Our Team

Sgt. Gidget Petry

Past President

Gidget Petry is a Detective Sergeant with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Intelligence and Counterterrorism. Gidget also works with the Bergen County Office of Emergency … Read More

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Jeanne Evanchuk

Vice President

Jeanne Evanchuk is no stranger around animals and is a huge animal lover.  Jeanne is a Team Leader of the Bergen County Animal Response Team and a longtime animal activist.  She spends most of her time volunteering with animals whether it … Read More

Pete Pezzillo


Pete Pezzillo comes to Shelter Our Pets with over 25 years of financial experience in the real estate industry managing client properties and investments. He is a member and considered the "Dog Whisperer" of the Bergen County Animal … Read More

Shanna Powers

Secretary/Case Manager

Shanna Powers is the Shelter Our Pets Case Manager.  She speaks with many Domestic Violence victims on a daily basis who are looking for a temporary safe haven for their babies with tails.  Shanna is a mother of five sons who keep her on … Read More

Marian Shore

Foster Director

Biography coming soon. … Read More

Patty Mauro


Patty Mauro is a Team Leader of the Bergen County Animal Response Team and a HUGE animal lover for her entire life.  She never thought her enduring love for animals would lead her down the path to help animals in Domestic Violence, but so … Read More

Laura S. Mann Esq.

Co-Founder, Advisor

Ms. Mann received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993 and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1996. Ms. Mann's many years of experience in and out … Read More

Linda Strauss Esq.

Linda S. Strauss, Esq., Attorney, Pro Bono

Linda Strauss received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and Bachelors of Arts from Yeshiva University. Ms. Strauss is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Upon graduating law school, Ms. Strauss … Read More

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