An MTSU graduate who spends a lot of her spare time chasing dogs was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Caffey-Vogeler and her husband, Neil Vogeler, founded Short Mountain Dog Rescue in 2008 at their home, which they have moved from Short Mountain to a location near Dowelltown, Tennessee. To date, they have placed more than 120 dumped and abandoned dogs in homes with caring owners.
“A lot of times they get shot,” Caffey-Vogeler said of the discarded animals. “A lot of times they starve to death. What really spoke to me, and what really started this for me, is when we would see the dogs not want to leave the spot where they were dumped because they thought their owners were coming back.”
Caffey-Vogeler holds a bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation from MTSU and works for Goodness Gracious Café and Catering in Readyville, Tennessee. Neil Vogeler holds an engineering degree from the University of Illinois and works at Cosma Die Technology in Smithville, Tennessee.
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A video clip from the interview may be seen below.