Black Cats & Old Dogs Animal Rescue, Inc

We Rescue What Others Refuse

Board of Directors

President & Founder: Arianne Tiner

Arianne began BCOD in January of 2015 after growing increasingly troubled after learning that most rescues were refusing animals because of breed, health, age, and temperament in the shelter environment. After watching many animals not make it out alive, Arianne knew she had to do something about it. She started BCOD and vowed to help those animals that other rescues had denied. 

Secretary/ Treasurer/ Director: Christine Borden

Christine is a dog trainer in Tallahassee. and spends her spare time advocating for animals. She has been an animal lover throughout her entire life and is passionate about saving dogs from euthanasia and helping them find forever homes. 

Director: Kenzie Swaney

Kenzie was born and raised in the Lower Keys. She attended Key West High School, graduating in 2013, and went on to attend Florida State University, where she majored in Anthropology. While in Tallahassee, Kenzie discovered her love for helping and serving animals, working in pet retail and volunteering with Black Cats and Old Dogs Animal Rescue, for which she currently serves on the board of directors. After returning to the Keys, she began her journey in veterinary medicine as a technician, receptionist, and eventually an assistant manager of a local animal hospital. Her experience in these roles helped her to develop key skills in many aspects of animal care and client education. 

Cat Director: Michelle Hartsfield




In Loving Memory of Ashley McCloskey

Ashley was a BCOD director from the very start. Her compassion for animals, especially cats, was unwavering. Ashley graduated from FSU and moved to Texas to complete her education to become a Physicians Assistant.  She left this world far too soon in life. Ashley was a kind and generous person who we will forever hold in our hearts .

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