PERSON WHO MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Voter's Choice

THERESA STRADER

Animal lover Theresa Strader has been rescuing puppy mill dogs since 2007, when she founded the nonprofit National Mill Dog Rescue. Since then, the mostly volunteer-based organization has helped more than 11,000 dogs to be rescued and find new homes. Voters said: "She is an amazing person" who's doing "wonderful things" by "blazing trails to end the horror of puppy mills".

CHUCK MURPHY

LAUREN FOX