“I was living the fast life in N.Y.C. and working as an event planner for several years before the stress and monotony started to take its toll. I began to realize that doing the same thing day in and day out was not for me, and I was tired of working so hard to further someone else’s dream,” Leanne Lauricella told PEOPLE.
Sounds like a lot of us, but things changed in 2014 when Leanne adopted two rescue goats: Jax and Ophie.
“I was hooked and quickly realized that my heart was being drawn in a new direction. I decided to quit my job to do some soul searching and immediately found myself involved with farm animal rescue,” she said.