Marge lives and works as a Dog Control Officer in Dutchess County, New York. She has been certified in every aspect of dog control at SUNY-Delhi. Marge is considered by many to be an expert in the field. In 1983, she co-founded and is presently the sole operator of a volunteer service known as Pet HotLine. Pet HotLine is the only clearinghouse for lost or found animals in the county. In 1998, Marge received an award from the New York State Animal Control Association for outstanding service in the animal field. Marge, the mother of three grown daughters, loves animals and enjoys writing about them. Throughout her career, beginning in 1984 working for the town of Beekman, she never failed to make a mental note of a good anecdote. Working for up to three towns at one time supplied her with numerous stories.