Susan Oehlers

Susan Oehlers

U.S. Forest Service

Cause Area


Alaska dog mom

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Organizations that support the well-being of our companion animals. Specifically, groups that work to reduce the number of homeless/unwanted pets, through spay and neuter programs, rescuing and rehoming, conducting education and outreach on responsible pet ownership, and providing low or no cost veterinary services. This type of work is even more critical in my adopted home state of Alaska, where veterinary services are lacking in many rural areas. Every dog, cat, and other domesticated animal deserves to be cared for in a loving home; they can't speak for themselves, so it is up to us to advocate on their behalf.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It is a simple way to support the causes I care about throughout the year.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Consistent contributions throughout the year provide ongoing support so the organizations I care about can focus on their objectives and spend less time trying to secure funding.