“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make an impact on many lives, but I will be forever transformed and enlightened by the lives that have had an impact on myself”
Founder- CEO Lost & Found USA Network
In August of 2014 L.A.F.D.A.V "Lost & Found Dogs of the Antelope Valley"..officially became a Non Profit Organization,it is now called Lost and Found Dogs USA Network. To date it is the largest Lost & Found Network of its kind in the Antelope Valley. While bridging the community for a common heartfelt cause, today our efforts are dedicated in the resolution of the on going pet crisis. We believe that the only way to resolve it, is by demanding accountability through legislation,and education. Our goal is to educate the next generation about proper pet care in hopes to abolishing the unnecessary suffering of the community pets,nation and world wide.
BELOW IS SOME OF HER
A USA native, Jeanette Portocarrero lived most of her childhood in South America - Peru. While going through school, she developed a passion for arts, and sports. From early on she had an independent spirit, and at the age of 14 she was making headlines in the sports section of the local newspaper.
In 1975 she returned to the United States where she became a principal member of her high school volleyball team, breaking the school record with 14-0. The same year she was presented with the honorary award of MVP.
In 1989, she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry, and due to her fearless competitive spirit, she quickly began working as a commercial actress in television, voice over’s and print work. In 1990 she became an official member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Fast forward a decade, in 1999, again drawn by her love of sports, Jeanette enrolled in the Jean Jacques Machado Jiu-Jitsu Academy. She joined forces with the fast growing fighting style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A male dominated sport, and out of dozens of students, she was one of the only two women given the privilege to train at the renowned academy. After consistently training, and competing for 6 years, she was awarded her black belt. At the time there were only 5 women in the United States to hold this highly recognized achievement.
In 2010, she opened her very own Mixed Martial Arts Gym & Fitness Center, located in the Antelope Valley. She mentored, coached, and passed along the teachings of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. From at risk youth, law enforcement,and high profile clients, she has worked with people from all walks of life. Jeanette is highly respected by her community, she is a mother of 3, now grown children, who while seeking change in order to abolish the negligence of pets,she dedicates her time assisting families locate their missing pets, and rescuing the ones left behind.
LEXI,A MOM WITH PUPS WHO WAS FOUND STARVING ON THE STREETS OF MEXICO
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMBERS OF LAFDAV. ON HERE ARE THE MANY RESCUES WHO MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE
2013..MAKING HISTORY IN THE AV" THE VERY 1ST RUN WITH PETSBRINGING AWARNESS TO THE PET CRISIS IN THE COMMUNITY
REACHING OUT TO LEGISLATORS 2014
SENATOR TONY STRICKLAND SENDS A MESSAGE ON OUR BEHALF