Megan Holliday, specialist of emergency services
Megan Holliday is the Specialist of Emergency Services for Best Friends Animal Society. She is part of the team that assists in enhancing Best Friends’ capacity and capability to respond to disasters and emergency situations throughout the country.
Megan has a wealth of experience in planning and response for disasters and animal cruelty deployments as well as animal transport. She also holds several certifications including Low Stress Handling Silver Certification, AAWA’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership, and Fear Free Certification.
Prior to joining Best Friends, Megan worked as Transport Coordinator for Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She then went on to fill a variety of roles while working for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She served as the Logistics Manager for their Relocation Team where she helped plan and execute the humane transport of over 30,000 animals to shelter partners across the United States as well as Care and Enrichment Manager at their Cruelty Recovery Center where she oversaw the daily shelter operations and care of animals rescued in national cruelty cases and disaster response.
Megan currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with three cats: Nemo, Bertha, and George, and two dogs: Rose and Nala. When she’s not working to help animals in need, she enjoys camping, knitting pouches for orphaned possums, and painting in the style of Bob Ross.