Animal lover Rose Chmielewski, 23, has rescued countless stray pets in her lifetime and recently founded Every Life Matters Animal Rescue. She hopes to win the Strawberry Pageant crown to bring awareness to the plight of shelter pets. Chmielewski rescued and is currently fostering Duncan, left, a German Shepard with heartworm disease, and Duffy, a terrier Dotson mix.
Animal lover Rose Chmielewski, 23, has rescued countless stray pets in her lifetime and recently founded Every Life Matters Animal Rescue. She hopes to win the Strawberry Pageant crown to bring awareness to the plight of shelter pets. Chmielewski rescued and is currently fostering Duncan, left, a German Shepard with heartworm disease, and Duffy, a terrier Dotson mix. KELLY LESSARD
Animal lover Rose Chmielewski, 23, has rescued countless stray pets in her lifetime and recently founded Every Life Matters Animal Rescue. She hopes to win the Strawberry Pageant crown to bring awareness to the plight of shelter pets. Chmielewski rescued and is currently fostering Duncan, left, a German Shepard with heartworm disease, and Duffy, a terrier Dotson mix. KELLY LESSARD

Pageant contestant shines spotlight on animals

April 06, 2015 10:05 AM