Lizabeth Danek is a graduate of the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture. As a child, Danek raised rabbits, baby chicks, ducklings, kittens, gerbils and mice. And as a young child, she once saved a baby bird who was pushed out of his nest and raised the baby bird feeding it worms she gathered each morning. As the bird grew into adulthood it came back to visit Danek and her family, sometimes for a snack sometimes just to say hi! Thus began her lifelong love of small animals.