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Fantastic Friends Feature: Judy S

 

Name: Judy S
Real Job: Retired
Volunteer Position(s): Fido Fitness, Unofficial FWCAC Spokeperson + Celeb, Fido Musical Therapy

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN VOLUNTEERING?

Four years ago, our son had recently adopted a dog from Wake County Animal Center and suggested that we volunteer at shelter.  My husband has two bad knees and I thought this was a way to get him out of house—to cuddle cats and I would walk dogs.

He couldn’t comfortably do it, but I‘ve continued to walk dogs.  Though, I was a bit intimidated at first, I was hooked after my first walk with Rocket.

WHY DID YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO VOLUNTEER?

The animals are there through no fault of their own and the care that volunteers provide helps them to be more adoptable.

In the case of dog walking, it’s great exercise. 

It’s the best way to experience total and unconditional love!  The pups are so appreciative of any attention – you can see it in their eyes.

WE ALL LOVE TO TALK ABOUT OUR PETS. YOU ADOPTED YOUR PUP, BRANDY, FROM THE WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER, BUT BRANDY WAS HEARTWORM POSITIVE. WERE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT ADOPTING A HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOG?

Brandy ‘s sweetness just touched my heart. The fact that she was Heartworm Positive didn’t bother me because I knew that treatment was possible. 

AND THE FRIENDS OF WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER HELPED TO SPONSOR BRANDY’S TREATMENT THROUGH THEIR HEAL A HEART PROGRAM, IS THAT CORRECT?

Their financial sponsorship was a great help to offset the cost of treatment.  They provided answers to all and any questions and helped ease my concerns.

WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH THE FRIENDS OF WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER?

Great people, who are passionate about helping every animal that comes thru the front door at Wake County Animal Center. They are incredibly supportive of new volunteers sharing helpful tips on the volunteer Facebook page.

WANT TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER LIKE JUDY OR CONSIDER FOSTERING AN ANIMAL?

 

Cat Of The Month: August 2019: Athena

athena in foster wake county animal center raleigh nc wake gov pets cat for adoption kitten

Meet Athena

ID NUMBER: #194983
AGE:
10 Months
BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR
SEX: FEMALE
WEIGHT: 8 LB
LOCATION: IN FOSTER

Hello, my name is Athena and I live with my sister Aphrodite. I'm very sweet, very curious, I like to play with my sister, I like to play with string toys, feathers and I LOVE to climb shelves and cat trees. I enjoy laying down in the sun and watching the birds. I'm a little shy, it takes time for me to warm up to new people, and I'm not a fan of other dogs and cats. I eat dry food and I have good litter box manners. Preferably, we are looking for a loving forever home! If you would like to meet me, please contact my foster mom. It would be her pleasure to assist you.

Athena is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.

Cat Of The Month: July 2019: Casey

Meet Casey

ID NUMBER: #184903
AGE:
8
BREED: DOMESTIC MEDIUM HAIR
SEX: MALE
WEIGHT: 16 LB
LOCATION: IN FOSTER

Yes, I am the most interesting kitty in the world.I also have some fluff to go with my looks and I don't mean just my fur. I'm a handsome chunker. I'll need a home that watches what I eat and makes sure that I get my exercise. I do like to play, but let's be honest, I rather just be lazy with you on the couch while watching TV, cuddling in bed, or keeping your feet warm while you're on the computer. I do get along with other cats, as long as they are nice to me. I will need to be an inside cat only as I don't have claws on my front paws. Don't mistake my age as being "old"—I'm anything but and will make a great addition to your home. For more information, contact my foster mom at Tejanachick16@gmail.com.

Casey is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.

Cat Of The Month: June 2019: Sadie

Meet Sadie

ID NUMBER: #184903
AGE:
3
BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR
SEX: FEMALE
WEIGHT: 6 LB
LOCATION: In Foster

Hello, everyone! May I have your attention please?!. I'm Sadie. I've been at the Center since September 9th, 2018. I don't know why I've been overlooked because I'm a sweet and friendly kitty. I'm fairly relaxed around children and cat friendly dogs. Now I realize I don't like other cats, but there must be some loving home without cats who would love for me to be queen of your castle. I'm a petite girl. I like ear scratches. I like to play with feather toys and scrunching sounding things. Check out my additional photos! I'm litter trained and current with all vaccinations. Adopt me and let's play!

Sadie is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. The Center is open daily from 12 - 6 PM for meet and greets and adoptions. To inquire about an animal, please call 919 212 7387.