Based out of Greenlawn, New York, Ollie's Angels Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2016 by Melissa Bielawski. Melissa's devotion for animal rescue started at a very young age, with each and every dog in her childhood home being a rescue saved from a shelter. As a teenager, Melissa's love for dogs led to her working briefly in a pedigree pet store; once she realized the suffering and cruelty these animals endured through the breeding process, rescue became a true passion. A lifelong dream was fulfilled in January of 2016 with the creation of Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue, named in honor of her beloved boy Ollie, who sadly passed away on July 15th 2018.
Melissa lives in Greenlawn, NY, with her husband Michael, their three daughters, all of whom are future animal rescuers in the making, and their two (very spoiled) dogs! After losing Lucy, their 1st beloved family dog, to Lymphoma, followed quickly by the loss Ollie, it didn’t take long to add two more rescue pups to their home. Hudson, an English Cream Retriever, and Charli, a Beagle mix, fill their home with love and laughter all day long. After all, “A house is not a home without a dog!”