Say Hello To Our Team


Dr. Beata Weiermiller

Founder & President

I am a practicing physician, entrepreneur, and an avid animal LOVER.
Volunteering at Detroit Animal Care has fueled my passion to help the homeless dogs in the city. My goal is to improve the lives shelter Detroit dogs one dog at a time.


Marie Catanzaro


I started fostering dogs over 6 years ago and have fostered over 30 dogs helping them adjust to being in a home and finding their furever family. My favorite dogs to foster are the seniors and those who are vision and/or hearing impaired.  In fact, my  one foster fail was an 11 year old Brussels Griffon mix about 8 lbs who is now 15 and going strong  My life goal is to make the difference in a dog's life by loving them one by one until they each find their family.


Rajan Telang


Raj is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at DTE Energy and is a certified public accountant.  He is excited to be part of Detroit District 5 Animal Alliance Board.  Raj and his wife Susan both graduated from Wayne State University and have been long supporters of Wayne State and other organizations in Detroit.


Dr. Catherine Pokropek

Social Media & Fundraising

I have been a practicing physician since 2011.  From a young age, I have had a passion for animals and continue to be involved in various advocacy efforts to support animals in the metro Detroit area. I believe one person can make a difference, and when you get a group of people together for a good cause amazing things can happen. Working with District 5, I hope to bring awareness to the many pups searching for their happily ever after.


Samatha Myers

As a stay at home mom I wear many hats. One of them just so happens to be an animal advocate being a voice for the voiceless. My passion for animals started long ago but I started my own bit of resuming six years ago. That's when we adopted our first shelter pup Zoey in the picture above. Since then we have adopted another and fostered several more.

My goal is to help save one dot at a time and educate others on the importance of spay and neutering your pets.