Idaho State Director
Before becoming The HSUS's Idaho state director in 2008, Lisa Kauffman worked for the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee at the Idaho State Legislature. During her nine years there, she established key relationships with legislative leadership and local officials.
From 1998 until 2010, Kauffman was deeply involved with Idaho's largest animal rescue organization, Northwest Animal Companions. During her 12 years as its vice president and adoption/foster coordinator, the group found homes for more than 1,000 animals a year.
Currently, Kauffman is the vice president of SNIP (Spay Neuter Idaho Pets), which provides low-cost spay/neuter assistance to needy families. With the help of her beloved pit bull Barkely, she also fosters animals for multiple dog- and cat-rescue groups, specializing in bottle-feeding newborn kittens.
She is a member of Idaho Search & Rescue and is certified in animal-response disciplines including large animal technical rescue, swiftwater rescue, and ICE recovery.
In her free time, Kauffman enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, whitewater rafting, and gardening.
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