Helping Strays Welcomes New Business Administrator

Deb Dubis Foster lives in Columbia, Illinois with her husband Rich, daughter Darbie, four dogs and 2 cats. She began her professional career working through the ranks in the radio industry. Early on Deb dabbled in promotions and as an on-air personality. Ultimately, she was attracted to the business aspects of the industry. After rising to the rank of Business Manager at Big League Broadcasting, she converted her experience into something which complimented her love for animals.

In her personal life, Deb was a foster parent and volunteer for Stray Rescue of Saint Louis before it went on its massive growth and public relations journey. More than 50 fosters later she agreed to accept the position of Business Manager/Director for Stray Rescue. She was an integral part of its rise from 2 small shelters to a brand new facility including a state-of-the art veterinary clinic. She looks forward to transferring her experience and passion to Helping Strays.

“I can’t wait to work with everyone and get this shelter built. So many dedicated people want it. So many animals’ lives depend on it.”

Deb starts on Monday, October 28. She can be reached at the business office at 618-939-7389 or via email at