ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR Sports Director Jermaine Ferrell caught up with MLB Network Reporter Alanna Rizzo in this edition of the WFXR Sports Sitdown. Jermaine gets Alanna’s thoughts about the upcoming baseball season. Alanna has nearly 2 decades of broadcasting experience. She worked at KAUZ in Wichita Falls, Texas then in WISC in Madison, Wisconsin. Alanna then went to Root Sports Rocky Mountain. She is currently in her second stint with the MLB Network. In between those stints, she was a reporter for Los Angeles Dodgers with Spectrum Sports Net.
Rizzo’s passion project is Guidry’s Guardian Foundation. She began the Foundation in July 2019. Guidry’s Guardian Foundation is named after Founder, Alanna Rizzo’s dog, Guidry. Until Alanna adopted Guidry, she didn’t know what she was missing.
Guidry was adopted from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, in Boulder, CO, in February of 2009. She had never experienced this deep type of love for another being. She was specifically looking for a Border Collie mix and Guidry captured her heart. When she first saw him in his kennel, he was covered in his own waste, yet he had the sweetest face and personality and she knew he needed to be a part of her family.
Guidry brought so much meaning and purpose to Alanna’s life. Through adoption, Alanna began learning of the grave need of fosters and adopters across the nation. She learned of the neglect and abuse dogs on the streets and in shelters endure. She learned of the overwhelming need for funding for overcrowded shelters and rescue organizations. Guidry is the reason that so many dogs have been saved and why Guidry’s Guardian Foundation was born.
All donations to Guidry’s Guardian Foundation are used for, but not limited to:
Adoption and foster fees
Supplies, medical costs, spay and neuter services
Mental and physical rehabilitation and training, for animals in high risk situations, to get them off of the streets and out of high-kill shelters.
Guidry’s Guardian Foundation financially supports individuals and organizations who support fostering and adopting over buying from breeders and pet stores.
It 100% donation based foundation. For details on the foundation, www.guidrysguardian.org.