OUT50 Broward: Donna Watson - The Animal Activist

Donna Watson began her life involved in multiple sports, including tennis, golf and triathlons. Around her late teens, she was in an auto accident that eventually hurt her ability to move like she once did.

“A year later I woke up and I could barely walk, I was in so much pain,” Watson said. “So I couldn’t do any of my activities. So my mother, god bless her, took me to one of the best orthopedist in North Miami Beach and the guy did whatever he did and said there's really nothing I can do to help you, just kind of live with the pain and take pain pills.”

Watson’s mother later learned of a local chiropractor by the name of “Doc Bailey.” The doctor saw Watson and later helped her get back to playing sports.

After an 11-year career as a police officer, Watson started her own chiropractor business. She’s now had a career which has spanned 23 years of doing work with patients throughout the area with chiropratic medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine.

On top of her chiropractic work, Watson also helps dogs with her organization Dr. Donna’s Pet Foundation. "My foundation is based on finding solutions to the overpopulation of stray issues in the tri county area. We have a spay and neuter program. A pet retention program and have passed just in the last year two major pieces of legislation in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland park by enacting the ban on retail sales of puppy mill dogs. I am also attempting to get tougher penalties for animal abuse as well, that is part of the goals. Animal abuse and animal welfare." 

“It’s my two loves. I’m so split in my heart,” she said. “I’m 100 percent committed to my human work with the chiropractic and medicine while enhancing and enriching people's lives, but my love and commitment to these animals, especially the ones who have been abused or neglected, that is something that keeps me awake at night.”

Visit www.aplaceofhealth.com for more infomation on Watson's chiropractic services.  

 

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