Connie Friedly - President
Connie moved to Olivet from the Detroit area in 1985. Once settled into her new home, she joined a small group of women who created the Eaton County Humane Society. The new humane society that they created had no building and no animals, yet they managed to collect a lot of funding for their organization. She got involved with them and explained that they need to start helping the animals out with all of the funding they had received. So Connie joined the humane society and they all started holding adoptions and fostering animals and hosting events that would get the community involved. The new humane society took off and Connie graciously opened her farm up to animals of all kinds and they were placing over 500 animals a year. The Eaton County Humane Society became very well known and respected as not only a rescue but as a rescue with a mission to rescue, help, and educate the community and its surrounding communities. As time went by, the women who started the Eaton County Humane Society started to retire. Once retired, they handed there responsibility over to Connie. Connie appointed a board, and with their help continued to make the Eaton County Humane Society the shelter it has become. Unfortunately Connie was forced to leave after being a part of the Eaton County Humane Society for over 32 years. Connie then decided to continue rescuing again at her farm in Olivet, Michigan.