As a lifelong animal lover, The Today Show's Jill Rappaport says Lisa's report brought her to tears. "I could barely contain myself," she says. "I have to tell you, that show will haunt me for the rest of my life, as it should."
When Jill isn't on set, you can find her at home with her five dogs and six horses. "Animals are my whole life. They're my children," she says. "You realize how important it is to take care of our babies. We're their voice. We have to speak for them."
In 2007, Jill spoke up on behalf of Jack, her rescued German shepherd who was battling cancer. She profiled him on The Today Show, and she's happy to report he's now cancer-free. Doctors did have to amputate one of Jack's front legs, but Jill says he's made a full recovery. Jack was even named an Ambassador Dog of Hope by The American College of Veterinary Medicine. "He's amazing," she says. "He's on three legs and truly a miracle dog."