Board of Directors
Marsha Greenman 
Randi Garibaldi
Mindy Mylett
Director of Animal Training
Gloria Malesardi
Jaqueline Holmes
Financial Advisor
Susan Holtz
Marketing and
Photography Director
Carl Juul-Nielsen DVM
Veterinary Advisor
Andrea Kuperschmid DVM
Veterinary Advisor
Nancy Polk
Charity and Rescue Organization Advisor

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"Providing a Voice for Animal Welfare"
To create, form and establish an animal rescue organization, disseminate information to the general public regarding animal rights, proper care and treatment to animals. To provide programs, stimulate interest and concern in the prevention of animal abuse and neglect. Organize public relations programs to save domestic animals from being destroyed, work in cooperation with private and governmental agencies to promote the proper care and treatament of animals. Aid, assist, cooperate, cosponsor and otherwise engage in the proper care and treatment of pets. To solicit, collect and otherwise raise money and expend, disburse and dispose of same to accomplish the above purpose. To encourage the love of pets and generally to advance and improve the treatment of animals everywhere.
In 2004 Anita Von Himmel was taking a walk in Bethpage State Park. She came upon a lost Jack Russell Terrier with no identification. Anita caught up with him and brought him to the Town of Oyster Bay Municipal Shelter. Anita then called Marsha Greenman to come look at this little dog who was never claimed by his owner. They decided they should be a voice for shelter  animals in need of a forever home. With that Mixed Breeds In Need was formed.  Anita and Marsha set in motion a vision for shelter   animals to have a voice and raise awareness in the community. Our Organization has grown and we have gained much knowledge over the past ten years. We have been evolving from a hands-on organization assisting in rescuing hundreds of cats and dogs from local shelters, to an advocacy group promoting community outreach and humane education.  

Angelina is one of the original animals Mixed Breeds in Need rescued from a municipal shelter. She came into the Greenman home to be fostered, awaiting her forever home. Having all the unwanted traits of a rescue dog; older with little training; she was in much need of patience and understanding. Stanley immediately fell in love with Angelina and her search for a home was over. She became a sweet, loving member in the Greenman family and a comforting companion to her rescued siblings. Angelina passed away after many happy years in a home that loved her for what she was, and what she became. Angelina represents the true meaning of rescue and our continued inspiration for providing a voice for animal welfare. We are honored to have Angelina as our organizations cover model.

339 Mill River Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
Phone/Fax (516) 624-0437