Since 1986, speaking for those who can't speak for themselves.

Upon moving to Tennessee, Carol became actively involved in Tennessee Right To Life.  She joined People for Animals as a screener in 2002 after being made aware of the nationwide pet overpopulation problem.  In 2013 Carol joined the Board of People For Animals.  In this position she has helped facilitate the spaying and neutering of hundreds of animals and remains passionately committed to the ongoing mission of the organization.

Carol and her very special spaniels, Oliver & Isabel who are 100 % deaf.  They were unwanted because of their deafness.  Carol rescued them from different breeders.  It took months or love and patience to gain their trust and train them to respond to hand signals.

Carol grew up in Owensboro, KY and graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Zoology.  She attended Indiana University Nursing School in Indianapolis where she obtained her RN degree.  She has since worked in both adult and pediatric general and critical care.  Upon moving from Indiana to Tennessee, Carol worked at Vanderbilt University for twelve years, a job which included being part of the staff of a newly established Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.  After leaving Vanderbilt, she worked at Mercy Children's Clinic, now Mercy Community Healthcare, in Franklin, TN as a triage nurse.  She has since retired after twelve years to be able to spend more time with her family and in community volunteer work.

Carol Wissman

Member, Board of Directors

Carol has always been an animal-lover, spending a lifetime rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned animals.  She has worked individually and with various groups to raise political awareness of the need for laws ensuring animal welfare. While in Indiana, she extended her advocacy work to include children.  She began working with the Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee and Voter Education.  She joined Junior League and with the help of the Junior League of Ft. Wayne and the YWCA, was instrumental in establishing a shelter for abused and neglected children.  Daybreak is in operation to this day.