During National Volunteer Week 9 (April 19-25), we have a special message to our amazing volunteers.
Thanks to our foster families, the Kentucky Humane Society has won a $5,000 prize from Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, for having the most shelter animal adoptions of a large organization during Maddie’s Fund’s national Foster Express Challenge.
The Foster Express Challenge focused on short-term fostering of shelter animals (which ranged from two-hour field trips to staying with foster families for one to 14 days) November 22, 2019, through January 10, 2020. This Challenge was designed to help shelters get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers.
Meet Rebecca van Schepen! Originally from the Netherlands, Rebecca moved to the United States in June 2019. She has committed herself to volunteering and has made a huge impact on our Vet Services Department.
Meet Melissa Garriott, a volunteer at the Kentucky Humane Society for four and a half years. Nicole, our Adoptions Counselor at the East Campus was thrilled to nominate Melissa for this honor.
Meet Robin May! A retired Nurse Practitioner with a passion for horses. Robin volunteers weekly with our Equine C.A.R.E. Program
Meet our October Volunteer of the Month, Jason Bishop! A photographer with a passion for animals, shares his experiences with the Kentucky Humane Society.
Meet our September Volunteer of the Month, Jan Arnold! Jan has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic for over ten years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to animals in the community as they undergo their spay/neuter surgeries.
Meet our August Volunteer of the Month, Danielle Wilkerson. Danielle has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus for five years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to the animals in the shelter.
Meet our July Volunteer of the Month, Roberta Elmore! Retired from the accounting field and as a dog groomer, Roberta has refueled her passion for animal care by volunteering at the Kentucky Humane Society.
Meet Debbie Wohner! Debbie is a Legal Assistant at a local law firm here in Louisville. As a volunteer, Debbie works at our signature events, Waggin’ Trail, Tuxes & Tails and Picture Your Pets with Santa. In addition, she manages several Belly Bank locations.