Laurie Green is an angel in a city of obstacles.
Twenty years ago, she started the Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW) to help homeless animals. Now, she also helps individuals in poverty who have pets living with them.
Her nonprofit, based in Nashville, receives requests for help from within Davidson County and beyond. SAFPAW gained traction for Green in 2001 “after having an epiphany” at the old Tent City, which was devastated by the 2010 flood.