over 15 years ago when she moved to the area and popped in to look at cats (Being a proclaimed cat person and lifetime owner of cats...) but ended up taking home her first puppy. And just like that, she became a dog person, too. She soon volunteered to be an evening dog walker and continues to do so, but wanted to offer more of her creative talents to help the animals at IMHS. She is an avid mountain biker, hiker, snowboarder, and art lover that does whimsical painted pet portraits on a commission basis in her spare time.

Kat and Bea
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