Adriana Meucci is an animal advocate and volunteers for animal rescue organizations in New Jersey. Recently, she was chosen as “Outstanding Volunteer” for The Closter Animal Welfare Society. She has written for various educational journals, magazines, and newspapers. Adriana loves to write about everything from social problems, activism, to health and women’s issues, and of course, pet parenting and animal rights! She earned a B.A. in Humanities and Communications, and has studied psychology and social work. She adores animals and loves spending time with her rescue dogs—Pele and Honey Belle. Presently, she is interested in learning how to take quality pictures of shelter animals in order to boost adoption rates, and helping to advance the development of an animal abuser registry.