PHRANNIE'S PHRIENDS DONOR SOCIETY
Pet Community Center established Phrannie's Phriends in 2020 to honor the memory of animal welfare visionary Phran Galante who passed away after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer in 2019. The giving society celebrates donors to PCC who give $1,000 or more annually.
Members of Phrannie's Phriends are offered the following benefits:
Recognition on the Pet Community Center website
Pet Community Center swag
Dedicated Phrannie's Phriends e-mail content
Recognition in Pet Community Center's annual report
Tours of the spay/neuter and wellness clinic
For more information about becoming a Phrannie's Phriends member, please contact PCC's Director of Development & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a donation online now, please click the button below and write "Phrannie's Phriends" under Tribute Name.
About Phran Galante
Phran Galante was a pioneer in the animal welfare field in Nashville. In 1996, the city's Metro Animal Control shelter was ranked as the worst in the nation. She helped lead the Animal Care Task Force and pushed city leaders for change. She personally volunteered in the shelter; cleaning, feeding, caring for the animals, until finally, in 2001, a new shelter opened under new leadership.
Things improved, but Nashville still had a lot of work to do as the city struggled with a shelter euthanasia rate in the 80% range. Once again, Galante was at the forefront as she stepped into the Chair role to lead a coalition effort known as United Partnership for Animal Welfare and served on the advisory board of Metro Animal Care and Control.
Over the next five years, Galante led efforts including a rewrite of city ordinances; spearheading outreach clinics in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and lobbying to end puppy mills and animal fighting. She was fearless and willing to use her voice for the voiceless. In 2017, PCC honored Galante with the Jourdan Parenteau Leadership in Animal Welfare Award, their highest honor.