Dawn  Dawn A. Summerlin

Dawn was born and raised in up state New York with a love of animals instilled in her by her parents. 

As a child they never knew what she was going to bring home next.  While growing up she always wanted to be a vet but in “her day” that wasn’t an option.  

Therefore, she became a nurse, graduating from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing.  She continued nursing when she moved to California in the early 1970 ’s.

For the last 10 years, Dawn has been specializing in rescuing and rehabilitating Opossums.  She found that Opossums are generally misunderstood by the average person, thinking they are rabid and fierce.

Due to her always supporting the under dog, she has focused on these quiet, beneficial Marsupials. Today she is a satellite in the Santa Ynez Valley for the network.













Besides nurturing and nursing them to the point of being released, she also does presentations at schools, boutique museums, retirement communities and anyone else that will listen! 

In addition she often advises other rehabbers about the care Opossums. 

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