Volunteer Spotlight - Awesome Aly!
We have a small team of staff and couldn't care for our homeless pets without the help of our amazing volunteers.
Aly has been volunteering at EAS since 2009 and has logged a whopping 5,900 volunteer hours! Before COVID-19 changed the way we operate, Aly was often at the shelter 7 days a week walking dogs and handling most of the dog walking volunteer program logistics. She is also an active member of our Wagworks team which works with the shelter's more under-socialized, fearful and exuberant dogs that may need some extra training and socialization.
Aly looks back on her time at EAS and says her most memorable moment was the "the intake, rehabilitation and training of the 8 dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm. It still brings tears to my eyes to remember when those dogs arrived (we had to carry them into the shelter because they had never been out of cages) and how much work we did with them, and then getting them adopted. It was amazing!"
Besides building connections with the homeless pets, Aly says she's built some solid relationships with fellow volunteers, bonding through their mutual love of animals and motivation to help as many as they can.