Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Volunteer of the Month: Bri Walton
Bri Walton began volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Services in August of 2016. Bri was very enthusiastic and jumped right into working with the dogs.
Bri comes in to the shelter almost every Saturday with her roommate and between the two of them they try to work together to get each dog out for some sunshine and socialization and they also make sure they have clean kennels.
Making sure dogs are getting out and getting socialization, helps improve their behavior when potential adopters are coming in to look at them in kennels. It also gives staff important information on how they are interacting with the volunteers.
Bri quickly became an Orange collar volunteer which allowed her to work with more of our adoptable dogs and to help work on training with them.
Bri has also worked adoption events and helped co-foster one of our senior dogs,
who was struggling in the shelter.
Bri is a wonderful example of what volunteering is all about!!!
From all of us here at SLCO Animal Services:
THANK YOU BRI!!!!!!
WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!
Volunteers are love in motion! ~ Author Unknown
Volunteer of the Month: Jenelle Aitken
Meet our volunteer of the month, Jenelle Aitken. Jenelle
began volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Services in September of 2016. Jenelle
had lost her dog and after giving herself some time she decided the best thing
she could do to honor her friend was to begin volunteering to help dogs at the
right in and began volunteering at the shelter: socializing the dogs, getting
them out of their kennels for play time, treats, training and love.
long before Jenelle was joining us at events and helping us to get the dog out
of their kennels so that potential adopters could see them. Jenelle is an Orange collar volunteer which means she can
work with more dogs in the facility as well as work with our Animal Behavior Team.
regularly comes in on Saturday mornings to make sure that the dogs are getting
out of their kennels on the weekends and getting sunshine and socialization. It
didn’t take too long before she fell in love with an older Pitbull here at the
shelter and became not only a volunteer but also a foster.
her roommate Bri (Who is also a volunteer) have taken him into their home and
are giving him the chance to excel and show what his true personality is. Not
to mention helping him heal from some medical issues.
Jenelle is a wonderful
example of what volunteering is all about!
From all of us here at
SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU JENELLE!! WE
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
~Edwin Hubbel Chapin