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WOMEN OF NOTE Women of Note honors women who are making a difference in our communities. Submit your Women of Note nomination to erice@bdtonline.com. MICHELLE COLE Hometown: Bluefield, W.Va. Job Title: West Virginia Third Congressional District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States What is the most fulfilling aspect of your career? I am most rewarded when I am able to gain the trust of a fearful dog who may never have experienced the kindness all animals deserve. There is a moment of revelation that you can see in their eyes that they know they can trust you and they begin to relax and show you this beautiful personality that has been tucked away. That is what motivates me to advocate for animals and work to influence legislation to benefit animals in West Virginia. 22 Prerogative Magazine