Huntington Animal Advocate Recognized for Women’s History Month

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Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly presents a proclamation to Melville resident Bonnie Rosen as the District 17 Woman of Distinction for 2023 at the Evans K. Griffing Building in Riverhead on March 7.
Courtesy Office of Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly

Huntington Animal Advocate Recognized for Women’s History Month

Earlier this month, a dedicated animal advocate from Huntington was recognized in honor of Women’s History Month in Suffolk County.

Bonnie Rosen, a lifelong Huntington resident, received a special proclamation for her work rescuing animals from Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) at the Suffolk County Women of Distinction luncheon in Riverhead on March 7.

“Ms. Rosen demonstrates incredible passion and determination in helping our innocent and vulnerable animals,” Donnelly said. “It is a privilege to honor her as my Woman of Distinction for 2023. On behalf of the entire community, those of us on two legs as well as those on four, I thank her for all that she does.”

Rosen volunteers her time directing lost and stray pets to shelters or to find their forever homes. Growing up, her mother also rescued animals. She has built a large network in the community and gets many texts, calls, and emails every week asking to help animals in need.

Jake’s Rescue Ranch, one of the nonprofits that Rosen works with, honored her at its inaugural fundraiser gala in 2019. Rosen also volunteers to help senior citizens in the community.

Rosen was honored alongside 17 other women, one from each legislative district in Suffolk.