Meet Our Committee
Jeremy and Mel McWilliams
The McWilliams live in Dayton. Jeremy and Mel both grew up in Dayton, Ohio. They currently have two cats and are on the MercyPets Committee.
Beth & Don Groff
The Groffs both grew up in Troy, Ohio, and now reside in Oakwood. Meet their pet dog, Max, a thirteen-year-old Shih Tzu. Don and Beth have been pet owners most of their lives, and brought Max into their family as an Easter present for their daughter. Max really thinks he is a big dog, and he loves to take car rides and to play fetch.
Stephanie has been living in Kettering for almost 20 years by way of Columbus. Her family found their Golden Retriever, Wyatt, after they lost their beloved brindle Boxer named Mocha. Stephanie’s husband asked their vet for a good family dog, and he referred them to a Kettering breeder of Goldens. Her family has a lot of fun making up new names for their still wild, 3-year-old Wyatt. They call him ‘Housekeeping’, when he steals socks, ‘Wise-en-Burg’ when he is too wild, and, ‘Wyatt is a riot’ when he is cute. Stephanie’s family has a lot of fun with their wild one, who looks more like an Irish Setter with his red hair than a Golden Retriever. Wyatt is great at looking for birds, fetching, and barking at EVERY SINGLE person and dog that walks by their house!
Deb resides in the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton, where she has lived most of her life. She currently has a hairy gray cat named Pita who is 6-years-old. Deb was at the car wash vacuuming her car when she heard a faint meowing in the trash can. When she looked inside, she found a cute little gray furball, and the rest is history. Deb is doing her best to give Pita a spoiled life. Pita loves chasing the lights on the walls as cars pass by, running across the bed at night, pouncing on her catnip mousey, and wrestling with her best friend, Tutu the dog.