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Compassion • Commitment • Change
Fayette Humane Society

Patti Martin

Patty has loved and cared for animals for as long as she can remember. Her mother, especially, instilled such values in her. She had a compassionate heart for animals and throughout her life she had a four-legged friend of some sort nearby. Although her father died when she was very young, I recall hearing stories about how he often was “followed” home by stray dogs, much to my grandmother’s dismay. (There was speculation on whether or not they freely followed him. It was surmised that he coaxed them along in some way).

It was her dear friend Monica who introduced her to the work and mission of the Fayette Humane Society. Together, Monica and Patti would bottle feed newborn kitten that were abandoned. Throughout the years at her husband's office, we would see the reality of the problem of numerous feral cats who would seek refuge from the elements under his stairs and decking. She further realized how important the work of the Fayette Humane Society is for our community. Patti knew that had to be part of the solution of pet overpopulation, not to mention abuse, neglect and apathy. Patti serves with a wonderfully compassionate and passionate group of people. Our staff and volunteers truly make a difference.


Candace Cherrington
Vice President

Candy has been a member of the Fayette Humane Society since 2008 and became a board member in the spring of 2014. She moved on to the position of Vice President in January 2015. Candy lives in Jeffersonville with her 2 cats, Jane a fat calico and Raj who is silver & yellow. She has had at least one cat in her life since 1985. Before that she raised AKC registered German shepherds her my mother. Most Saturday mornings you will find Candy at the Fayette Humane Society's Adoption & Business Center doing whatever is needed from cleaning to socializing cats. She have been an RN for 35 years and enjoys helping with health related issues. Candy's other hobbies include gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and cooking.

Deb Diley

Debra Duff-Diley was born and raised in Fayette County and is a graduate of Miami Trace High School and the University of Missouri. After working in ‘that state up north’ (Michigan) and Arizona, Debra moved back to Ohio and married Miami Trace Vo-Ag teacher Bill Diley. Together they opened Yummers in Washington Court House and later started D.B. Yummers, LLC to manufacture and market their BBQ Sauces. Bill retired from teaching and Debra retired from a national training manager position with the Waterford Wedgwood Group to devote full time to the business. Debra has been involved with the humane efforts of the community off and on for over 40 years, starting as a volunteer at the dog shelter when it was located in a block building on the county farm. Debra and Bill’s family currently consists of four dogs and twelve cats – all spayed or neutered of course.

Jan Snyder

Jan Snyder has been a member of the board of directors since 2012. She works at the Record-Herald newspaper and enjoys music and watching professional wrestling. 

She has degrees in business management and computer technology and media design. She is a life-long animal lover and when they followed her home, she kept them.

Monica Draves

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Bonnie Joseph

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Peggy Penrod


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Nancy Crouse


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Stacy Wills


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