Board of Directors


Eva Ziehl moved to the United States from Warsaw, Poland in 1996. Her passion for animals began when she was just a little girl. Surrounded by German shepherd dogs her entire life, she started volunteering for nonprofit rescues in an effort to help any way she could. From creating online fundraisers, attending adoption events and marketing homeless dogs, to arranging animal transports across the state of Florida and performing home checks for potential adopters. Eva is the proud owner of two 4-year-old German shepherds, Mischa and Nora. 






Vice President

Angie DeAngelo has been involved with helping dogs for many years. She volunteered at the New Horizons Service Dogs in DeLand, Fla. a few years ago, where she become a puppy raiser for a golden retriever, Lola. She has helped train her to become a service dog and be partnered up with a disabled person. She currently takes care of a breeder dog for that organization named Mally.  

Public Relations

Jen Lesshafft moved to the Daytona Beach, Fla. area from rural northwestern Connecticut in 1996 with her family. Her passion for helping animals and serving as an animal welfare advocate led her to pursue an education in communications and public relations from the University of North Florida, where she is a proud alumna. She shares her life with her husband Chris, a bun-in-the-oven due in August, and two, four-legged rescue dogs. Daphne is a 7-year-old goldendoodle (golden retriever/poodle mix) and Canaan (named after her hometown in Connecticut) is a 5-year-old schnoodle (schnauzer/poodle mix).


Jenn Houser is from Jacksonville, Fla. and has been involved with Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue from the very beginning. She is an experienced dog handler who helps the rescue rehabilitate and train dogs that have behavioral issues. She has three German Shepherds, Ace, Buddy and Diamond and a Pomeranian, Pebbles.She also belongs to the German Shepherd Dog Club of North Florida.

Donna Edison is from Jacksonville, Fla. and has been involved with the rescue from the very beginning. She has four dogs, including 2 German Shepherds. Donna and her dog, Tasha, play a substantial role at the rescue by performing home checks in the Jacksonville area. She is also a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of North Florida.

Jane Davis was born and raised in England and moved permanently to the US in 2004.  She grew up in rural areas on farms and was an avid horse back rider competing in shows.  She also as as a child trained and showed Jack Russell Terriers and Border Collies.  Her love of all animals continues to this day and she supports all animal issues from factory farming, fur farms, to TNR of feral cats.  She now volunteers her time in Volusia County taking photographs for animal rescues and offering her professional IT skills (deeply discounted or free) to help with animal rescue including helping rescues with Social Networking and Websites for example this website you are currently visiting! See more of what Jane does by visiting and