A Love for Animals

Video posted December 11, 2012 in News by Matt Reilly


Ever since Liz McHugh was a little girl, all she ever wanted was to help animals. It didn’t matter if the animal was hurt, lost, or just a little hungry, Liz has always been dead set on making a difference in the animal world.

Liz is a 23-year-old from Pittston, PA, and just recently finished her collegiate career at Penn State University where she majored in animal sciences and plans on attending veterinarian school. Liz recently made a trip to Nicaragua with an organization called World Vets. While on her 10 day stay, they did a large spay and neuter clinic, spaying and neutering animals that people have as pets. They also helped with any type of medical issues that the animals had. While there Liz rescued a 6-week-old puppy, which she brought home and gave to a close friend. Liz says that she is happy to report that the family is caring for the puppy, and that they named her Lilly.

Liz also has two dogs of her own, a husky named Max, and a German Shepard named Dirk. Liz was able to rescue Max from a shelter, after they took him in after being beaten. Liz’s love for animals is obvious if you spend just 10 minutes with her.

When asked why she picked being a vet over becoming a real doctor, she said because there is more passion with animals. She likes that the animal can’t tell you what’s wrong with it, and that you have to figure it out on your own. Liz says she enjoys the challenge of what exactly is wrong with an animal.

~by Matt Reilly