Category: Community Outreach

Humane Society Equine Protection Department Activities

Luisa De Roo, the president of her own interior architecture company, contributes to the community through various charitable groups. One organization that enjoys her membership and support is the Humane Society, which cares for companion animals across the United States with the help of people like Luisa De Roo.

While they are not typically served by Humane Society shelters, horses, burros, and other equine animals still receive significant help from the organization through its advocacy and awareness initiatives. The Humane Society protects the lives of these animals by intervening in horses’ poor living conditions and campaigning against their slaughter for meat.

The Humane Society also advocates for wild horses, which are routinely rounded up and held in facilities that isolate them from their families. Finally, in regions where horse-drawn carriages are still used, the Humane Society works toward better conditions for these working animals. Of particular interest to the organization is the sharing of roads between carriages and motor vehicles, which carries severe risks for both horses and passengers.


Find a Pet from St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue

The founder of her own interior architecture company, Luisa De Roo has extensive experience in areas ranging from planning and construction to interior finishes and furniture. A member of the Humane Society of the United States, Luisa De Roo also the St. Francis of Assisi Animal Foundation (SFAAR).

The SFAAR, located in Forest Lake, Minnesota, strives to rescue stray cats and dogs and spay and neuter them, thereby preventing animal overpopulation problems. The organization came into existence as an answer to the need for euthanizing pets held in animal control facilities. Now, after preparing its cats and dogs for adoption, SFAAR lists them on its website for potential owners to view.

Pets available through SFAAR include a variety of cats and dogs of numerous breeds. Each listing includes the animal’s name, breed, color, sex, and location alongside its picture. The full description explains where each pet came from and provides details about its personality, as well as whether the pet has been housetrained or declawed. To view current listings, visit

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt Event

Accomplished interior designer Luisa De Roo is the principal of Luisa De Roo Interior Architecture, Inc., in Woodstock, Illinois. In addition to her professional activities, Luisa De Roo dedicates her time and resources to several nonprofit organizations, including Best Friends Animal Society.

In its efforts to raise pet adoption awareness and the funds needed to continue its work, Best Friends Animal Society holds a number of events throughout the year. One of the organization’s most popular activities is its Strut Your Mutt event, which is held annually in several cities across the United States.

Strut Your Mutt includes a dog walk, 5K run, and a number of other fundraising activities to support the work of local shelter and rescue organizations. Currently, registration is open for all events in the 2015 Strut Your Mutt series, which will kick off on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.

Those unable to participate in Strut Your Mutt as an individual or team walker can support the event by raising money online through the Strut Your Mutt Challenge site. For additional information, including event dates and locations, visit