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Star of the South
August 2012, The South Magazine
Best of Savannah: Best Charitable Organization
2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009, Connect Savannah
Small Business Chamber Community Advocate of the Year
In May 2010, Coastal Pet Rescue president Lisa Scarbrough was named Community Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Chamber of Savannah. The award was presented to her by WJCL/FOX 28/TheCoastalSource.com.
Star of the South
April 2009, The South Magazine
Top 5 NPO's Changing the World
August 2008, Savannah Magazine
On February 9, 2008, Coastal Pet Rescue president and founder Lisa Scarbrough was recognized on stage at the Lucas Theatre by the Georgia Equality Association as a Savannah Hero. The organization selected six Savannah residents who had made deep impacts on the Savannah community in their 20s.
Hands on Georgia Gallery of Service Honoree
In November 2007, Coastal Pet Rescue founder Lisa Scarbrough received recognition from Hands on Georgia, an organization that promotes the power of service. Lisa was named to its 2007 Gallery of Service for her work with Coastal Pet Rescue.
Savannah's Top Ten Working Women
On September 13, 2007, Coastal Pet Rescue founder and president Lisa Scarbrough was named to Savannah's Top Ten Working Women of the Year. The award given by A Working Woman In Need, Inc. honors and showcases women leaders in the Savannah community while motivating the women assisted through AWWIN's programs.
Women Inspiring Women
Coastal Pet Rescue president and founder Lisa Scarbrough appeared on St. Louis WGNU AM 920's "Women Inspiring Women" show July 6, 2007. The hour-long program seeks inspirational women to share their stories with the show’s audience.
eWomenNetwork Emerging Leader of the Year Finalist
Coastal Pet Rescue's president and founder Lisa Scarbrough was selected as a finalist for the eWomenNetwork's International Femtor Award for Emerging Leader of the Year. The Emerging Leader of the Year award recognizes significant accomplishments in the areas of education, business, and service to community among the next generation – those young women aged 20-29.
Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue Ambassador of Excellence
Coastal Pet Rescue was recognized as one of the top ten Rally to Rescue Ambassadors in May 2006. Officers Lisa Scarbrough and Mandy Ownley were flown to Washington, DC for the recognition event. Additionally, they received a Certificate of Recognition from U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jack Kingston had a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in their honor.
In December, 2005, Coastal Pet Rescue was featured on CNN.com in a segment about how the Internet has changed people's lives. Coastal Pet Rescue founder Lisa Scarbrough submitted a story about how the organization uses its website to promote pets for adoption as well as recruit volunteers and donations.
Jiffy Lube Heart on Wheels Winner
Lisa Scarbrough was recognized for using her vehicle to help homeless pets in Savannah by Jiffy Lube, naming her their Heart on Wheels winner in September 2005. Additionally, Lisa received 20 years of oil changes to be used for her rescue vehicle.
Executive Leadership Certification
In November 2006, Lisa Scarbrough received Executive Leadership Certification from the Humane Society of the United States. Lisa was required to take four courses throughout the year on board management, strategic planning, scorecards and volunteer management for the certification.
The REAL Hot 100
The REAL Hot 100 recognizes and promotes women from across the country who represent the intelligence, drive and diversity of young women today. Coastal Pet Rescue founder Lisa Scarbrough was named to the first 100 list in 2006. Just for fun, you can read another blogger's take on the list, as well as a specific mention for Lisa.
In August 2005, Toyota corporate ran an advertorial promoting the partnership with a local dealership, Chatham Parkway Toyota, and Coastal Pet Rescue. The previous April, the dealership donated over $6,000 to the organization after reading about their struggle in a featured February article by the Savannah Morning News.
Pet First Aid and CPR Classes
Coastal Pet Rescue purchased and donated mannequins and supplies to the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross in May 2005 so that the chapter could offer Pet First Aid and CPR classes to the public. Members of the executive board and many Coastal Pet Rescue volunteers are now certified in this training, and founder Lisa Scarbrough is undergoing training to become an instructor for the course.