Volunteer of the Month: Charlie Ward
September 1, 2016
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volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in April of 2016. Long before Charlie
started volunteering for Animal Services, he had adopted a very special dog with
medical needs from the shelter. Charlie made sure he had a wonderful, full
Charlie jumped right
into volunteering with the dogs and has become a very welcome addition to SLCO
Animal Services volunteer program. Charlie comes in weekly to make sure the
dogs are getting out of their kennels and going on nice, long walks.
Charlie has moved
through the collar system here at county very quickly and this has given him
the ability to work with more dogs in the facility.
Along with making
sure that the dogs get out, Charlie also volunteers for the Utah Faces Groom
transport. Taking dogs and cats to groomers who are offering their services
weekly to help the animals have a nice “Spa Day” and increase their chance at
He is also often
taking pictures and making videos to post on Face book to showcase an animal
again increasing their chance at adoption.
But wait that is not
all! In addition to all of the time Charlie spends making sure the dogs are
getting socialization, sunshine, and a good groom, he wrote a well thought out
proposal to improve our play yards. Staff and our volunteers will begin working
on a feasibility plan to bring it to life.
Charlie is a
wonderful example of what volunteering is all about and what a difference one
person can truly make.
From all of us
here at SLCO Animal services
THANK YOU CHARLIE!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!!
seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary
lives. ~Tracy Chapman
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