Eunoia Rescue was founded in 2015, and the goal has always been to save animals from shelters, find them safe, loving foster homes to learn in, and ultimately find their perfect forever homes. The word Eunoia means "beautiful thinking" and we have that mentality drive us through every aspect of rescue.
Hali has been with Eunoia Rescue since it was first founded in 2015. She was the organization’s first foster and slowly took on more responsibility; in 2017 she became the Vice President of Eunoia Rescue, and in 2021 became the President. Hali has always had a passion for helping animals. When she was little, she would save the turtles that were caught in her grandpa’s commercial fishing net, and as a teenager she would bring home any stray dog she could find. It was her dream to become a veterinarian to help animals everyday.
Unfortunately, Bio 101 at the University of South Carolina quickly opened her eyes to the fact that her dream wouldn’t come true. She instead graduated with Bachelors Degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science in 2016, and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 2019. She now works as a criminal defense attorney.
The President role covers almost every aspect of rescue. Hali spends most of her days pulling new animals into the rescue, coordinating and attending vet appointments, fundraising, managing the rescue’s social media, keeping the website up to date, and screening applicants for adoptive and foster homes. She really enjoys the medical aspect of rescue and spends as much time as possible in the veterinary clinics learning about the injuries, ailments, and treatments the rescue dogs encounter. When she isn’t handling rescue matters, Hali is in the courtroom.
Hali enjoys spending her days on the boat with her fiancé Tal, who is a huge supporter of the rescue, and her two pups! Winnie is an American Staffordshire Terrier whom she foster-failed in 2016, and Ripley is a Chocolate Lab who has the energy of a small nuclear plant. Winnie and Ripley aren’t the biggest fans of sharing their home with foster dogs, but Hali has fostered upwards of 30 dogs!