Who We Are
Board of Directors
Kristen Morrison has had a deep passion for supporting animal welfare for as long as she can remember. She began volunteering regularly in 2011 at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelter, where she quickly became a dedicated advocate for ‘at risk’ animals. From 2011-2013, Kristen became an admin for the Facebook page “Urgent Animals at FWACC” which was previously a networking group for animals most at risk for euthanasia. While working within the rescue community, Kristen has built strong relationships with both shelter staff and local rescue partners to help increase the shelter live-release rate. Utilizing her strong social media presence, Kristen photographs and networks at-risk animals. Her work in building this much needed communication bridge has helped place hundreds of at-risk and urgent care animals into rescues, ultimately saving their lives. Now a lead volunteer at FWACC, Kristen has helped develop and implement behavioral volunteer programs, has organized and executed hundreds of state and nation-wide transports to rescues and fosters for FWACC, and continues to enjoy facilitating adoption events, adoption and foster placements, off-site vet appointments, and networking shelter dogs. Having already raised thousands of dollars in funds and donations for specific needs at FWACC, Kristen realized that there was a desperate need to be filled; thus the idea of Cowtown Friends was sown. In her personal life, Kristen is a 4th grade teacher in Fort Worth ISD. She played soccer at TCU and received her degree in Early Childhood Education in 2014. She and her husband have fostered and found homes for over 100 dogs, and she actively participates in FWACC's Out and About Program. They have 3 rescue dogs: Chance, a senior pit bull from FWACC, Franklin, a chihuahua/dachshund mix, and Annie, a foster fail from FWACC.
Dana Litt is a lifelong animal lover who has been involved in animal rescue since 2008 when she adopted her beloved pit bull mix, Teddy. Before moving to Fort Worth, Dana spent nearly 9 years in Seattle where she was heavily involved with the Seattle Animal Shelter in Seattle, Washington where she ran the foster dog team and trained new shelter volunteers. Upon moving to Fort Worth in 2018, she discovered Fort Worth Animal Care & Control (FWACC) when she was looking to find a local shelter to volunteer her time at. Since then, she has actively volunteered at FWACC as a lead volunteer and member of the Orange Dot Crew, a small volunteer team aimed at providing additional training and stimulation to long-term shelter dogs. Dana also recently adopted a sweet pit bull mix named Birdie who came into FWACC as a stray. Having volunteered previously at a shelter where there was an associated foundation aimed at raising additional funds for shelter needs, Dana saw the potential to form a similar organization in Fort Worth to support the amazing programs at FWACC and through conversations with other devoted volunteers, Cowtown Friends was born. Professionally, Dana has her PhD in Psychology and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center where she focuses on the prevention of adolescent and young adult substance use. Dana is thrilled to be a part of the Fort Worth animal rescue community and proud to be supporting the mission of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control.
Treasurer and Secretary
Jessica Johnson’s love for animals started before she can remember. During her childhood, she grew up with numerous dogs, horses and goats. In 2019, she visited Fort Worth Animal Care & Control and started fostering senior dogs. After her first few experiences, she knew that FWACC was an organization she wanted to support in as many ways as possible. Since 2020, she has actively volunteered at FWACC by walking dogs, networking dogs through social media and transporting dogs for animal rescue groups. Additionally, Jessica has continued to foster senior dogs or seniors with a disability or medical issue. Jessica has over ten years of experience as a paralegal in personal injury law and corporate and securities law. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, running and spending time with her personal and foster dogs.