Debra J. White had a life changing experience on 1/6/94. While walking her dogs after work, a car rammed into her, leaving her in a ditch, unconscious. After a lengthy recovery, she came home to a different world. She eventually took up creative writing. Besides self-publishing Nobody's Pets (www.4-footedfriends.com), a story of humane education told with animal characters, she is an award winning writer who regularly contributes articles and editorials about animal shelters, pet therapy, animal cruelty, and pet overpopulation.
In addition to her passion for homeless animals, she is a pet therapist with Gabriel's Angels and has visited homeless children with her adopted dog Luke since 2001. She is a board member of the Phoenix Animal Care Coaltion and is the creator of the children's creative writing and art contest, Breaking the Chain. Entering its fourth year, the contest is open to third grade children in the Phoenix public schools and teaches about the cruelty of chaining dogs.