Board Member Bios

Debby Beaufort

Debby has volunteered at Calaveras County Animal Services since 2003. She served as a board member of Calaveras Humane Society, presently is chair of FOCAS,the dog team lead at the shelter, serves as volunteer coordinator, as well as fosters puppies.  She lives with her husband and 3 rescued dogs and 2 rescued cats in Mokelumne Hill.

Michele Rugo

Michele is an educator, writer and editor who has volunteered with animal rescue groups and shelters on both coasts for over 40 years.  She learned early in her career that the love for animals is universal and uses that message in lessons for school children, college-age adults and second language learners.  Michele is active in several community-based organizations and makes her home in Murphys with her husband along with several cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, goats, cows, horses and the occasional foster animal.

Kim deArrillaga

I am currently serving as the treasurer of FOCAS, and retired from Calaveras County Public Health almost 3 years ago.  I am a knitter and quilter and lover of animals.  I raised 5 service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, and am in the process of self-raising a service dog for myself.  I believe FOCAS has the ability and drive to best serve the needs of our animals and look forward to the great accomplishments we will continue to achieve.

Judy Telezinski

Judy has been a resident of Calaveras County since 1978.  She began fostering kittens and dogs in 2001.  After retiring from United Airlines in 2004 she began fostering kittens only.  Together with her late husband Jim they  fostered over 300 kittens, Judy still fosters kittens.  Judy has been helping at Hazel Fisher Elementary School in Vallecito for 6 years and also works at the Spice Tin in Murphys on weekends.  Judy was instrumental in getting the modulars (what are now the Cat House) from Hazel Fisher School and worked tirelessly during the refurbishment.  Judy  is also on the fundraising committee for FOCAS.  She  has 2 rescue dogs, 5 rescue cats and 1 non rescue bird.

Carol Cook

Carol is a retired writer and editor and a cat team volunteer at the shelter. She lives in San Andreas with her husband and three rescue cats, one was a neighborhood stray, one lost her home in the Butte fire, and one came from the shelter. They are all thoroughly spoiled.

Sheri Logan

Sheri joined the FOCAS board in 2017 and has been a resident of Calaveras County since 2013.  After moving from the bay area to Valley Springs, she began volunteering as a dog walker with the Calaveras County Animal Services, as well as, fostering a couple of shelter dogs.  In addition to working full time as an insurance agent, her love of dogs led her from volunteering at the shelter to becoming a certified dog trainer with Animal Behavior College.  She lives with her husband, along with 3 dogs, all adopted from the shelter and local rescue, and 2 cats adopted from the Feral Cat Program.  There is never a dull moment in the Logan household!