Jonnie England

Director of Animal Advocacy and Communications for the Metroplex Animal Coalition


Jonnie England has been actively involved in animal welfare, rescue and advocacy for 25 years.  She’s served in many capacities, from volunteer to board president, animal rescuer to executive director, to her current position with MAC.


After rescuing several animals and realizing the magnitude of the homeless animal problem, Jonnie started volunteering with Operation Kindness in 1986. She was soon elected to its board of directors and served as board president for eight years and then as its first Executive Director for more than 10 years.


Jonnie served on the City of Dallas Animal Shelter Commission for more than nine years and was recently appointed chair of the Dallas Loves Animals committee by Councilmember Delia Jasso.  She was a charter Board Member of the Metroplex Animal Coalition, has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Animal Shelter Coalition for several years, and is on the Advisory Board of Dallas Animal Advocates.
Jonnie shares her home with two dogs, Muffin and Marigold, and five cats, PJ, Slinky, Sam, Winky and Bitsy, all of which were rescued or adopted.
In 2008, Jonnie became Director of Animal Advocacy and Communications for the Metroplex Animal Coalition, a position that allows her focus on her passions:  Speaking out about animal cruelty, promoting pet adoption and spay/neuter, and advocating for the compassionate treatment of animals.  She works closely with Dallas Animal Services, Paws in the City and other rescue groups.