From Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Who Is Carol Kline?

Carol Kline has been a pet lover her entire life. She is the codirector of the Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation Dog Rescue Program, in Fairfield, Iowa, a volunteer effort that saves lost, stray and abandoned dogs.

Carol spends many hours a week monitoring the fate of animals that are brought into the city pound. She also walks, feeds and “socializes” the dogs at the Noah’s Ark facility, a cageless shelter for cats and dogs. “The gratitude and love I receive from these animals are more fulfilling than any paycheck I could ever receive. Volunteering time with the dogs fills my heart, and brings great joy to my life.”

Coauthoring Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul has strengthened her existing appreciation for all animals and deepened her commitment to animal-rescue work.

A freelance writer for ten years, Carol, who has a B.A. in literature, has written for newspapers, newsletters and other publications. Recently she has contributed stories and her editing talents to other Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

In addition to her writing and animal work, Carol is also a speaker, self-esteem facilitator and certified instructor of the parenting skills program, Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB). The first RCB instructor in Iowa, Carol presents workshops and in-service programs for childcare providers, and teaches a five-week program for parents. She has also been a counselor at a self-esteem camp in Missouri for teens and kids. Since 1975, Carol has taught stress-management programs to the general public. In 1990, she studied with Jack Canfield, and since then has assisted as a facilitator in his annual Train the Trainers program. Her dynamic and engaging style has won her enthusiastic receptions from the various audiences she addresses.

Carol has the good fortune to be married to Larry Kline, and is stepmother to Lorin and McKenna. Besides her “main” dog, Hannah, Carol houses foster dogs until they find permanent homes.

You may contact Carol at:

P.O. Box 1262 • Fairfield, IA 52556
phone: 515-469-3889 • fax: 515-472-3720
e-mail: [email protected]

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