Sonja Hess was born in Germany, living in Dresden during World War II. In her life she had experienced unfathomable suffering. She had witnessed even greater tragedies. In the 1950s, she escaped to West Berlin and eventually made it to the United States. Sonja loved animals, as they had never let her down.
Sonja was an avid supporter of animal welfare. Whether they were small pets or large farm animals, she loved them all. Kenn Andersen proposed starting a charity to help animals in need. She agreed, and with the business plan that Rob Cole put together, we started FPG Plant & Animal Sanctuary.