Ann Knight, Co-President & Shanda Bailey, Co-President
Ann Knight, Co-President
Ann emigrated from the UK in 1987, enrolled in the South Texas College of Law, then graduated with her JD in 1992. Ann presently practices law in Houston specializing in civil litigation. Ann has always loved animals and has been involved in THLN since 2010 because animal welfare issues and speaking up for the voiceless is - and always will be - important to her. Ann volunteers with several animal rescue groups in Houston, including Scout’s Honor Rescue and Rescued Pets Movement and it would be unusual for her not to have a foster dog or cat in her home. In addition to fostering, Ann is a committed fundraiser for the Rescued Pets Movement.
She also owns and manages a pet boarding & daycare facility in Cypress, Texas, and serves on the board of her HOA. Ann has 4 dogs, Scrappy, Frank, Nevada, and Calvin - all rescues from the Houston area.
Katie Fine, Co-President
Katie was a born advocate and crusader for the underserved and underrepresented. She broke into the animal welfare world when she adopted her first pup from a local shelter and began fostering for local rescues. In total, she has fostered over 20 dogs across Houston and Florida! Katie has spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector and is committed to fighting for the rights of all in need. With a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish from Trinity University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT, Katie has always been devoted to improving the quality of life for both humans and animals. Some of her favorite programs in her career have been building pet food pantries and pet care programs for victims of domestic violence at a local animal shelter, community organizing around workforce development and immigrant rights, and fundraising and outreach for wildlife protection at a wildlife sanctuary. One day, Katie hopes to work full-time in animal welfare policy. Katie is a grant writer and legislative coordinator for an affordable housing nonprofit. She spends her "free" time advocating locally and at the Texas legislature for more and better animal protection laws. Katie has been a THLN ambassador since 2019 and is excited to get more involved as she becomes the Houston Chapter Co-President.