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?