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.
By Jordan Miller, PR Intern
Meet Mareike Yocum, one of our pet photography volunteer photographers. Mareike chose to volunteer at KHS because of her keen interest in dog rescue. She had been helping rescue dogs for years, but the organization she had helped is located out of state. Mareike missed the hands-on contact with the animals. When she met Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Hobbs at a volunteer fair and learned about pet photography and canine coaching, she knew KHS was right for her.
Sheri Nichols has been volunteering since July 213, and she volunteers in a variety of areas, from K9 Coach, to Pet Photography, from Puppy Pals to Fostering. When asked why she chose all these areas, Sheri confessed, "I wanted to help where I was needed most, so I decided to do all of the orientation classes."
This blog post was guest-written by Katie Burke, an intern and one of our foster care givers.
Becoming a foster family for the Kentucky Humane Society was one of the best decisions we have made. Brett and I both have a great love of animals. Our main reason for deciding to foster was the simple fact that animals are helpless and unable to save themselves when they are in bad situations like abuse or neglect. After doing a little research online and going to the informational meeting put on by the Kentucky Humane Society, we decided it was perfect for us. We decided to foster only dogs and puppies since I am highly allergic to cats. We were so anxious to get our first dog. The email went out about two beagle mix puppies that were six weeks old and needed two weeks in foster. We quickly replied that we wanted to take them, went to pick them up and were so excited! From there, we took on a Boxer mix that was bitten by a snake and near death. We had her for about a month to help her recover. After we returned her, we took on three more sets of puppies for two weeks at a time, and most recently we brought home three puppies for the weekend.