Sarah Morris Co-founer Compassionate Paws International

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris, Co-founder, Chief Finance & Education Officer at CPI has worked in Africa (Kenya and Sierra Leone) and the Caribbean (Cuba and the Cayman Islands) for the past eight years.   

She is a teacher and training specialist, and she runs an online coaching & training business. 

Sarah became heavily involved in animal rescue work in each country she moved to, often taking sick or vulnerable cats and dogs off the street and into her home, where she provided medical treatment and found them forever homes.   

Knowing that the population of street animals far exceeds the capacity of local animal welfare organisations in the places she lived, Sarah realised that if she did not help the homeless, sick and starving animals that hundreds of people walked by every day, nobody else would. 

She is passionate about making a difference and endeavours to ensure that her students develop into citizens that contribute positively to society.  Sarah grew up on a farm in England surrounded by cows, dogs, cats, donkeys and a horse. 

She is currently based there with her two dogs, both of whom she found in a critical state of disease and starvation: Percy from Cuba and Jenny from Sierra Leone. 

Read more about Sarah’s experiences of animal rescue in Cuba (written using a pseudonym) – ‘Black Market Chemotherapy and Animal Sacrifices in Havana’ .


Jasmin Johnson

Jasmin Johnson, Co-founder & Chief Programs Officer is a public policy and international development professional.

Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she is currently based out of Zurich, Switzerland, and works to develop education and human capital development systems across Africa and Asia.

As a child, she felt very moved by the plight of the stray animals she saw in her school and on the streets of her native Malaysia.

She was constantly feeding stray animals, saving whatever extra pocket money she had to pay for their food. Since then, she has worked with local animal organisations in over 10 countries.

Because her work and travel schedule do not allow her to properly care for a rescue animal at home, she often transfers a lot of the day-to-day work onto her poor husband, who is kind enough to have served as a surrogate mother to countless abandoned kittens picked off the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Now in Switzerland, they actively fund many animal welfare organisations globally.

As Head of Programmes for CPI, Jasmin ensures that all our programmes are ethical and sustainable towards animals, the broader natural environment, and the humans involved.

She works with the CPI team to design and develop effective programmes in close collaboration with local partners, so that our work is always fitting with the local context.

It is also her priority to ensure that programmes always have a sustainable end game in mind, leaving local communities better and more empowered than when we began our work.


Sea Ramanat

Sea Ramanat, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at CPI has been based in Freetown, Sierra Leone since 2017.

Born and raised in Canada, where she began her career in Marketing, Sea has always been passionate about animal welfare.

In addition to running her own company focused on sustainable, fair trade products, she is the digital marketing manager for two organizations.

Sea has been supporting local animal welfare groups with marketing, program management, fundraising, and securing sponsorships.

A mother of 3, Sea is leading by example ensuring that her children have love and compassion for animals, as her passion for animals began at a young age and was engrained in her through her family

Growing up Sea always had animals around ranging from fish, hamsters, cats, dogs & turtles.

Living in Sierra Leone, which has one of the highest densities of stray animals in the world, and with Sea witnessing first hand the grisly circumstances that these animals face daily, it was only natural that she took action.

She has not only fostered and adopted animals but has aided in the international re-homing of animals.

Currently housing two local Sierra Leonean cats, a dog and 20 chickens and counting!

Click these links for more info on Sea's company The Green Giraffe:

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Board Members

Karen Malia

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Jane Palmer

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Jatin Hiranandani

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Nina De'Vries

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Caroline Murray

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