Q&A with EnA Cover Girl, Jen Leary, and Cover Dog, DeeDee

by enafinejewelry on August 1, 2013

Posted in: EnA Cover Girl

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Red Paw Special Edition EnA Catalog 2013

Meet Jen Leary:

What is your profession?

I am the founder of RED PAW Emergency Relief Team.

Please tell us about your charity/organization and why it is so important to you? 

Red Paw has been a work in progress for many years and is a direct result of my experiences on the fire ground with the Philadelphia Fire Department and the American Red Cross.  Time and time again, I saw pets left at a fire scene with no organization to provide emergency care after the disaster.

Two specific incidents sparked Red Paw’s birth. Six years ago, a two-alarm fire in Center City resulted in the death of two dogs and a cat because there was not a procedure in place to help them. Responding with the Red Cross, I was there and saw the owners carrying the dogs in their arms screaming for help, but no one was there to help them. I used my personal vehicle to rush them to Penn Veterinary Hospital (while the owners were giving the dogs oxygen with equipment borrowed from a medic unit) where they later died.

The second incident occurred in January 2011 during a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex in West Philly. Cats were being taken out of the building in laundry baskets and rushed to the shelter without crates or emergency vet care. Dozens of cats were trapped in the building for weeks afterwards.

Shortly after that fire, I brought my proposal for Red Paw to the American Red Cross — to work in conjunction with their responders when there are pets on scene. Eight months later, Red Paw was born. Humans have the fire department and the Red Cross to provide emergency assistance and now their pets have Red Paw!

Why do you love EnA Fine Jewelry?

It’s simple but eye catching. In my line of work, you can’t really wear a lot of jewelry. I never know when a call is coming in and if I’ll be climbing through a collapsed building or a fire dwelling trying to rescue someone’s pet. The last thing I need is a piece of jewelry that I have to worry about taking off  before I respond or that is too bulky and will get in the way. With EnA’s jewelry, it’s casual enough to keep on and go about my day at a meeting or on a disaster scene.

What is your favorite EnA jewelry piece or collection?

The CLASP Pendant on a red (of course), suede cord!

Any other thoughts or information you would like to share?

I am honored to be a part of EnA’s Cover Girl Campaign and proud to associate with a company that gives back to it’s community!

Meet DeeDee:Jen Leary, Red Paw founder, and DeeDee, Red Paw Superhero. Copyright EnA Fine Jewelry, 2013

What is your profession:

I am an ambassador for Red Paw.  Discover me and my friends on twitter by typing in the hashtag, #redpawsuperhero.


  • My owner, Mary
  • Asparagus
  • Biscuits
  • Playing with other dogs


  • Being away from my owner
  • Fire engine sirens
  • Fleas and ticks


15% of our catalog sales will be donated to Red Paw.

To view the August 2013 catalog that features Jen and DeeDee, click HERE.


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