An inspiration to us all
July 17, 1949 – November 14, 2002

Jan Flagg and Joe Jan Flagg was a woman with a vision. In Jan's world, no dog would go homeless or hungry. And while she loved all dogs, Jan's passion for English Springer Spaniels led to her founding of ESRA. Because of her drive and dedication, several hundred Springers are rescued and rehomed each year, all over the United States.

But Jan's vision went farther than that. Within Jan's heart was a special place for dogs who especially need our help: senior, severely ill, or injured Springers. These dogs regularly turn up in shelters nationwide. And the shelters, who are faced with dwindling budgets and severe overcrowding, rarely have the resources to help them. With no place else to turn, ESRA is usually the last ray of hope for these special dogs.

The Jan Flagg Memorial Fund has been established by the Flagg family and ESRA to help provide rescue and medical care for senior, critically ill, or injured English Springer Spaniels. Please help us perpetuate Jan's legacy. All donations are tax deductible, and a receipt will be provided.




You can pay online by secure credit card transaction, or mail a check. Thank you for your continued support!
ESRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.


A list of contributors in 2017 to the Jan Flagg Memorial Fund can be found at this link: sponsor/jan_memorial_2017.html



Mathew Stefanich  
TRUSTEE ANGELS – $500 to $999
Lori O'Brien In loving memory of McGraw.
SUSTAINING ANGELS – $100 to $499
Joe Swanson In memory of Dale Swanson
Anne Kuykendall in honor of Carolyn Molloy.
Wesley Day In loving memory of Casey.
Libby Howe In memory of Rev. Megan Jones.
Carole Gutterman In loving memory of J.P., Moose and Lewis.
Kim Mathews  
Lee Anne Ayres In memory of Bailey, a special senior Springer with Cushing's disease
Krien VerBerkmoes  
Diane Glover  
Sherdyne Hawley In memory of Chance and Max.
Leroy McGallian In memory of Cooper
Kelly Docauer In celebration of Gracie.
Robert J. Weber In celebration of Maggie and loving memory of Merlin.
Tom G. Sprandel  
Barry Harris In celebration of Coco and Bosco.
Carol Horner  
Robert Toy In honor and memory of all the dogs.
Ron Murray  
Karen Hegre In memory of Boomer and Amos Hegre.
Denise Murphy-Gerber In memory of Hershey and Maggie.
PATRON ANGELS – $1 to $99
Lynda McKee In memory of Ripple and Cabot.  A birthday present for Karen Foster.
Arlene Jaster In loving memory of Bucky.
Nita Watson In honor of Freddie Phillips-Wilkinson and his wonderful moms who are taking such good care of him.
Lisa Burgett In memory of Luna.
Julie Myers In memory of my parents' Springers - Abby and Andy.
Caudia Woo For Gunner.
Martina Juran  
Marc Rubenstein In celebration of Wyatt
Edward Cooke  
Anne M. Huberth In loving memory of Marley.
Jan Norris In celebration of Joy!
Debbie Turner In memory of Lexie LuLu.
Kenneth Keady In memory of Libertee and Bennigan
Marti Nickoli  
Joan Digilio In celebration of Maverick.
Heidi Johnson In loving memory of Molly, Henry and Lucy.
Roger Reader In loving memory of Meg.
Jane Burke  
Carole Anderson In memory of Angel and Molly.
Sarah Durfee  
Scott Cloninger  
Douglas Dickey In celebration of Georgie and in memory of Hershey and Kylie.
Robert Kormos  
Joan Caine In loving memory of Casey.
Leon Quinn In loving memory of Shep.


Click here for a link to contributions made in prior years.